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Facebook Systems Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh is looking for exceptional Systems Engineers to help create state-of-the-art motion-capture systems to revolutionize photorealistic telepresence in virtual reality, thus enabling the ability to interact with anyone, anytime, anywhere. We have made some important advances, but it will take a team with a wide spectrum of skills to fully realize this goal. The ideal candidate is a person with demonstrated experience in rapid development of fully functioning hardware prototypes which integrate multiple electrical, mechanical, and software components.

Required Skills:

  1. Spearhead development, construction and documentation of motion-capture systems including sensors, lighting, capture devices, and structures

  2. Drive system level requirements for new motion-capture systems

  3. Translate prototypes into production level systems, checking in with researchers to ensure that the requirements for the capture system are clearly laid out

  4. Rapid building and testing of prototypes which integrate electrical (e.g. PCBs, function generators), mechanical (e.g. off-the-shelf parts or custom parts designed in SolidWorks), and software (e.g. motor drivers, servers) components

  5. Collaborate with researchers and other engineers across multiple disciplines to discuss, develop and optimize designs for prototypes

  6. Translate requests into requirements

  7. Support research and exploration of new sensors and combinations to deliver the next generation of capture systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Mechanical:

  2. Experience with CAD tools, including but not limited to SolidWorks or Autodesk.

  3. Experience in assembly of mechanical devices.

  4. Knowledgeable in assembly of electro-mechanical and optomechanical systems.

  5. Experience in design of mechanical components and systems.

  6. Software:

  7. Experience with software development, including but not limited to C, C++, JavaScript, or Python.

  8. Experience with server development and deployment.

  9. Electrical:

  10. Experience working with third-party vendors to design custom boards for camera or light control.

  11. Experience with PCB component selection and board layout with tools including but not limited to Eagle, Altium.

  12. Experience building basic 2 layer boards for prototyping needs.

  13. Integration:

  14. Experience with integrating hardware components (e.g. motors, function generators, servers) with software.

  15. Communication:

  16. Experience communicating design intent and limitations during reviews and requirements meetings.

  17. Experience working with third-party vendors to develop system components and drive requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or similar boards

Industry: Internet

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