Mechanical Engineer

Main Location
Menlo Park, CA, United States
Jobs

Facebook Reality Labs Research is looking for an exceptional Mechanical Engineer to help create state-of-the-art Face-Tracking and Body-Tracking capture systems to revolutionize photorealistic telepresence in virtual reality, thus enabling the ability to interact with anyone, anytime, anywhere. We have made some important advances, but it will take a team with a wide spectrum of skills to fully realize this goal. As a Mechanical Engineer at FRL, you will develop state-of-the-art prototype systems, mechanisms, and solutions for next generation motion capture 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 electrical, mechanical, optical, firmware, and software techniques. We want people who work well in teams; can brainstorm big ideas; work in new technology areas; able to drive a concept into a prototype; and can envision how a prototype could transition into a ruggedized system. Starting with a broad scientific background, be willing to become a quick expert in a new area, and quickly build new prototypes using novel materials and/or by integrating structures in new ways leveraging a strong mechanical background. We are looking for a hands-on builder of opto-mechanical systems that can deal with sub-micron tolerances.

  • Spearhead mechanical design, integration, testing, and documentation of capture systems that include components such as cameras, audio, lighting, and capture electronics
  • Design, build and test of rapid prototypes which integrate electrical, mechanical and software components
  • Transition prototypes into production level systems
  • Collaborate with researchers and other engineers across multiple disciplines to discuss, develop and optimize designs for systems
  • Support research and exploration of new sensors and sub-systems to deliver the next generation of capture systems

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience in NX or SolidWorks including Teamcenter/PDM
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques (machining, 3D printing, sheet metal, injection molding, etc.)
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Design, Research, etc.
  • Experience designing for the mechanical constraints of PCBs, FPCs, etc.
  • Experience working with third party vendors to develop system components and drive requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience in NX or SolidWorks including Teamcenter/PDM
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques (machining, 3D printing, sheet metal, injection molding, etc.)
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Design, Research, etc.
  • Experience designing for the mechanical constraints of PCBs, FPCs, etc.
  • Experience working with third party vendors to develop system components and drive requirements

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Mechanical Engineer
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