Tech Lead Manager, Mechanical Engineer

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Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. We aspire to a vision of social VR and AR, where people can interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions.
We are looking for a Tech Lead Manager, Mechanical Engineering. The ideal candidate will have a background and hands-on experience in mechanical engineering. As the Mechanical Engineering TLM, you will be in charge of building up a team of mechanical engineers and define and implement a workflow for the development of the next generation of research hardware systems that enable social VR and AR.
You will be responsible for the intake of requirements from researchers and engineers, work with TPM's to manage program schedules, identify risks and associated mitigation plans, and clearly communicate to program stakeholders. Communication and technical aptitude are critical in this role as you will be the liaison between researchers, operations teams, electrical and software engineers and you will assist with determining project priority and feasibility.
As an expert in your engineering field you will be in charge of the mechanical architecture, own the ME design review process, and play a critical role in electromechanical integration efforts on our programs.
This is an intellectually complex and operationally challenging role that will afford the opportunity to lead the development of technologies that have the potential to change the way humans communicate and interact regardless of distance.

Required Skills

  • Inspire & lead the mechanical engineering efforts of the lab.
  • Mentor & develop a small team of mechanical engineers.
  • Coordinate with key partners (Research, Electrical Engineering, System Engineering, Leadership, Operations, Legal, Facilities, etc.) to support new and ongoing projects.
  • Manage project meetings, schedules, milestones and delivery.
  • Design, simulate, prototype, and test virtual and augmented reality systems which combine electronics, mechanics, optics and software.
  • Provide individual technical contributions in your area of expertise.
  • Lead individuals and facilitate teams to find solutions to problems.
  • Effectively influence leaders and key partners to gain alignment.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 7+ years of experience as a hardware leader working across one or more of the following areas: robotics, sensor systems, consumer devices.
  • Experience with cameras and 3D sensing technology.
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge in compute & systems development, proven track record in building technology & product development.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with embedded computing and wearable devices.
  • Direct experience shipping consumer hardware and in R&D.
  • Experience with 3D design modeling (NX or SolidWorks) and physical prototyping.
  • Experience integrating RF technologies such as WIFI, BT, GPS, etc.
  • Experience leading and driving mechanical design from concept, through design for manufacture, assembly, and test.
  • Experience in working with CM & EMS partners in the design, manufacture, testing and delivery of next generation hardware solutions.


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