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Antenna Research Scientist

Company: Meta
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) Wireless Team brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The team will apply breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development. We will operate on aggressive, fixed timelines, with extensive use of our contractor manufacturer partners and suppliers. As an Antenna Research Scientist in the FRL wireless organization at Facebook, you will focus on antenna innovations and new architectures to push forward the state of wireless technologies for augmented reality. You should be passionate about experimenting with new antenna designs as well as being rock solid competent when it comes to implementing them for production. You will directly own the antenna concept, feasibility study and implementation of AR/VR antenna systems in the next generation products.

Antenna Research Scientist Responsibilities:

* Lead antenna research and pave the way for the next generation AR/VR wireless products.
* Develop innovative antenna solutions and deliver them to market at scale.
* Develop WiFi/BT/GPS/Cellular and mmWave antenna concepts for AR/VR products.
* Collaborate with ID, mechanical, electrical engineering, and material teams on the antenna feasibility study for our next generation AR/VR hardware products.
* Hands-on involvement in the development of antenna systems in AR/VR hardware projects (design, simulation, data analysis, validation, and manufacturing).
* Work with vendors to explore innovative antenna fabrication process and new antenna materials to meet high performance requirements.
* Drive the AR/VR antenna roadmap, develop a forward-looking technology shelf and dive into new areas with unfamiliar antenna technologies and materials.
* Build EM simulation infrastructure and tools to maximize the productivity and efficiencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

* PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent.
* 5+ years of experience in multi-band antenna design with a proven record of designing and shipping high volume consumer products.
* Experience in antenna simulation, prototyping, tuning and measurement with VNA and anechoic chamber systems.
* Understanding of EM and antenna theory, proficient in EM simulation software such as CST, HFSS, XFDTD etc.
* Experience with antenna characterizations such as input impedance, impedance matching, antenna isolation, gain, polarization, radiation pattern, ECC.
* Experience with RF/Ant Lab equipment for RF and antenna characterization as well as wireless system performance validation, such as SAR, TRP/TIS, Load Pull, RvR etc.
* Proficient in antenna manufacturing process and materials.
* Experience with 5G FR1, LTE, UMTS, GNSS, WiFi/BT, NFC wireless technologies.
* Communication experience, with experience influencing ID, product design, and other hardware/software cross-functional partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

* 5+ years of experience in multi-band cellular antenna design for small form factors.
* Experience with antenna tuner, SAR mitigation, EMI/EMC, RF De-sense.
* Familiar with carrier certification process, regulatory requirements (FCC, CE, etc.).

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

Keywords: Meta, Sunnyvale , Antenna Research Scientist, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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