Director, VR System Engineering

Seattle, Washington
$0.00 - $100.00 per hour

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The Director of VR System Engineering is a pivotal leadership role tasked with guiding a multidisciplinary team of system engineers, encompassing power, SoC, sensors, and more. This role is central to developing engineering requirements and crafting a robust validation process for VR technologies. Reporting directly to the Head of VR Hardware Engineering, this role will work closely with leaders across various functions including product architecture, hardware design, software, XR technology, product management, and operations to solve the VR industries most challenging problems. Candidates must have a proven track record of successfully shipping products, exhibit technical knowledge across multiple domains, and possess exceptional communication and leadership skills.

Director, VR System Engineering Responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a diverse team of system engineers in the development, engineering, and validation of next-generation VR systems, ensuring alignment with the company's strategic goals.
  • Collaborate with product management and cross-functional leaders to define comprehensive engineering requirements and system architecture, translating complex user needs into actionable engineering objectives.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships across the organization and with external stakeholders to foster innovation and ensure the seamless integration of subsystems within the broader VR ecosystem.
  • Champion the engineering validation strategy, ensuring rigorous testing methodologies are applied to meet technical, operational, and regulatory standards.
  • Drive continuous improvement in system engineering processes, embracing emerging technologies and methodologies to maintain competitiveness and meet evolving market demands.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in system engineering or a related field, with a proven track record of leading teams to successfully deliver complex hardware products to market.
  • Technical expertise across several domains such as power systems, SoC architecture, sensors, and systems engineering, with a clear understanding of their impact on VR product development.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience of guiding cross-functional teams through the entire product lifecycle, from concept through to mass production.
  • Proven communication skills, adept at conveying complex technical concepts and aligning diverse teams around common goals.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field, with a preference for advanced degrees or additional certifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Over 15 years of direct, relevant experience in system engineering, with a strong preference for backgrounds in VR/AR systems development.
  • Previous experience in Implementing System Engineering process and best practices
  • Familiarity with the latest trends and technologies in VR/AR, and a demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a product development context.
  • Experience with multiple full life-cycle product launches, ideally within the VR/AR or related high-tech industries.

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.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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