Technical Lead Manager, Research Electrical Engineer

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Technical Lead Manager, Research Electrical Engineer
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Redmond, WA
The Reality Labs Research Audio Team is looking for a Technical Lead Manager (TLM) Electrical Engineer to help bring cutting edge virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences and hardware to life. In our Research & Advanced Development projects, we are setting out to fundamentally transform how people interact with sound and audio devices; bringing new high value experiences to the daily lives of billions of people. To make this possible, we need a leader to foster a well-rounded team that nurtures kinship, enables good communication, and is sympathetic to the challenges in these diverse domains. In this role, you will be leading and cooperating with engineers and researchers to concept, design, and build the next generation of research hardware systems that enable social VR and AR. You will be collaborating and contributing at a deeply technical level and guiding efforts of team members supporting you; including vendors and manufacturing partners. You will be responsible for intaking requirements from researchers and engineers, defining optimized workflows, identifying risks and associated mitigation plans, and clearly communicate to program stakeholders. You will lead the design of hardware that includes audio and power supply circuitry, small microcontrollers, large System On Chip devices, FPGAs, MEMS sensors, and cameras. We are looking for someone who is comfortable with ambiguity, exhibits a sense of ownership, and enjoys an honest and considerate environment. We have a wide variety of problems that need solutions, and we depend on people who are comfortable with embracing a creative, thoughtful approach to both short-term and long-term problem solving.
Technical Lead Manager, Research Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
  • Lead electrical development for audio hardware in a highly cross-functional team environment
  • Mentor, provide guidance, and develop a small team of electrical engineers
  • Coordinate with key partners (Researchers, Mechanical Engineers, System Engineers, Leadership, Operations, Legal, Facilities, etc.) to support new and ongoing projects
  • Manage project meetings, schedules, milestones and delivery
  • Design, simulate, prototype, and test VR/AR systems that combine electronics, mechanics, optics and software
  • Manage vendors and manufacturing partners to achieve teams goals
Minimum Qualifications
  • 7+ years of experience as a hardware leader working across one or more of the following areas: audio, wearable, and/or consumer electronics devices
  • 2+ years of experience managing hardware teams
  • Experience leading and driving electrical design development from schematic capture, PCB layout through assembly
  • Experience with circuit simulations and modeling (e.g. SPICE)
  • Experience with bringing up and debugging high-speed digital systems
  • BS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent
  • Integration and analysis of sensors (IMU, Accelerometers, Mics etc.)
  • Experience growing an engineering team
  • Circuit design experience with Microcontrollers and programmable logic/FPGAs
  • Experience integrating RF technologies such as WIFI, BT, GPS, etc.
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