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Research Mechanical Engineer

Company: Oculus
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Facebook Reality Labs Research Audio Team is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to help bring cutting edge virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences and hardware to life through collaboration and commitment. In our Research & Advanced Development projects, we are setting out to fundamentally transform how people interact with sound, bringing these experiences to the daily lives of billions of people. To make this possible, we need a well-rounded team that fosters collaboration, communication, and is sympathetic to the challenges in these diverse domains.In this role, you will be partnering with engineers and researchers to concept, design, and build wearable audio hardware. You will be collaborating and contributing at a deeply technical level and guiding efforts of team members who will be supporting you, including vendors and manufacturing partners. You will work on miniaturized mechanical systems while considering anthropometric data driven and materials based solutions in order to optimize designs for best performance with regards to size, weight, and comfort needed for the future of AR/VR devices.We are looking for someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, exhibits a sense of ownership, and enjoys an honest and considerate environment. We have a wide variety of problems that need solutions, and we depend on people who are comfortable with embracing a creative, thoughtful approach to both short-term and long-term problem solving.

Design, build, and validate novel form-factor prototypes
Utilize anthropometric data to drive wearable designs
Simulate and measure performance of prototype designs
Evaluate, develop, and select new materials, technologies, and techniques
Manage vendors and manufacturing partners to achieve the team's goals

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
4+ years of experience working in the consumer electronics field
Experience with ergonomic driven designs using anthropometric data
Experience with 3D design modeling (NX, SolidWorks, CREO)
Experience with hands-on prototyping and manufacturing techniques (machining, 3D printing, injection molding, casting, soft goods etc.)
Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

MS in ME, Physics, or equivalent experience
Experience in personal audio hardware designs
Experience in wearable consumer electronics
Experience in statistical analysis
Experience in failure analysis (both hands-on and analyzing data)
Experience with a wide variety of materials such as elastomers, thin film composites, or soft goods

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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