Meta AR/VR Job | Materials NPI Engineer

Job(岗位): Materials NPI Engineer

Type(岗位类型): Engineering

Citys(岗位城市): Sunnyvale, CA

Date(发布日期): 2023-8-27


At Meta, we’re developing the future of AR/VR. Within our Optics & Display Process organization, we are building a talented team of hardware engineers with competencies across a variety of fields. The Materials NPI Engineer will be working closely with design, engineering and external manufacturing partners to assess the manufacturability of optical component and/or module processes, with a particular focus on material selection, development, and processes. You will partner with both suppliers and internal partners to champion scalability, reliability and cost initiatives during design and development to successfully ramp and sustain high-volume manufacturing processes. The ideal team member works well in teams, brainstorms big ideas, dives into new technology areas, advocates for manufacturability during concept and prototyping stages, and can enable designs, systems and processes for high-volume consumer product solutions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Material Science, Materials Engineering, Applied Physics, Optics OR equivalent experience

5+ years experience of material development, qualification, characterization, and/or failure analysis

3+ years of hands-on experience in statistical process control and data analysis, using tools such as JMP, Tableau, Matlab, or equivalent

3+ years of experience working with external suppliers to deliver custom optical components, modules, or systems.

Practical demonstration of knowledge of various materials used in optical components and assembly processes, their properties, and methods of characterizing their properties

Knowledge in KPIs of optical devices, such as brightness, contrast, uniformity, MTF and how material selection can impact these

Knowledge and implementation of Design-for-manufacturing (DFM) concepts to optimize yield, throughput, efficiency, CPK

Knowledge of assembly equipment, processes, and materials

Clear communication with cross functional partners and management


Member of technical team responsible for cross-functional engagement with internal and external partners to support ramp readiness and execute operation and delivery of optical components and modules

Team-wide expert in advanced materials (e.g. optically clear adhesives, UV-curable adhesives, pressure sensitive adhesives, conductive polymers, solders, encapsulants, etc.) used in optical component fabrication and assembly processes

Leverage background knowledge to build an interaction map between the properties of key materials, KPIs, and process parameters and understand the impact on manufacturability, scalability, and supply chain.

Influence decision-making by understanding end-to-end process flow, tool requirements, and interplay between design/process by engaging with internal designers, analyzing datasets, and forging relationships with our external manufacturing partners

Partner with engineering and development teams to formulate material convergence plans as they relate to meeting design requirements and manufacturability targets

Influence process/equipment/site convergence as it relates to meeting design requirements and manufacturability and reliability targets

Work with internal partners to identify vendors and support vendor roadmap development for high volume production materials, processes and equipment

Communicate and drive accountability for specifications, manufacturing metrics, and line/process/material qualification requirements to external vendor

Drive material suppliers to provide data analysis and reports of process capability

standardize data collection and reporting practices

identify component and process CTQs

and drive IQC/IPQC/OQC capabilities and methodologies

Partner with external vendor in troubleshooting, yield improvement, FA/CA and mitigating any technical issues

Cooperatively own tool and process specifications with cross-functional team leaders

Support data validation for design and process robustness by evaluating limits of design/process windows

Document and standardize best practices, SOPs, and operational models

work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure best practices/SOPs/models are applied universally.

Willingness to travel to manufacturing sites as and when required

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Masters or P.h.D in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics or Optics

Experience with some of the following processes: molding, 3D printing, lamination, solder printing, reflow, needle dispensing/jetting, and die attach

Knowledge of and experience with some of the following technologies: advanced packaging, surface mount technology (SMT), high-precision assembly

Knowledge of and experience with some of the following materials: solders, anisotropic conductive films, conducting polymers, adhesives, optical substrates, optical coatings, encapsulants

Experience with high volume manufacturing of optical devices in a CE environment

Experience working with an external vendor as a contract manufacturing partner

Experience with design for manufacturability optimization

Experience with multiple full life-cycle product launches

Proficiency in structured technical problem solving techniques and methodology

Six Sigma certification and/or training (DMAIC or DFSS)