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The VR Hardware team is looking for an experienced Product Design (Mechanical) Engineering Manager to lead a diverse team of engineers to design the next stage of Oculus headsets. As a Product Design Engineering Manager, you will play a critical role in bringing VR to our customers.
Our ideal candidate has experience leading hardware teams to ship consumer devices and has a passion for building great teams and developing people. This is a complex and operationally challenging role that will afford the opportunity to lead the development of technologies that have the potential to change the way humans communicate and interact regardless of distance. This is a full-time position.
Product Design Engineering Manager, VR Hardware Responsibilities
Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, participating in conferences/events, and onboarding new employees
Understand technical architectures, long term and short term planning, hardware roadmapping, and other issues to create comprehensive plans for prioritizing technical and resourcing challenges
Assess employee performance frequently, address under-performance, and recognize and promote performance
Partner with product management, technical program management, manufacturing, operations and other engineering groups to facilitate effective collaboration between teams
Help engineers develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, strengths, and work styles
Willingness to travel upwards of 10%, domestic and international, to support builds, meet with suppliers, and work with a multi-site hardware team
2+ years of experience managing teams of mechanical engineers
Creative thinking and experience delivering in a new product category
Experience working closely with contract manufacturers and other suppliers in Asia
Knowledge of state-of-the art mechanical design and simulation tools, prototyping tools, manufacturing technologies and materials
Experience providing technical contributions to innovation-driven product design teams
Experience working with UX, ID, manufacturing, reliability, and other cross-functional teams
Proven communication skills to inspire your team and convey technical details to diverse audiences
Proficiency with NX and TeamCenter
Experience with Optical Systems, depth sensors, image sensors
Experience with Human Factors, wearable technologies and technical soft goods
Experience designing products with complex thermal systems
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