Veterans Engineering Program - Early Field Failure Analysis Engineer

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Veterans Engineering Program - Early Field Failure Analysis Engineer
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Sunnyvale, CA
The Reality Labs (RL) team focuses on delivering Meta's vision through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) building products that make it easier for people to connect with the ones they love most. We are a team of world-class experts developing and shipping products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. Our team has the responsibility for taking breakthrough concepts and delivering them to market at scale. We are excited to offer a new career development program to grow our RL Hardware team. We are seeking engineers, who are military veterans at all levels, to work with a world-class group of researchers and engineers in Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, Packaging, and more. You will support Product Engineering team members in developing and implementing custom product designs to drive our industry leading virtual and augmented reality systems. Military spouses may also apply. This is a 12-month program with the Reality Labs Team. Once the program concludes, those who have demonstrated their abilities to succeed and make an impact at Meta will be considered for a full-time position.
Veterans Engineering Program - Early Field Failure Analysis Engineer Responsibilities
  • Investigate, test and inspect consumer electronics to reproduce and document failures.
  • Develop, maintain, and improve troubleshooting and lab procedures.
  • Disassemble systems for module level characterization.
  • Investigate failures from module level (circuit boards, display) down to component.
  • Utilize various diagnostic equipment to characterize failures (power supply, oscilloscope, audio tester, thermal camera, microscope).
  • Collaborate with various engineering teams to investigate and root cause field failures.
  • Organize and manage lab space including testing areas, assembly areas and other project workspaces.
  • Perform routine lab inventory including receiving, shipping, tracking of open projects.
  • Manage and report progress of devices under triage.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS Electronics Engineering Technology, BS Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience in a technical role in the military.
  • Familiar with diagnostic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, DMMs, power supplies and other standard lab equipment (microscope, hand soldering tools).
  • Experience troubleshooting electronics systems down to board and component level.
  • Understanding of basic electronics component failure mode (Capacitors, Resistor, IC).
  • Experience articulating engineering solutions to both technical and nontechnical cross-functional teams.
  • Military Veteran, transitioning Service Member, or military spouse.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Failure Analysis or Root Cause investigation techniques.
  • Experience with basic hand soldering and/or understanding of some IPC standards.
  • Experience Troubleshooting Power Electronics, Analog or Digital systems.
  • Experience working in and maintaining or managing labs.
  • Military Component Repair Training or Experience in Electronic Board level repair.
About Meta
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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