Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering

Research | Redmond, WA

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to push the state-of-the-art for hardware at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is focused on developing advanced hardware/firmware solutions to solve a number of interesting problems in the analog and mixed-signal domains. The position is a full-time position and requires a PhD in electrical engineering, applied physics, or a related field, and a strong background in sensor architectures and designs. In addition, this role requires someone who has expertise working with early technology paths; able to work collaboratively to manage system maturation and risk, and provide clear and effective communication.


  • Develop novel hardware-firmware solutions to push the state-of-the-art of analog, RF, and mixed-signal devices and systems
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
  • Design, develop, test, and characterize new devices and device architectures
  • Document device specs and experimental results, communicate results and plans for iteration to the rest of the team
  • Engage cross-functionally and collaborate with the larger Oculus team to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure, and applications).
  • Coordinate with our research, partnership, legal and incubation teams to both define and execute technology development with key partners, suppliers and academic institutions
  • Coordinate with team leads to progressively integrate the new technologies into prototype architectures

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in electrical engineering, applied physics, or a related field
  • 3+ years of industry experience
  • Background in developing advanced systems with multi-function/multi-disciplinary threads
  • Experience developing embedded RF/Analog EE hardware systems
  • Analog, digital, and mixed-signal circuit design experience
  • Experience with Circuit and EM Field Simulation
  • Experience with RF, microwave, and analog front end design
  • Experience with Firmware Development and Architecture
  • Experience working with external board and assembly houses to assemble designs

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