At Meta Reality Labs (MRL), our goal is to explore, innovate and design novel interfaces and hardware subsystems for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. We are looking for a skilled and motivated Electrical Engineer to join our Hardware Research Engineering team, whose mission is to design, build, and test prototype electrical systems for future consumer VR and AR experiences. There are roles open on multiple teams, including Display Systems Research working with projects such as varifocal lens prototypes, holographic optics, and DeepFocus, and on the XR Interaction team working with technologies such as EMG and wrist-worn devices.
We are specifically looking for a candidate with a broad set of experiences, including embedded design, analog/mixed signal design, RF, and/or multimodal biometric sensing. The systems we work with could have ASICs, microcontrollers, microprocessors, FPGAs from simple to large, displays, audio, inertial sensors, camera sensors, and high speed I/O.
You will work cross-functionally with teams that will dynamically change depending on the problem and potentially include mechanical, optical, firmware, software, and research experts. We want people who work well in teams, can brainstorm big ideas, work in new technology areas, are able to drive a concept into a design, and tolerate a high degree of ambiguity. You should be able to create a board definition and implement with electrical schematic and layout, bring-up, troubleshoot, and ready these devices for small-batch research prototyping efforts. More broadly, the chosen candidate will work with a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers and will have access to cutting edge technology, resources, and testing facilities.
Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
Architect and design electrical engineering solutions for novel VR/AR devices and systems
Invent novel engineering solution to challenging power/size/thermal requirements
Hands-on contribution to develop schematics, guide board layout, assemble, test, debug, and integrate multi-component electrical systems using industry-standard simulation and design packages such as SPICE, MATLAB, Altium or Cadence
Lead the engineering of large and complex multidisciplinary hardware projects
Establish and conduct collaborations with multidisciplinary partners, both internal and external
10+ years of industry experience in hardware design or electrical engineering roles, along with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Experience with use of oscilloscopes, digital test equipment, logic analyzers, and function generators. Practical experience of measuring/analyzing multi-GHz buses
Experience with opto-electrical systems, such as image sensors, lasers, proximity sensors, and depth sensors
Experience designing for the current generations of programmable devices such as DSPs, FPGAs, uControllers, and uProcessors
Experience working independently, managing priorities, and providing mentorship to junior engineers
Experience with low and high speed digital communication interfaces such as MIPI D-PHY, USB SS, I2C, and SPI, as well as analog design experience including implementation of switching power supplies and measurement of analog signals
15+ years of experience in research or advanced development
Experience with IMUs/sensor systems with an understanding of calibration methods
Experience with battery/low power systems
MS degree, in Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or equivalent
Experience with wireless communication systems such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or mobile 4G/LTE/5G
Experience with designing hardware systems for computer vision applications
Experience incubating new technologies and guiding them through tech transfer
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