Hardware Engineering Manager

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In this Hardware Engineering Manager role, you will be a key leader of the Display & Optics team within Facebook Reality Labs, to manage a growing global team of engineers tasked with leading the technology transfer of complex and critical optical sub-systems of AR/VR into scalable products.
The team of Lead Engineers, working on technology transfer, are at the center of a wide network of cross-functional partners: System and Architecture, Supply Chain, Advanced Manufacturing, Testing, Quality, Reliability, Operations, Program Management and other Display & Optics teams. You and the team are expected to be closely tied to the engineering efforts and programs with a deep understanding of what constitutes success for a successful maturing of new technologies leading up to the product ramp-up phase, providing important feedback for optical system architecting and optical system design.

Required Skills

  • Partner with the org leader and peers to develop the strategy and working model for technology transfer of critical optical sub-systems of AR/VR through maturation and into the ramp-up and production phases.
  • Be accountable for the success of products and be the driving force to solve engineering challenges of critical optical sub-systems.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the inner workings of the technologies being developed. Coach, guide, and grow the team to achieve business impact/results while helping them excel in their careers.
  • Develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with cross-functional partners. Participate in defining roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop strong executive-level relationships with key suppliers/partners.

Minimum Qualification

  • Proven background in optics and display hardware development.
  • Experience in developing and shipping innovative products with high complexity.
  • Understanding of the technical and operational processes required to ensure the successful ramp-up of new products and new technologies into the production phase.
  • Experience acting as a lead to deliver new technologies into products.
  • Experience dealing and managing CMs and partners with shipping hardware at scale.
  • People management and leadership skills.
  • Business sense and acumen experience.
  • Demonstrated bias towards action in technology development with experience in understanding trade-offs to enable a successful ramp.
  • 7+ years of industry experience and multiple years as a manager. Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering.


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