FRL Research Software Engineer - Redmond - job 636015


Date: 02/23/2021

City: Redmond, Washington

Employment type: Full-time

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At Facebook Reality Labs Research, software development turbocharges our scientific explorations and generates viable paths to the consumer products people will use for decades to come. We're seeking an engineering leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who loves solving novel problems from first principles and is interested in cognitive development, novel human computer interfaces, AI, and perceptual science. You are a full-stack generalist known for your curiosity and creative problem-solving. You are comfortable with both ambiguity and risk, and you love nothing more than seeing your team create something magical. In our collaborative environment, you'll partner with expert research scientists, hardware engineers, designers, and other software developers to prototype groundbreaking consumer concepts. Step into the adventure of a lifetime as we invent the future and make science fiction real.

FRL Research Software Engineer Responsibilities

  • Collaborate in a team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software solutions

Develop and communicate technical vision and strategy for experimental prototypes and user experiences

Work with unfamiliar hardware at the SDK level to integrate systems

Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, prioritize ruthlessly and get things done with a high level of efficiency

Iterate quickly with research, design, and hardware engineering to define system specifications, test assumptions, identify research needs, and integrate results

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics or other technical field

10+ years experience creating software for VR or games projects

5+ years experience in technical leadership at startups or early stage incubation efforts

5+ years experience creating, extending, integrating and maintaining real-time 3D engine systems such as graphics rendering, audio, physics, networking or animation

5+ years C/C++ experience, including C++11 (and up) features and principles

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in computer vision algorithms such as real-time image segmentation, 3D reconstruction, multiview geometry, object detection or object tracking

10+ years experience managing software engineers

Experience collaborating with researchers on bleeding-edge technology


About the Facebook company

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.

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