Product Design Engineer, Reality Labs

at Meta Platforms, Inc.
Published December 2, 2023
Location Redmond, WA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


At Reality Labs we aim to bring together the brightest cross-disciplinary minds in one place to deliver on our mission: build tools that help people feel connected, anytime, anywhere. As a Product Design Engineer, you will take a critical role in developing hardware systems for AR, VR, or New Technology Initiatives. You will become part of a team exploring developing concepts through prototyping and into mass-production consumer electronics. You will work as part of a cross functional team requiring collaboration and curiosity in domains other than mechanical engineering. Our ideal candidate has strong mechanical engineering fundamentals, prototyping skills, CAD fluency, manufacturing process knowledge, and experience designing consumer electronics.

Product Design Engineer, Reality Labs Responsibilities

  • Lead the mechanical design for a particular component, feature or system while having end-to-end product development understanding

Contribute to mechanical solutions as part of a highly cross-functional team

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

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

Collaborate and manage work with Asia-based Supply Chain

Push state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to solving complex mechanical problems while working with cross functional technical teams

Travel to external vendors up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent industry experience

3+ years of industry experience in mechanical design

Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning, GD&T, and 3D/2D CAD

Working knowledge in material properties, such as plastics, metal, adhesive, and glass

Testing and analysis experience (FEA, Simulation, Design of Experiments, etc.)

Knowledge of high-volume manufacturing techniques (stamping, machining, 3D printing, injection molding, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of product design and development experience of handheld and/or wearable high volume consumer electronics, including complex subsystems and/or full systems ownership

Experience with NX CAD

Experience with highly cosmetic products and working with Industrial Design

Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese

Experience designing for human factors

Experience designing and shipping products with Asia-based supply chain

MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering


About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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$129,000/year to $196,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Individual pay is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base salary, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.