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Facebook Functional Garment Developer in Redmond, Washington

Summary:

As a Functional Garment Developer on the Facebook Reality Labs team, you will be working on the cutting edge of wearable technology to enable virtual and augmented reality experiences. Collaborate with experts in many domains to create a wearable interface to a virtual world that can be seen, heard, and felt. You will work alongside Interaction Designers, Perceptual Scientists, Researchers, and Engineers, to create the technology that makes Augmented and Virtual Reality pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world.

Required Skills:

  1. Collaborate with materials scientists, perceptual scientists, interaction designers, program managers, researchers, engineers, and technicians to scope and execute Mixed Reality interaction projects

  2. Direct soft goods portion of functional garment development work internally and with external partners

  3. New pattern generation to accommodate technology integration and automate aspects of construction

  4. Methods of integration for technical components into garments (e.g. soft-robotics, rigid and flexible PCBs, conductors, sensors, etc.)

  5. Manage soft goods technicians to service internal requests and ongoing development work

  6. Clearly communicate project updates, setbacks, and technical information to a vast set of stake holders with diverse backgrounds

  7. Create tech. packs for hand-off to manufacturing partners: soft goods patterns, technical drawings, manufacturing instructions, BOM, sew-by samples, etc.

  8. Co-creation of prototype designs with interaction designers, researchers, engineers, functional garments prototypers

  9. Identify new manufacturing tools and methods that increase internal prototyping capability and collaborate to bring these in-house

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience in garment manufacturing

  2. Degree in technical design, apparel design, textile design, engineering or related field

  3. Experience with technical/functional garment design

  4. Experience with a variety of soft goods manufacturing techniques and processes (e.g. sewing, embroidery, knitting, thermoplastic welding/lamination, screen printing, etc.)

  5. Experience generating soft goods patterns

  6. Experience with patterning software

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with wearable soft robotics

  2. Experience making gloves

  3. Experience working with researchers

  4. Experience with electronics and sensors

  5. Experience with pneumatics

  6. Ability to iterate on process to find the best solutions

  7. Experience working in an environment with a high degree of ambiguity and a lack of clear requirements

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.

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