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Functional Garment Developer Facebook
Redmond, WA

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As a Functional Garment Developer on the Facebook Reality Labs team, you will be working on the cutting edge of wearable technology to enable virtual and augmented reality experiences. Collaborate with experts in many domains to create a wearable interface to a virtual world that can be seen, heard, and felt. You will work alongside Interaction Designers, Perceptual Scientists, Researchers, and Engineers, to create the technology that makes Augmented and Virtual Reality pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world.


* Collaborate with materials scientists, perceptual scientists, interaction designers, program managers, researchers, engineers, and technicians to scope and execute Mixed Reality interaction projects

Direct soft goods portion of functional garment development work internally and with external partners

New pattern generation to accommodate technology integration and automate aspects of construction

Methods of integration for technical components into garments (e.g. soft-robotics, rigid and flexible PCBs, conductors, sensors, etc.)

Manage soft goods technicians to service internal requests and ongoing development work

Clearly communicate project updates, setbacks, and technical information to a vast set of stake holders with diverse backgrounds

Create tech. packs for hand-off to manufacturing partners: soft goods patterns, technical drawings, manufacturing instructions, BOM, sew-by samples, etc.

Co-creation of prototype designs with interaction designers, researchers, engineers, functional garments prototypers

Identify new manufacturing tools and methods that increase internal prototyping capability and collaborate to bring these in-house


* 3+ years experience in garment manufacturing

Degree in technical design, apparel design, textile design, engineering or related field

Experience with technical/functional garment design

Experience with a variety of soft goods manufacturing techniques and processes (e.g. sewing, embroidery, knitting, thermoplastic welding/lamination, screen printing, etc.)

Experience generating soft goods patterns

Experience with patterning software


* Experience with wearable soft robotics

Experience making gloves

Experience working with researchers

Experience with electronics and sensors

Experience with pneumatics

Ability to iterate on process to find the best solutions

Experience working in an environment with a high degree of ambiguity and a lack of clear requirements

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