Facebook Mechanical Engineer in Northridge, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The Facebook Connectivity team is developing new platforms for connectivity on the ground, in the air and in orbit, using a variety of technologies, including RF and free-space optical communication. To make this a reality, we need to develop innovative mechanical systems for a variety of these technologies. Facebook is seeking a creative Mechanical Engineer to join our Connectivity Team as we build the technical foundation upon which the world shares and connects.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop mechanical hardware designs from initial concepts through early trades, sizing analyses, component selection, refinement of design details, drawing generation, hardware procurement, first-article inspection, assembly and integration, and performance/environment qualification testing

  2. Develop component and assembly drawings and specifications, tolerances

  3. Perform thermal, structural, and mechanical integrity modeling and analysis to predict and optimize the system performance

  4. Design and implement complex mechanical assemblies meeting challenging performance criteria while being low-cost and manufacturable and deployable in volume

  5. Generate thorough design documentation, including design review slides, analysis reports, fabrication & assembly drawings, assembly and test procedures, etc.

  6. Provide oversight to the fabrication and participate in assembly, integration, and test

  7. Work closely with external partners and vendors

  8. Design performance characterization and environmental qualification test setups, including both hardware design and test procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS, MS, or PhD in mechanical engineering with at least 10 years of academic or industry experience

  2. Experience in delivering products with volume manufacturing and are compliant and certified under industry standards

  3. Experience in CAD design tools for parts, assemblies, drawing generation, GD&T, configuration management

  4. Experience in analysis tools, i.e. ANSYS, NASTRAN, Adams, MATLAB

  5. Experience in owning a mechanical development effort as a lead engineer

  6. Experience in one or more of the following areas: electronics packaging, precision hardware and mechanisms, opto-mechanical design and analysis, gimbals and optical pointing systems, space and airborne systems, RF/Microwave Communication Systems

  7. Experience with environmental and reliability testing (shock & vibration, thermal cycling, vacuum systems, etc.)

  8. Experience in design for manufacturability and design to cost, and other DFX concepts

  9. Communication, interpersonal, negotiation and organizational 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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.