Facebook Audio Hardware Director in Menlo Park, California
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As Audio Systems Director in the AR/VR organization at Facebook, you will build and lead the audio system's design team that pushes forward the state of virtual reality and augmented reality across the fields of acoustics, audio DSP and audio electrical design. You should be passionate about experimenting with new audio designs as well as being rock solid competent when it comes to implementing them for production. You and your team will directly own the design, implementation, and validation of VR/AR and consumer hardware audio systems across the lifecycle from initial conception to mass production.
Build, mentor and manage a team of managers and engineers responsible for consumer Audio Product development
Lead the team in developing new technologies, prototypes (proof of experiences and proof of concepts) and drive the audio VR/AR roadmap
Lead the team of engineers in executing audio system design integration for consumer VR hardware projects from concept proposal to mass production
Collaborate with mechanical engineering team on the integration of audio system into VR/AR and consumer hardware products
Lead team in debug and resolution of audio related issues
Work with vendors to create customized transducers to meet high performance requirements
Hands-on involvement with the team in the development of audio systems in hardware projects (Design, Data analysis, validation, and factory support)
Travel requirements: 10-15%
BS in Engineering: Electrical, Physics, Acoustics or equivalent experience
15+ years of experience in audio system design
Experience in designing and shipping high volume consumer products that includes audio systems
Experience in audio acoustic measurements including using equipment from Audio Precision, SoundCheck, G.R.A.S, Bruel & Kjaer, and/or HEAD acoustics
Knowledge of acoustic development of transducers for headphone, speakers and microphone systems
Knowledge of electrical design of audio systems including component selection (CODEC, audio amplifiers, microphones, etc.)
Knowledge of audio digital signal processing (DSP) tuning for echo cancellers, noise suppression, equalizers, filters, etc.
Knowledge of acoustic simulation of transducers and modules using lumped sum and FEM tools (MicroCap, COMSOL, etc.)
People management experience, with a proven experience hiring and growing personnel
Experience working with offshore partners
Communication experience, with experience working with Product Design engineers and other hardware/software cross-functional functions
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