Head of Hardware Architecture – AR/VR Interactions Research & Development

at Facebook
Location Redmond, WA
Date Posted October 1, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


As Head of Hardware Architecture AR/VR Interactions Research at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), you will define the architecture and design of next-generation end-to-end Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) systems and interactions concept prototypes. You will direct architecture across a dynamic cross-functional team including electrical, mechanical, firmware and software engineers. This role will be a key participant in Proof of Concepts (POC) or Proof of Experience (POE) system architecture decisions, be responsible for defining critical hardware systems and providing hardware engineering leadership and direction to engineering development teams, guide and enable ME, EE, and SW interaction collaboration, provide HW architecture support to various research or incubation programs. This role is expected to provide direct architectural leadership to various hardware teams operating in FRL Research & Product Interaction Research space.
  • Define and own Research hardware system architecture for AR/VR devices.
  • Guide hardware systems engineering teams in defining, designing, and developing hardware platforms for AR/VR research programs.
  • Develop outstanding strategic relationships with product peers and engineering, research, business, design, and user research teams to help define research requirements and architecture.
  • Direct architecture and design overall hardware engineering solutions for end-to-end future VR/AR devices and experiences.
  • Lead across complex teams and projects towards planning, engineering and standing-up VR/AR POCs or POEs.
  • Coordinate system design integration and POC/POE realization with Experiences, Design, ME, EE, FW, SW, Automation, Test and Calibration teams.
  • Establish and conduct collaboration opportunities with external partners or resources.
  • 15+ years of industry experience in hardware design or electrical engineering architecture roles.
  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Track record and demonstrated leadership experience in developing hardware and software technologies into research or consumer products.
  • Experience thinking strategically and executing methodically in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Collaboration and relationship-building experience, working with all levels of management and individual contributors internally and externally.
  • MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience applying new ideas and novelizing approaches to system architectures, with a keen knowledge of industry leverage/trends/directions.
  • Familiarity with AR/VR or wearable technologies.
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