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Director, AR Hardware Engineering

Company: Facebook App
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

At Reality Labs in Meta, we bring together the brightest cross-disciplinary minds in one place to deliver our mission: build tools that help people feel connected, anytime, anywhere. Developers, researchers, engineers and designers all working together to help build a more expansive and more inclusive future for all of us. The metaverse is the next evolution of social connection. Our companys vision is to help bring the metaverse to life.

While modern-day VR headsets fully immerse people in 3D virtual environments, augmented reality takes computer-generated images and overlays them on your view of the world. Today, thats typically accomplished using the camera on your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device, and were hard at work to bring the vision of lightweight, stylish AR glasses to life. Were developing all the exciting new technologies that will help people connect and explore in the metaverse in all-day wearable form factors displays, cameras, optics, sensors, audio and silicon to enable computer vision, graphics, full body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Our goal is to transform how we play, work, learn, communicate, and experience the world around us.

The Director of AR Hardware Engineering will be responsible for leading one of our critical AR programs, managing a large team of engineers, spanning electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and platform development working closely with the cross-functional teams supporting it to bring to market.

The ideal candidates will have significant experience in leading multi-functional, highly complex, consumer electronics products having successfully brought these products to market. They should have direct experience with prototyping new technologies in multiple areas, working to develop new processes to integrate them into products.

They must have strong interpersonal and communication skills along with a comprehensive understanding of cross-functional interconnectedness and deliverables to enable the realization of complex AR/VR products. Candidates must have keen focus on driving business results, ability to work in ambiguous/less defined environments, and strong willingness to collaborate and optimize overall business objectives.

* Lead hardware teams in bringing complex products from concept to mass production through all phases of engineering design, development and validation. * Drive product strategy and development partnerships with key internal partners in cross-functional teams, collaborating closely with technology, supply chain and manufacturing operations teams to enable fast product readiness ensuring product cost, design for manufacturing, quality and go-to-market metrics are met. * Develop outstanding strategic relationships with product peers and engineering, research, business, design, and user research teams to define product requirements and architecture. * Organizational experience partnering with global leaders, HR and recruiting to develop and execute on a strategy to attract, retain and develop top talent and role model leadership best practices.

* Track record and demonstrated leadership in developing nascent consumer hardware and software technologies into successful mass-market consumer products. * Experience thinking strategically and executing methodically in an entrepreneurial environment, managing a critical program. * Demonstrated experience with formulating the strategies for unique technological innovation and integration, managing risk and prioritizing resource allocation effectively. * 10+ years people management experience including managing leaders and managing remotely across regions. * Collaboration and relationship-building experience, working with all levels of management and individual contributors internally and externally. * Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

* MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.

Keywords: Facebook App, Redmond , Director, AR Hardware Engineering, Executive , Redmond, Washington

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