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Systems Engineer

AR/VR | Pittsburgh, PA

Facebook Reality Labs in Pittsburgh is looking for exceptional Systems Engineers to help create state-of-the-art motion-capture systems to revolutionize photorealistic telepresence in virtual reality, thus enabling the ability to interact with anyone, anytime, anywhere. We have made some important advances, but it will take a team with a wide spectrum of skills to fully realize this goal. The ideal candidate is a person with demonstrated experience in rapid development of fully functioning hardware prototypes which integrate multiple electrical, mechanical, and software components.


  • Spearhead development, construction and documentation of motion-capture systems including sensors, lighting, capture devices, and structures
  • Drive system level requirements for new motion-capture systems
  • Translate prototypes into production level systems, checking in with researchers to ensure that the requirements for the capture system are clearly laid out
  • Rapid building and testing of prototypes which integrate electrical, mechanical and software components
  • Collaborate with researchers and other engineers across multiple disciplines to discuss, develop and optimize designs for systems
  • Support research and exploration of new sensors and sub-systems to deliver the next generation of capture systems

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • CAD experience (SolidWorks, NX, Inventor, Fusion 360, Rhino)
  • Experience in assembly of mechanical devices
  • Experience in assembly of electro-mechanical and optomechanical systems
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Product Design, Research, etc.
  • Experience with software development, including but not limited to C, C++, or Python
  • Experience with server development and deployment
  • Experience with PCB component selection and board layout with tools including but not limited to Eagle, Altium
  • Experience with electrical test equipment, including spectrum analyzers, signal generators, oscilloscopes, DMM/DVM, etc.
  • Knowledge of electronics theory, circuit design, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Experience working with third party vendors to develop system components and drive requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Experience building sensing systems which include cameras, depth sensors, IMUs, microphones, etc.

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