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Facebook Electrical Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Facebook Reality Labs is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. At the Pittsburgh 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.

FRL Pittsburgh is looking for talented Electrical Engineers to accelerate the progression to authentic social presence in virtual reality. In our current pipeline, a multitude of sensing components, including image sensors, microphones, inertial measurement units, bio-potential sensors, 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 has experience designing and validating electrical systems involving imaging devices, audio capturing and playback devices, inertial measurement units, etc., with a strong skill set in schematics capture, layout design with high-speed differential signals; a working knowledge of the industry-standard communication protocols would also be crucial. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with researchers and engineers cross multiple disciplines.

  2. Propose, implement, and validate electrical and embedded systems to support research activities.

  3. Work with external vendors to define and deliver customized components.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in fields related to electrical engineering.

  2. 2+ years of Industry experience.

  3. Experience with C or C++ for embedded system development.

  4. Experience with peripheral communication protocols such as MIPI, USB, I2C, UART, SPI and I2S.

  5. Experience with oscilloscopes, signal generators, and logic analyzers.

  6. Experience in designing circuits with high-speed differential signals.

  7. Hands-on experience with FPGA, CPLD, and micro-controllers.

  8. Experience with industry-standard CAD software such as Altium Designer.

  9. Experience communicating with software engineers to deliver complete systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree or doctorate in fields related to computer or electrical engineering.

  2. Experience with designing, validating, and shipping consumer electronic products.

  3. Hands-on experience with scientific and/or industrial data acquisition pipeline.

  4. Hands-on experience with Cortex M-series controllers and image signal processors.

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.