Product Design Engineer

The mission of the Oculus Product Design Engineering team is to develop and launch world-class hardware that enables next-generation VR experiences. We work closely with a wide array of creative, technical and operations partners as we push the boundaries of what is possible.
As a Product Design Engineer at Oculus, you will take a critical role in bringing VR to our customers. You will develop structures, mechanisms, and solutions for next-generation consumer virtual reality hardware. As a member of our team, you will take the lead exploring and refining major elements of the consumer Rift through hands-on, iterative prototyping, while working with a team of diverse, top engineers. You will refine selected designs and coordinate with manufacturing experts during the production process. We are looking for someone with a productive mindset who can apply their mechanical engineering expertise to solve problems in creative, insightful ways. Our ideal candidate has strong a mechanical background, excellent prototyping skills, expert 3D CAD capability, and experience in designing and manufacturing consumer technology products.


  • Design and develop new Oculus hardware products.
  • Lead small to large teams of engineers to deliver project goals with an emphasis on quality, innovation and collaboration.
  • Own engineering activities for a major assembly or entire product throughout the entire product lifecycle, from definition and creation, through design, production, and next-gen improvements.
  • Implement sound engineering processes and systematic approaches, while solving diverse design and manufacturing challenges.
  • Serve as a resident expert in design engineering and design for manufacture processes.
  • Contribute to the creation of technical specifications and product definition.
  • Engineer parts and mechanisms that retain design intent and function according to specs.
  • Test and evaluate design components for manufacturability and structural integrity.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing experts to optimize part design and production processes, including assembly line set-up. Support production throughout the manufacturing process to realize your designs.
  • Collaborate with designers and other engineering disciplines to identify challenges and offer solutions.
  • A desire to mentor others, lead by example, and elevate the engineering excellence of your team.
  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • 8+ years of experience in the mechanical engineering of mass-produced consumer electronics
  • 8+ years of experience in 3D modeling in SolidWorks, ProE or NX
  • Knowledge in mechanical design fundamentals for a variety of manufacturing methods (injection molding, stamping, casting, MIM, machining, etc.)
  • 3+ years experience leading engineering teams
  • Design analysis (FEA/Simulation experience)
  • Manufacturing experience and proven record of shipping quality products
  • Experience working with China-based vendors remotely and in-person, including a variety of engineering engagement models (CM, JDM and ODM)
  • Experience building parts and assembling prototypes in the shop
  • History of shipping products in a new product category
  • Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills
  • Experience with optical systems, depth sensors, image sensors
  • Experience with human factors, wearable technologies and technical soft goods
  • Experience designing products with complex thermal systems

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