Mechanical Design Validation Engineer

    • Seattle, WA

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.

As a Mechanical Design Validation Engineer (DVE) within Facebook Reality Labs, you will play a critical role in bringing VR to our customers. You will be embedded with the VR Hardware team: Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, Audio, Camera, Battery, etc. and collaborate with in-region partners and vendors. You will be responsible for validating the Product Design of VR Headsets and Controllers at the system level. Our ideal candidate will use their mechanical engineering knowledge and creativity to measure and test Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that have never been tested in consumer electronics. Leveraging excellent technical communication skills and hands-on prototyping skills, they'll work to validate designs, communicate results and collaborate on design solutions.

  • Develop a deep understanding of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to be tested for all Oculus products by collaborating across different disciplines and technology teams
  • Identify system interactions and design factors which impact these KPIs and design robust, objective methods to test and track progress. Examples of this are: Sensor positions, dynamic deflections of critical components, ergonomics, mechanical stability, and optical positioning
  • Build and execute test plans
  • Design precision test fixtures to meet strict requirements
  • Work with internal fabrication and prototyping teams to build test equipment in our labs
  • Direct external vendors to fabricate additional test equipment and perform testing as needed
  • Report results to a broad audience and work with design teams to improve performance
  • Manage working partnerships with hardware engineers and/or vendors
  • Travel upwards of 25%, domestic and international, to support builds, meet with suppliers, and work with a multi-site hardware team
  • Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years industry experience in consumer electronics or related field, with knowledge of mechanical engineering fundamentals
  • Experience designing test equipment and following validation best practices
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art mechanical design and simulation tools, prototyping tools, manufacturing technologies and materials
  • Experience working with suppliers in Asia
  • 3D CAD experience in designing test fixtures
  • Experience interpreting and creating 2D drawings that implement GD&T
  • Experience providing technical contributions to innovation-driven product design teams
  • Experience working with UX, ID, manufacturing, reliability, and other cross-functional teams
  • Experience managing a team of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers in Design Validation
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Language skills
  • Proficiency with NX and TeamCenter
  • Experience with Optical Systems
  • Experience with Human Factors/Anthropometrics
  • Experience working to deliver in a new product category
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.


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