Return to Work - Acoustic System Design Engineer

Return to Work - Acoustic System Design Engineer
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Sunnyvale, CA
The AR/VR Audio Team is looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on Acoustic System Design Engineer. The successful candidate will be an instinctive engineer who involves their head, heart, and hands in the design process. We are looking for meaningful experience in all aspects of product level audio system design - from building up early proof-of-concept technologies, product development and testing, through to production readiness. The ideal engineer employs data-driven design, objective and subjective audio evaluation, and a common sense mindset to complex engineering challenges. The best fit for the role will be a gregarious communicator who is able to describe audio activities in a clear and concise manner, relating qualitative experience to quantitative data. The points below describe an example of a strong candidate, however we highly value motivation, work-ethic and enthusiasm: If you don’t fit this profile but believe are right for this position, we still want to hear from you. This position has a 24-week duration. All candidates are expected to commit to a consecutive 24-week timeframe for successful completion of the program. At the end of the term, those participants who have demonstrated their ability to succeed and make an impact at Meta will be considered for a full-time position. Roles are filled as candidates are identified. This program is open to all candidates who have relevant professional experience and have been out of the workforce for 2 years or longer immediately prior to the start of the program. New graduates with less than 9 months since matriculation please apply for open positions through our students and grads career page.
Return to Work - Acoustic System Design Engineer Responsibilities
  • Cross-functional interface with PD/PM/ID/EE/MTE/etc.
  • Define objective performance targets using literature/data driven design goals.
  • Holistic audio system design, definition and ownership (i.e. render/capture/amplifier/power delivery/audio chain).
  • Collaboration with internal/external specialized teams.
  • Develop POC demos to establish performance, gaining cross-functional and leadership buy-in.
  • Development of new audio technologies.
  • Factory test design and specification.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s in Acoustics, Physics, EE, or ME.
  • 2+ years of experience focusing around audio system design, influencing cross-functional teams and leadership for the improvement of audio.
  • Product development and demonstration utilizing tools such as: Acoustic Simulation LEM/BEM/FEM (acoustic, magnetic, multiphysics), 3D modeling (NX, SolidWorks, etc.), MATLAB (design, testing, algorithm prototyping, etc.), Max MSP (algorithm and audio chain prototyping demo's).
  • Must have work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • Must be unemployed or underemployed for 2 years or longer immediately prior to the start of the program.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Other: Personal hobby project experience - we’re excited to talk about any sort of interesting projects and their transferable skills (can be completely unrelated to audio)
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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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