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Facebook Mechanical Engineer in Redmond, Washington


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.


As a Mechanical Engineer on the Facebook AR/VR hardware team, you will develop state of the art mechanical designs, structures, mechanisms and sensor integration solutions that will create transformative experiences for users of Augmented Reality. We value people who work well in teams and can brainstorm big ideas.

You will become part of a team exploring new concepts through analytical modeling and fast iterative prototyping. You will work on cutting edge technologies with a diverse cross-functional team of engineers and scientists that pioneer mechanical, electrical, optical, firmware, software, computer vision and materials. You should be able to drive a concept into a prototype and envision how that prototype could transition into a high-volume consumer product.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead or contribute to mechanical solutions as a part of a team

  2. Collaborate with cross-functional team to synthesize ideas into requirements

  3. Use 3D CAD software to create concept and detailed designs for parts and assemblies

  4. Analyze, optimize, build, test and refine prototypes to ensure robust products

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

  2. 3+ years of product design/prototyping and R&D experience, including full systems ownership

  3. Experience with optics component mounting, interfaces, and adhesive bonding

  4. Experience with electro-mechanical systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with testing and analysis capability (Thermal and structural simulation, etc.)

  2. Experience with mechanical and optics metrology devices

  3. Experience with materials and structural modeling/optimization

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.