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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 at Facebook, you will take a critical role in developing next generation AR Systems. You will become part of a team exploring new concepts through mechanical design and fast iterative prototyping. A wide range of approaches will be explored combining electrical, mechanical, optical, firmware, and software techniques. We want people who work well in teams, can brainstorm big ideas, work in new technology areas, are able to drive a concept into a prototype and then mature the design to high-volume consumer product solution. We are looking for someone with a productive mindset who can apply their mechanical engineering expertise to solve problems in creative, insightful ways. Our ideal candidate has a strong fundamental engineering background, prototyping skills, 3D CAD capability, and experience designing and manufacturing consumer technology products.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead Mechanical Engineering activities in cross-functional hardware team.

  2. Model, build, test, and refine prototypes and characterization test systems.

  3. Work across the full product development cycle, from concept inception to shipping product.

  4. Apply rigorous engineering and tolerance techniques to high precision design requirements in the areas such as Optics, Mechanics, and Motion Control.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  2. Knowledge and application of GD&T techniques and associated metrology approaches.

  3. 2+ years experience working on ME designs in optics, mechanism, or mechatronics designs.

  4. Testing and analysis experience (FEA, Simulation, Zemax, Ray Tracing, etc.).

  5. Knowledge of manufacturing techniques (Machining, 3D printing, injection molding, etc.).

  6. Experience in 3D design modeling (NX and/or SolidWorks) and physical prototyping.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in opto-mechanical design and engineering.

  2. Experience in consumer electronics product development or manufacturing.

  3. Experience with design and prototyping of head mounted optics systems.

  4. Experience designing optical metrology or high precision mechanisms/motion control.

  5. Experience with mechanical and optics metrology devices such as CMM, OMM, interferometry.

  6. Knowledge of optics component mounting, interfaces, and adhesive bonding.

  7. Knowledge of materials and structural modeling/optimization.

  8. Familiar with Electronics and mechanical system testing, and associated data analysis and associated statistics.

  9. 5+ years experience working on ME designs in optics, mechanism, or mechatronics designs.

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.