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Meta Electrical Engineering Prototyping Intern in Seattle, 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.


The Input Explorations team is a multi-disciplinary, cross-functional team that performs exploratory pathfinding for new input devices and technologies in AR/VR, with a heavy focus on the end-user experience. Our team is seeking an electrical engineering prototyping intern to support pathfinding on new/improved inputs and feedback mechanisms for next generation VR controllers. As an intern you would support design, assembly, and test of electro-mechanical prototypes, and perform first-order technical integration feasibility analysis.

Required Skills:

  1. Circuit Design & Simulation

  2. Prototype Fabrication & Assembly

  3. Prototype Testing/Characterization

  4. Support Prototype Integration into VR Software Experiences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Bachelors or Masters in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related field

  2. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

  3. Experience with schematic capture, layout, and simulation

  4. Experience with hardware test & validation, and ability to use common lab test equipment (e.g. Oscilloscopes, Logic Analyzers, DMMs, Power Supplies, Current Probes, Temperature Chambers, etc.)

  5. Experience with troubleshooting and diagnosing hardware issues at board level

  6. Experience with cross-functional collaboration

  7. Strong documentation & communication skills

  8. Basic understanding of various communication protocols (I2C, SPI, UART, USB, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Computer Science, Robotics, Applied Math or a related STEM field

  2. Orcad/Cadence circuit design experience

  3. Prior internship experience

  4. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship

  5. Experience with capacitive touch sensing, haptic feedback

  6. Experience with other input sensing technologies such as IMUs, proximity sensors, hall sensors, optical sensors, biosensors, cameras, etc.

  7. Experience writing firmware for standard microcontrollers

  8. Experience with power budget modeling

  9. Python scripting experience (for data visualization and/or automation)

  10. Consumer electronics/mass production experience

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