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Facebook Electrical Engineer Systems Lead in Menlo Park, California


The Oculus team at Facebook is helping people around the world come together and connect through world-class VR hardware and software.With global departments dedicated to VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, Oculus is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. VR’s potential to change the world is immense — and we’re just getting started.

As the Electrical Engineer Systems Lead, you will help design next generation electrical hardware for VR devices at Oculus. You have deep expertise in electrical and firmware design and have shipped various types of consumer devices. As a leader in the team, you will oversee and analyze key systems architectures and trade-offs and deep dive into the most challenging technical problems across our many products.

Required Skills:

  1. Be able to deep dive and drive key technical issues on diverse engineering topics: EE, RF, SI, power, etc.

  2. Unblock teams on critical NPI issues.

  3. Work with cross-functional engineering managers and architects on hardware and software integration.

  4. Partner closely with Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design.

  5. Evaluate problem space to determine key system requirements and provide solutions.

  6. Develop and drive component selection.

  7. Create internal and external system specifications.

  8. Keep current with vendor roadmaps and new technology development.

  9. Lead system performance tradeoffs and decisions.

  10. Define and model performance per watt.

  11. Specify, negotiate, and document system power management and behaviors.

  12. Utilize schematic and layout tools such as Cadence.

  13. Assess and guide early layout studies.

  14. Understand hi-speed interface needs and interconnects.

  15. Evaluate the trade-offs between CPU, GPU, and hardware accelerator implementations.

  16. Travel requirement: 10%.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS or MS in Electrical or Computer Systems Engineering, or equivalent experience

  2. 8+ years of direct experience in electrical/firmware design (at least 5 years experience in an architectural role)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. PhD in Electrical or Computer Systems Engineering

  2. Deep expertise in Consumer Electronics

  3. Experience working with offshore partners

  4. Communication experience, with experience working with Product Design engineers and other hardware/software cross-functional functions

  5. Experience in prototype bring-up and debugging

  6. Experience benchmarking CPUs and GPUs

  7. Experience with digital design and design of ASICs

  8. Embedded programming and scripting experience

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.