Electrical Engineer

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Electrical Engineer
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Pittsburgh, PA
Meta Reality Labs - Research (RLR) is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. At the Codec Avatar lab, we aspire to a vision of social VR and AR, where people are able to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions. RLR is looking for a talented Electrical Engineer to accelerate the progression to authentic social presence in virtual reality. In our current pipeline, a multitude of sensing components, including image sensors, microphones, and inertial measurement units are installed on the headset prototypes in order to collect a rich suite of information that reflects the user's physical state, with an emphasis on modality synchronicity and latency minimization; this information is then processed by our state-of-the-art algorithms to allow for a computational representation of the user. The ideal candidate for this position will be experienced in prototyping vision and audio capture system, circuit simulation and modeling, schematics capture, and layout design involving high-speed digital systems, flexes and programmable logic, as well as the use of multi-GHz digital test equipment; a working knowledge of industry-standard differential signaling and communication protocols would also be crucial. You will work in a dynamic cross-functional team including electrical, mechanical, and software engineers, as well as design and research experts. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
Electrical Engineer Responsibilities
  • Design electrical engineering solutions for novel VR/AR devices and systems which combine mechanics, vision, audio, optics, and software
  • Establish and conduct collaborations with internal and external technology partners and vendors
  • Co-lead the engineering of large and complex multidisciplinary hardware projects
  • Discover new trends and solutions in high speed interconnects, such as those based on MIPI, USB, PCIe, CoaXPress, and Ethernet
  • Apply novel engineering solution to challenging power/size/thermal requirements
  • Contribute hands-on to developing schematics, guiding board layout, simulating, assembly, testing, debugging, and integration of multi-component electrical systems, as well as implementing RTL for programmable logic
  • Collaborate in a team environment across engineering and research disciplines
  • Transform vendor reference designs into custom solutions. Work independently and manage priorities
  • Work independently and manage priorities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of industry experience in hardware design and electrical engineering roles
  • Experience mentoring junior engineers and working highly independently while managing priorities
  • Experience with low and high speed communication interfaces, such as MIPI, USB, PCIe, Ethernet, I2C, SPI, I2S, and CAN
  • Experience with bringing up and debugging high-speed digital systems
  • Experience working with and integrating appropriate FPGA solutions into systems that also include microcontrollers and/or microprocessors
  • Experience with circuit simulations and modeling (e.g. SPICE)
  • Experience with schematic and board design using Cadence OrCAD, Altium, or equivalent, targeting HDI design
  • Experience with use of oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, function generators, and other digital test equipment. Practical experience of measuring/analyzing multi-GHz signals.
  • Experience with one of these technologies: camera, audio, robotics, lighting, digital signal processing, real-time image processing, display engineering, FPGA.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with time synchronization protocols such as NTP, PTP and IRIG
  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of industry experience in hardware design and electrical engineering roles
  • 3+ years of experience in research or advanced development
  • Experience with sensors, such as cameras, lidars, proximity sensors, microphones, IMUs, LEDs, and depth sensors
  • Experience with audio signal processing standards such as AVB, TDM, PDM
  • Experience with designing hardware systems for computer vision and audio applications
  • Experience of designing electrical systems with very hard power, weight, thermal and compute constraints
  • Experience with battery-powered low-power systems
  • Experience in both research and product development environments
  • Experience with system scale-up and designing high volume consumer products
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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$129,000/year to $196,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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