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Facebook Systems Engineer 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 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, mechanical and software components

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

  6. Support research and exploration of new sensors and sub-systems to deliver the next generation of capture systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience

  2. CAD experience (SolidWorks, NX, Inventor, Fusion 360, Rhino)

  3. Experience in assembly of mechanical devices

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

  5. Experience in working with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Design, Research, etc.

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

  7. Experience with server development and deployment

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

  9. Experience with electrical test equipment, including spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, DMM/DVM, etc.

  10. Knowledge of electronics theory, circuit design, troubleshooting, and repair

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years of experience

  2. Experience building sensing systems which include cameras, depth sensors, IMUs, microphones, etc.

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.