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Facebook Product Design Engineer, Facebook Reality Labs in Montgomery, Alabama


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.


At Facebook Reality Labs we aim to bring together the brightest cross-disciplinary minds in one place to deliver on our mission: build tools that help people feel connected, anytime, anywhere. As a Product Design Engineer, you will take a critical role in developing Systems for VR, AR, Portal, or New Technology Initiatives. You will become part of a team exploring developing concepts through prototyping and into mass-production consumer electronics. You will work as part of a cross functional team requiring collaboration and curiosity in domains other than mechanical engineering. Our ideal candidate has strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, prototyping skills, CAD fluency, manufacturing process knowledge, and experience designing consumer electronics.

Required Skills:

  1. Contribute to mechanical solutions as part of a highly cross-functional team

  2. Model, build, test, and refine prototypes and characterization test systems

  3. Work across the full product development cycle, from concept inception to shipping product

  4. Collaborate and manage work with Asia-based Supply Chain

  5. Push state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to solving complex mechanical problems while working with cross functional technical teams

  6. Travel to external vendors up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

  2. Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning, GD&T, and 3D/2D CAD

  3. Working knowledge in material properties, such as plastics, metal, adhesive, and glass

  4. Testing and analysis experience (FEA, Simulation, Design of Experiments, etc.)

  5. Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing techniques (stamping, machining, 3D printing, injection molding, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 4+ years of product design and development experience of handheld and/or wearable high volume consumer electronics, including complex subsystems and/or full systems ownership

  2. Experience with NX CAD

  3. Experience with highly cosmetic products and working with Industrial Design

  4. Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese

  5. Experience designing for human factors

  6. Experience designing and shipping products with Asia-based supply chain

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: 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.