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Industrial Design Architect

Seattle, WA

Meta's Reality Labs team is shaping the future of consumer electronics in the emerging Augmented and Virtual Reality industries. As an Industrial Design Architect on the Reality Labs ID team, you will help bring next generation hardware and experiences to life. You bring creative problem solving and hands-on mechanical design skills to create delightful, holistically considered products. You have experience designing, engineering, and shipping consumer products. And you excel working collaboratively with cross-discipline teams.From developing ergonomic solutions to addressing complex architectural challenges, from smile-inducing mechanisms to innovative manufacturing processes, you will work tirelessly with the ID team to create products as amazing as the experiences they enable. A deep mechanical aptitude and a high degree of DFM expertise will allow you to take things from "outlandish idea" to "plan of record". You will need to move quickly between high-level experience concepts and detailed, functional prototypes that will inform the product decisions and help our teams make the impossible possible.

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Industrial Design Architect Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate closely with the Industrial Design team to create and prototype integrated mechanical/design solutions
  • Drive rapid mechanical design iteration, exploration, and evolution to deliver elegant, intuitive product solutions
  • Push the state of the art of physical technology integration and manufacturing processes
  • Create and refine effective ways to address complex ergonomic challenges
  • Bring a creative and pragmatic mindset to challenging technical problems to help the team create innovative yet feasible solutions
  • Partner closely with Product Design Engineering and other internal teams to align intent and rapidly move projects forward
  • Leverage external partners as needed to implement novel manufacturing solutions
  • Ability to travel internationally
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience developing consumer electronics or similar products
  • Experience leading technical projects and directing development activities
  • Expertise in creating high-fidelity mockups, mechanisms, and rapid prototypes
  • Experience designing plastic and metal parts for high volume manufacturing processes
  • Experience defining product level mechanical architectures
  • Expertise in 3D CAD modeling at the detail and assembly level in NX, Creo, or Solidworks, including complex surfacing
  • Experience working collaboratively with ID, ME, and EE teams
  • Proven communication, visualization, and problem solving skills
About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: a1K2K0000036zcVUAQ
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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