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Meta Product Design Engineer, Reality Labs in Des Moines, Iowa


At Facebook 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 Systems for VR, AR, Portal, 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.

Required Skills:

Product Design Engineer, Reality Labs Responsibilities:

  1. Lead complex mechanical solutions as a member of a multi disciplinary team

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

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

  4. Leverage external teams (CM/JDM/Vendors) to maximize the focus of our internal resources on adding value and differentiation to our products

  5. Push state-of-the-art technologies and approaches to solving complex mechanical problems

  6. Travel to external vendors up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience

  2. 5+ years of industry experience in mechanical design

  3. Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), statistical tolerance analysis techniques, functional dimensioning, geometric tolerancing, and 3D/2D CAD

  4. Working knowledge in material properties, such as plastics, metal, adhesive, glass, etc.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years of product design and development experience of handheld and/or wearable electronics for high volume manufacturing, including full systems ownership

  2. MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or related field

  3. Experience with NX CAD

  4. Experience with products requiring cosmetic surface treatments and interfacing with industrial design teams

  5. Experience designing/integrating subsystems in partnership with specialized teams such a Wireless, Display, Optics, Cameras, Sensors, Audio, etc.

  6. Fluency in Mandarin and/or Cantonese

  7. Experience designing for human factors

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at