Mechanical Prototype Engineer

Mechanical Prototype Engineer

AR/VR | Menlo Park, CA - Seattle, WA

As a Mechanical Prototype Engineer within the multidisciplinary AR/VR Prototype team, you will employ your expertise in both design and prototyping to accelerate product development across Facebook’s hardware organization. You will collaborate with teams within Hardware Engineering, Research and Development, and Industrial Design. These projects cover a wide variety of technical challenges unique to Facebook’s hardware portfolio, including Oculus, Portal, and beyond. This role requires expertise in both designing and building functional prototypes, including proficiency in integrated design, CAD, rapid prototyping and fabrication processes as well as a thorough understanding of when and how to implement the appropriate processes to provide robust applied solutions. You will work at every stage of the hardware lifecycle with a particular focus on concept ideation and early-to-mid stage development. You must be able to work independently, demonstrate a high attention to detail, be customer-oriented and possess strong problem-solving skills. You must be a self-starter, well-organized and have excellent communication skills. Our team is constantly growing and you will be relied upon to help define team direction and be motivated to improve the effectiveness of our tools and processes from each project to the next.


  • Independently collaborate with Industrial Design, Engineering and Research teams to identify and solve complex design and UX challenges, employing mechanical and electro-mechanical design and fabrication skills
  • Design and build prototypes to the appropriate level of fidelity, considering product requirements goals, and constraints with an outlook on how prototyping decisions translate into production
  • Effectively employ computer aided design (CAD), sketching, and prototyping to clearly communicate design ideas and concept directions
  • Drive large scale integrated project work and establish achievable schedule and interim milestones for team members to deliver against project requirements
  • Communicate constraints, progress, and other critical project information to partner teams
  • Leverage both internal and external manufacturing resources to produce deliverables to an appropriate level of fidelity
  • Design and finish concepts to rigorous cosmetic / aesthetic requirements
  • Ability to execute multiple streams of work simultaneously and independently balance and prioritize project workload to ensure success against timeline constraints

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a hands-on Engineering/Design role in a multi-disciplinary team with experience in consumer electronics and product development
  • Experience executing at a systems-level and working across a cross-functional organization including Engineering, Industrial Design, Research, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of various manufacturing methods and rapid prototyping processes
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge of prototype development processes, including: rapid prototyping, 3D printing, CNC machining, molding, casting, electrical prototyping, electromechanical integration and working models with rigorous cosmetic and aesthetic requirements, production-level finishes
  • CAD experience (NX, SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Rhino,), including design of complex mechanical systems, integration of electrical assemblies and manipulation of complex ID surface geometry
  • Knowledge of electrical subsystems and how to prototype and integrate PCBs and electrical assemblies into mechanical systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of end-to-end integrated product development experience, including early-stage conceptual design, detailed design for manufacturing and assembly, late-stage mass production experience, overseas manufacturing and assembly
  • Experience leading a multidisciplinary product engineering team, with oversight into mechanical, electrical, and firmware workstreams and integration between disciplines
  • Experience with tolerancing techniques and rigorous precision design requirements in optics, machine design, motion control, mechanisms
  • Systems-level engineering experience with complex integrated electromechanical assemblies
  • Understanding of AR/VR products and technologies
  • Familiarity with camera modules and optical systems
  • Mass-production experience with overseas manufacturing facilities
  • Experience in NX CAD modeling system, and Team Center PDM

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Oculus is looking to hire a Mechanical Prototype Engineer at their Menlo Park, CA, USA location. Job contains the tags Unity and Programmer.
Job discovered on 8/24/2020

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