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Facebook Reliability Engineer in Redmond, Washington


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


As a Reliability Engineer in AR/VR, you will take a critical role in bringing reliable new technologies to our augmented, mixed, and virtual reality products. You will collaborate with a large breadth of cross-functional disciplines to understand emerging designs and technologies. You will be responsible for identifying risks associated with these various technologies and architectures. You will be responsible for identifying appropriate stresses that our products must pass and creating test plans which will be used to assess the reliability of our products. You will be responsible for producing accurate reliability analyses in a timely manner. You will be responsible for providing suggestions to improve the reliability of our products. We are looking for someone who can wear multiple hats depending on the task at hand. The ideal candidate has a "can do" attitude with a strong background in reliability engineering, high attention to detail, thirst for knowledge, and an inherent interest in all aspects of engineering.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop reliability requirements for consumer facing hardware

  2. Lead stress characterization of appropriate usage conditions

  3. Lead and document FMEA (Failure Mode Effects Analysis)

  4. Develop acceleration models and accelerated tests

  5. Develop new reliability test specifications and procedures

  6. Develop appropriate test plans

  7. Apply design of experiments (DOE)

  8. In-depth research into applicable failure mechanisms

  9. Contribute to failure analysis and use correct methodology to identify root cause of failures

  10. Oversee reliability testing and analysis through product lifecycle

  11. Provide accurate and in-depth statistical analysis

  12. Prepare detailed and concise reliability reports

  13. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement mitigations for reliability risks

  14. International travel, up to 20%

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. MS or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or equivalent discipline

  2. At least 3 years of experience in reliability engineering

  3. Knowledge of mechanical design, material science, and failure mechanisms of consumer electronics

  4. Experience developing and performing reliability tests including (but not limited to) mechanical, shock, vibration, environmental, and characterization testing

  5. Knowledge of industry test standards including ASTM, MIL, JEDEC, and IEC

  6. Knowledge of failure analysis techniques including (but not limited to) optical microscopy, X-Ray, CT scan, SEM, EDX, and FTIR

  7. Experience managing multiple tasks in a dynamic environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working on opto-mechanical systems and modules preferred

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal 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. Facebook 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