Nov 16 2020

Build the Future: Facebook Reality Labs in Asia Pacific

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Across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, Facebook teams are bringing new immersive experiences to people around the world. The Facebook Reality Labs team is building products and technologies—like Oculus’ VR hardware, Portal’s smart video calling devices, and AR experiences powered through Spark AR—that help people transcend distance and feel connected, even when they’re apart.
Our teams in China, Japan and Taiwan are working hard to put AR and VR (Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality) technology into the hands of more people to enable meaningful interactions regardless of physical distance. From manufacturing to material and sales roles, we’re looking for brilliant and passionate individuals to join our APAC teams. Find out more about the incredible work being done, and apply for opportunities here.

Shanghai, China

In Shanghai, the team is building new, category-defining consumer products—such as Portal and Oculus Rift S, Quest, and Go—that unlock immersive social experiences and increase the depth of connections people can have with friends and family across the globe. They are focused on design for manufacturing, process development, test engineering, quality management, and reliability/failure analysis. Team members are constantly innovating, from introducing more efficient workflows into assembly and reliability tests, to developing new quality processes to speed up delivery and communication with vendors.
Echo W., Factory Operations Director for the Oculus team in Shanghai, shares her insight into how the inclusive work environment in the company helps people to grow in their careers.
"Echo stands in front of a gray background."
Echo, a leader on the Oculus team in Shanghai.
“Risks and challenges are ever-present in our day-to-day work on the Factory Operations team. To achieve the best possible outcome, we collect ideas from different groups, such as Oculus and our contract suppliers. Then, we connect with teams across APAC on project development and run experiments to find the best consensus. Once a plan is in place, we work directly with factories to solve problems and ensure that production and delivery run smoothly. While COVID-19 has changed how we work, we’ve actually grown closer with our partners.
We collaborate closely with many Facebook teams around the world—such as Product Design, Engineering, Logistics, and Operations—in Menlo Park for hardware development and our ramp. Successfully launching Quest 2 is a great example of our teamwork. And in Hong Kong, the Recruiting team is helping us meet our hiring goals to scale our teams across the APAC region.
In addition to the impactful work we do, I’ve been impressed by Facebook’s inclusive company culture. I’ve found that when you work at a company where people respect and encourage each other, you’ll experience a growing sense of achievement and self-worth. You’ll also become more confident as you develop personally and professionally.
I’m especially grateful for the personal connections we have while working from home. Bringing everyone together virtually has strengthened our community. We’ve welcomed new team members and teamed up with diversity partners in Singapore to put on community events together. We produce fun videos and have cooking competitions. It’s a fun way to support one another, get to know each other better, and connect in a creative way. It also creates a strong sense of belonging.”
Being part of the team means having the opportunity to build and define an entirely new form of technology. We are pioneers in this field and you will be joining us in redefining and creating standards in the industry. Check out opportunities here!

Tokyo, Japan

The Facebook team in Japan works on projects that strengthen community bonds, create economic opportunities, and help people build meaningful connections using Instagram and our other apps and technologies. In Tokyo, the Facebook Reality Labs team primarily focuses on product sales. They identify market opportunities, surface market feedback, and execute on market plans to build visibility and drive adoption and growth of Oculus products.
Meet Naoki K., Facebook Reality Labs Retail Sales Lead in Japan. He shares more about the work his team is doing across marketing and sales in the Japanese market.
"Naoki standing indoors and smiling."
Naoki works from his home office in Japan.
“I’ve always been driven to explore new challenges. I joined Facebook because I saw Oculus as a big opportunity to launch a new product in the open market. I currently lead the Channel Marketing and Sales teams—from business development to channel marketing programs, these teams work together to grow Oculus’ business in Japan. Our goal is to help raise awareness as many people don’t realize yet that Oculus is available in APAC. We think about events such as launches, promotions, and high sales seasons, as well as our co-marketing programs with retail partners, out-of-home (OOH), SEM, SEO, and in-store ads. I think of my role as being a strategic planner, which means I create tactical plans and pipelines and manage our progress. It’s like working on a puzzle and trying to figure out how all the pieces fit together.
Even though we’re all working from home now, there is still a strong sense of belonging and collaboration. This is true both within Facebook and also with our sales partners, who I meet with nearly every day. Internally, we work with a team in Singapore to manage orders, another in Hong Kong for warehouse needs, and several teams in the United States. We work closely with the Sales Operation team at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California to establish budgets, share best practices for sales and channel management and get advice for program planning. One interesting switch with our suppliers in Japan was being forced to move from analog, in-person meetings to being fully digital. While at first it felt counter to the culture, and dramatically changed the way of business meetings, the technology we have access to empowers us to collaborate effectively.
Within my team and cross-functionally, I draw inspiration from our weekly casual all-hands. It’s an agenda-free meeting where we can brainstorm new ideas and bond with coworkers. In the era of COVID-19, this has become an important part of our culture. It helps us build stronger connections with each other, feel excited and inspired about our work, and gives our new team members a chance to get to know everyone. The culture of collaboration at Facebook is refreshing, and it keeps me motivated to solve challenging problems and think critically about how to build Oculus’ presence in the Japanese market.”
"Ten people in grid layout on a video call."
The Facebook Reality Labs team in Japan catches up with each other on video chat while working from home..
The Facebook Reality Labs team in Japan may be small, but we’re growing fast and looking for experienced professionals to join us. Explore opportunities in Japan here!

Taipei, Taiwan

The Facebook Reality Labs team in Taipei is focused on developing and delivering products that make it easier for people around the world to connect with others. From building and launching new products to strategic sourcing and shipping, they work closely with Hardware Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing partners to ensure new products are manufacturable from an idea to mass production and through end of life.
The team sits at the intersection of hardware, software, and content, and team members work together to overcome challenges, deliver breakthroughs, and accomplish bold things. Meet Jairo S., a product design engineer who shares more about the culture at Facebook in Taiwan.
"Jairo stands indoors in front of a white wall."
Jairo works from his home in Taiwan.
“I joined Facebook in 2019 as the first engineer in the APAC region, though I’m part of the Product Design team at Facebook headquarters. I’ve worked on four big projects already, including one that was still in the design phase. In this stage, we have a lot of discussions, simulation, and calculations to ensure our design will work. Then, we produce a larger quantity of products and move work to the factory to make sure we can build them smoothly.
Though I’m in Taiwan, each project I work on calls for close collaboration with different global teams. We regularly communicate and work together with different teams—such as engineering program managers, manufacturing engineers, and people from the Quality team—in the APAC region too. Since we’re located near suppliers who manufacture the products we design, the APAC team plays an important role in bridging the gap.
To do this, we navigate communication issues, guide conversations, and manage expectations. Establishing trust and building relationships is an important part of our job, and it helps us gather all of the information we need to drive projects forward. We make contract manufacturers feel comfortable so they can talk with us as part of a team, rather than just a supplier for a client. I’m honored to work alongside engineers who are not just incredibly talented, but team players who are great communicators.”
Being part of the team means having the opportunity to build and define an entirely new form of technology. We are pioneers in this field and you will be joining us in redefining and creating standards in the industry. Check out opportunities in Taiwan here!

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