VR Hardware Systems Engineering Lead


Job Description

The VR Hardware Systems Engineering Lead is a technical leadership role responsible for driving innovation and overseeing the entire new product development cycle, from concept to scale, for VR devices. Working directly under the Head of Hardware, this individual contributor collaborates with cross-functional leaders in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, display, optics, system architecture, systems engineering, product management, Industrial design, XRTech, Software manufacturing and Operations. They must have a proven track record of successfully shipping products, demonstrating technical depth, and possessing strong interpersonal and communication skills.

VR Hardware Systems Engineering Lead Responsibilities:

  • Lead hardware and technology teams through all phases of engineering design, development, and validation to bring complex VR products to mass production.
  • Establish strategic relationships with product peers in engineering, research, business, design, and user research teams to define product requirements and architecture.
  • Provide technical ownership and guidance to make crucial hardware product decisions, enabling the realization of cutting-edge VR devices for Meta's users.
  • Collaborate effectively across all levels of management and individual contributors both internally and externally.
  • Drive business results, optimize overall business objectives, and foster an environment of collaboration and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering or relevant industry experience
  • 10+ years of experience in hardware product development, with an experience in track record of successfully shipping products to market.
  • Experience with multiple full life-cycle product launches
  • Proven Technical expertise in one of the following hardware disciplines, including electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, display, optics, and systems engineering.
  • Proven leadership skills, demonstrating the experience to lead cross-functional hardware and technology teams throughout the entire product development cycle.
  • Effective communication skills, to articulate complex technical concepts and drive alignment on product requirements and architecture.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of direct relevant experience
  • Previous AR/VR or Wearables experience
  • Previous Display and Optics experience
  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or related field

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.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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$204,000/year to $281,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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