AR Hardware Product Architect

AR Hardware Product Architect
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The AR Hardware Product Architect is a technical leadership role responsible for driving innovation and overseeing all aspects of architecture development for AR devices. Working directly under the Head of Hardware, this individual contributor collaborates with cross-functional leaders in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, display, optics, system architecture, silicon, systems engineering, product management, industrial design, XRTech and computer vision, software, firmware, manufacturing and operations. They must have a proven track record of successfully developing practical product architectures starting with high-level product requirements, demonstrating technical depth, and possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills.
AR Hardware Product Architect Responsibilities
  • Conduct detailed analyses and trade-off studies for complex systems in order to establish a product architecture that is optimized for the product as a whole
  • Evaluate alternative architecture options from internal and external partners
  • Engage with technology project leads and various design verticals in creating the overall system architecture as the starting point for product execution
  • Establish strategic relationships with product peers in engineering, research, business, design, and user research teams to define product requirements and architecture
  • Perform analyses on product-level requirements to decompose them into concrete design requirements across design verticals (e.g. ME, EE, optics, silicon, thermal, etc.)
  • Communicate technology and product strategy effectively to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate effectively across all levels of management and individual contributors both internally and externally
  • Guide management and partner teams on long term technology investments
  • Drive business results, optimize overall business objectives, and foster an environment of collaboration and innovation
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering, or relevant industry experience
  • 10+ years of experience in hardware product development, with a proven track record of successfully shipping products to market
  • Experience with multiple full life-cycle product launches
  • Proven technical expertise in one of the following hardware disciplines: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, display, optics, and systems engineering
  • Proven leadership skills, demonstrating the experience to lead cross-functional hardware and technology teams throughout the entire product development cycle
  • Experience working with Product Development engineers, Product Managers, Researchers and other hardware/software cross-functional teams
  • Effective communication skills, to articulate complex technical concepts and drive alignment on product requirements and architecture
Preferred Qualifications
  • MS/PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, or Computer Engineering
  • 15+ years of direct relevant experience
  • Previous AR, VR, or Wearables product experience
  • Experience shipping complex products at scale with displays/optics components
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$253,000/year to $319,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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