Meta AR/VR Job | Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead – Audio

Job(岗位): Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead – Audio

Type(岗位类型): Operations | Partner Engineering

Citys(岗位城市): Sunnyvale, CA | Redmond, WA | Seattle, WA

Date(发布日期): 2022-1-13


As an Audio Strategic Sourcing Technical Lead for Meta’s Reality Labs, your job will focus on building technology partnerships that accelerate the introduction of new consumer hardware products and metaverse-driven experiences. You will be part of a fast-moving team that explores advanced audio technology to push the boundary of acoustic performance in novel product form factors. Working with engineers from RL’s audio engineering teams, you will lead collaboration opportunities with industry partners ranging from startups, universities, to established corporations. Key responsibilities include managing strategic relationships with key partners in the industry, negotiating contract agreements and pricing, leading supplier selection efforts (RFP/RFI), influencing technology roadmaps at Meta and at industry partners, and driving the incorporation of NTI results into Meta product roadmaps.


BS degree

10+ years experience working in audio technology development

5+ years experience working in consumer hardware products

Proficiency on general acoustic technology principles

Experience working on both strategy and execution in a hardware development environment

Experience operating in dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal supervision

Leadership and program management experience working with cross-functional teams in fast-paced, complex environments

Experience communicating with and influencing all levels of management to reach consensus on strategic initiatives as well as tactical plans of action

Demonstrated experience interfacing with and establishing commercial and technical relationships with senior management at suppliers and/or industry partners

Experience in supplier evaluation/selection (RFP/RFI) and developing sourcing strategies


Build relationship with key industry partners to enable collaboration with Meta on audio technology development

Manage strategic relationships with the executive leadership at industry partners

Identify new partners for technology exploration and development

Negotiate and execute development agreements, master supply agreements, statements of work, and other critical contracts

Secure mass-production capacity to support RL product demand and drive partner to grow capacity where necessary

Negotiate competitive pricing from partners to enable successful incorporation of audio technology into RL products

Lead supplier plan-of-record (SPOR) alignment discussions with audio cross-functional partners

Establish partner selection framework and criteria for RFP/RFI specific to NTI initiatives

Work in conjunction with Meta’s audio engineering team to develop a sourcing strategy and NTI roadmap that enable development of cutting-edge audio technology and incorporate such technology into RL product roadmap

Influence technology roadmaps and collaborate with industry partners to ensure Meta’s technical and commercial requirements are fully met

Provide commercial support to meet audio engineering team’s NTI roadmap objectives

Drive NTI exploratory discussions with Meta’s audio engineering team and potential industry partners, including setting up technology evaluations and managing

Manage NTI investments end-to-end, from initial exploration to validation completion

Continually benchmark the industry to monitor technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Meta’s supply chain

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

PhD degree in an engineering discipline

MBA and/or MS degree in supply chain, engineering or operations management

5+ years of strategic sourcing experience in audio or other electromechanical commodities

Experience with price negotiations, with focus on NRE and mass-production manufacturing costs

Experience negotiating a range of development and master supply contracts, with focus on complex intellectual property provisions and R&D investments

Experience identifying manufacturing bottlenecks and driving capacity expansion plans