Careers - Head of Concept Engineering | Oculus

Head of Concept Engineering

Computer Vision | Menlo Park, California

At Oculus, we're developing the future of augmented (AR), virtual (VR) and mixed reality (MR). We are seeking a Head of Concept Engineering who has a passion for working across disciplines to turn early cutting edge concepts and technologies into reality. As Head of Concept Engineering, you will be responsible for recruiting and managing a team of mechanical, electrical, firmware and software engineers who thrive on fast paced rapid iteration and being highly collaborative in a cross-functional environment. The Concept Engineering team actively participates in concept development and design ideation of cutting edge technologies. The team is responsible for rapidly building and iterating polished high-fidelity prototypes and development platforms that bring new ideas to life by expressing design intent and user experience - using the best and most appropriate tools and techniques for the task. While we want these prototypes to be optimized for speed, the hardware and software should be designed with the ultimate goal of mass production. These prototypes and development platforms will be used to prove and sell concepts through establishing end user value to development teams and senior leadership; additionally, they would be used in testing and data collection in support of technology and algorithms development.


  • Build, coach & lead mechanical, electrical, firmware and software engineers to design and bring up new platforms and technologies quickly in order to rapidly iterate concepts.
  • Ensuring the prototypes designed have line of sight into mass production and closely partnering with the Product Engineering team to ensure the designs can be transitioned into product development.
  • Work closely with various core tech teams and other organizations to define prototyping scope and applications towards various technology roadmaps and products
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams
  • Recruit world-class talent and provide mentorship to team members
  • Provide technical leadership in evaluating, understanding and integrating diverse emerging technologies

Minimum Qualification

  • 12+ years of management experience in multi-disciplinary teams at the intersection of advanced tech and product, including building high performing teams and organizations.
  • Collaborator, communication skills with ability to manage cross-team and cross-geography collaboration, ability to manage by influence.
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge in computer & systems development, proven track record in building technology & product development.

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