Actuator Research Engineer

    • Woodinville, WA

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As an Actuator Research Engineer at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), you will develop state of the art prototype structures, mechanisms, and solutions for actuators and mechatronics systems. You will become part of a team exploring new concepts through analytical modeling and fast iterative prototyping. A wide range of approaches will be explored combining, acoustic, electrical, mechanical, firmware, and software techniques. We want people who are naturally curious about technology, work well in teams; can brainstorm big ideas; work in new technology areas; lead a team of engineer and research scientists driving a concept into a prototype; and can envision how a prototype could transition into a high-volume consumer product.

  • Lead design activities in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Conceptualize, model, build, test, and refine prototypes of haptic actuators and electromechanical systems while thinking about how it would scale to higher volumes.
  • Participate on a research team providing advice/guidance/insights to your peers in your area(s) of expertise.
  • Apply rigorous engineering and design requirements in the areas of Actuator design, manufacturing and testing.
  • Drive projects with internal and external partners.
  • BS in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Physics or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience driving design and prototyping of actuators or electromechanical systems.
  • Experience in 3D design modeling (SolidWorks is our standard) and physical prototyping and manufacturing techniques.
  • Direct experience with multiple actuation technologies (for example electromagnetic, pneumatic, hydraulic, piezoelectric etc.)
  • Experience with programming.
  • Experience with FEA Software.
  • MS or PhD preferred.
  • Experience as architect of electromechanical devices from research to production release.
  • Experience with driving research efforts in consumer electronics organizations.
  • Experience with design, manufacturing and testing of haptic actuators.
  • Experience programming in C, C++ or MATLAB.
  • Experience driving engagements with external vendors.
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