Facebook Electrical Engineer (Digital Systems) Core Tech in Menlo Park, California


The Oculus team at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class VR hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, Oculus is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. VR’s potential to change the world is immense—and we’re just getting started.

Our Core Tech team explores, develops, and delivers new cutting-edge technologies that serve as the foundation of current and future Oculus products. From mixed reality and human interaction to natural inputs and beyond, Core Tech is focused on taking new technologies from early concept to the product level while iterating, prototyping, and realizing the human value and new experiences they open up.

Concept Engineering is the team within the Core Tech that actively participates in concept development and design ideation of cutting-edge technologies. The team is responsible for rapidly building and iterating polished high-fidelity prototypes and development platforms that bring new ideas to life by expressing design intent and user experience - using the best and most appropriate tools and techniques for the task. While we want these prototypes to be optimized for speed, the hardware and software should be designed with the ultimate goal of mass production. These prototypes and development platforms will be used to prove and sell concepts through establishing end-user value to development teams and leadership; additionally, they would be used in testing and data collection in support of hardware technology and computer vision algorithm development.

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer who has a passion for working across disciplines to turn early cutting-edge concepts and technologies into reality. As an Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for systems architecture and design of new concepts and technologies.

Required Skills:

  1. Designing, simulating, prototyping, and testing of electrical systems in simulated reality systems which combine electronics, mechanics, optics, and software

  2. FPGA programming using Verilog or VHDL

  3. Develop and maintain FPGA prototyping hardware, RTL, FW

  4. Perform FPGA system bring-up and debug

  5. Collaborating in a team environment across engineering disciplines

  6. Building schematics, completing board layouts, assembling, testing, debugging, and integrating designs into opto-electro-mechanical systems

  7. Transforming vendor reference designs into custom solutions

  8. Ensuring the prototypes designed have the line of sight into mass production and closely partnering with the Product Engineering team to ensure the designs can be transitioned into product development

  9. Work closely with various core tech teams and other organizations to define prototyping scope and applications towards various technology roadmaps and products

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MSEE with 5+ years of experience or BSEE with 7+ years of experience in consumer product design

  2. 7+ years of experience with system-level design including circuit design, system bring-up, integration, and debug

  3. Experience with low-power circuit design, DC/DC converters, power management methods, audio circuit design, and analog design

  4. Experience with processor architecture, digital circuit design and various communications protocols such as I2C, UART, SPI, USB, MIPI, I2S, etc.

  5. Experience with RTL coding using Verilog or VHDL

  6. Experience in FPGA board design and board bring-up

  7. Experience leading and driving design development from schematic capture, PCB layout through the assembly

  8. Experience partnering with software teams to define and implement firmware, drivers, and algorithms

  9. Collaborator, communication experience and experience managing cross-team, cross-geography collaboration, and by influence

  10. Demonstrated domain knowledge in compute & systems development, proven track record in building advanced technology & product development

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with embedded devices

  2. Experience with cameras and optical systems

  3. Experience with Android/Linux systems

Industry: Internet

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