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Facebook Mechanical Engineer Intern, Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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.


Facebook Reality Labs brings together a world-class R&D team of researchers, developers, and engineers to build the future of connection within virtual and augmented reality. We're developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets.Facebook Reality Labs is seeking a Mechanical Engineering intern to support our efforts to build synchronized video and audio capture systems. You will join an interdisciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, and software engineers who are co-located and remote. The work you do will directly impact our research into photorealistic avatars for telepresence in AR/VR.

Required Skills:

  1. Drive the mechanical design and hardware solutions to multifaceted research problems.

  2. Assist in the design of experiments for optical calibration and research.

  3. Conceive elegant, effective ways to address ergonomic and mechanical challenges.

  4. Contribute concepts and problem solving across multiple projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience exploring and refining ideas through sketching and hands-on physical prototyping

  2. Fluent in a 3D CAD modeling program (SolidWorks, NX, Fusion, Inventor, etc.)

  3. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field

  4. Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  2. Knowledge of optical systems and camera calibration

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.