Careers - Product Design Engineer | Oculus

Product Design Engineer

Hardware Engineering | Menlo Park, California

As a Product Design Engineer at Oculus, you will take a critical role in bringing VR to our customers. You will develop structures, mechanisms, and solutions for next-generation consumer virtual reality hardware. You will take the lead exploring and refining major elements of the consumer Rift through hands-on, iterative prototyping, while working with a team of diverse, top engineers. You will refine selected designs and coordinate with manufacturing experts during the production process. We are looking for someone with a productive mindset who can apply their mechanical engineering expertise to solve problems in creative, insightful ways. Our ideal candidate has strong a mechanical background, excellent prototyping skills, expert 3D CAD capability, and experience in designing and manufacturing consumer technology products.


  • Lead design, development and production of new Oculus hardware products.
  • Own engineering activities for a major assembly or entire product throughout the entire product lifecycle, from definition and creation, through design, production, and next-gen improvements.
  • Implement sound engineering processes and systematic approaches, while solving diverse design and manufacturing challenges.
  • Serve as a resident expert in effective engineering and design for manufacture processes.
  • Contribute to the creation of technical specifications and product definition.
  • Engineer parts and mechanisms that retain design intent and function according to specs.
  • Build and finalize robust, manufacturable CAD models of selected design ideas.
  • Test and evaluate design components for manufacturability and structural integrity.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing experts to optimize part design and production processes, including assembly line set-up.
  • Collaborate with designers and other engineers to identify challenges and offer solutions.
  • Provide cross-functional leadership and direction.
  • Support product production throughout the manufacturing process.
  • Lead and mentor engineers.

Minimum Qualification

  • BS or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • 6+ years of experience in the mechanical engineering of mass-produced consumer electronics
  • 6+ years of experience in 3D modeling in Solidworks, ProE or NX
  • Knowledgeable in mechanical fundamentals
  • Design analysis capability (FEA / Simulation skills)
  • Manufacturing knowledge and experience, specifically with plastic injection molding
  • Background driving China-based vendors remotely and in-person
  • Experience building part and assembly prototypes in the shop

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing mechanisms
  • Mandarin and/or Cantonese language skills
  • Experience with optical systems

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