Software Engineer - AR / VR (Zurich)

Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented and Virtual reality (AR/VR) products. With global departments dedicated to research and development in computer vision, machine learning, digital humans, social interaction, and more, AR/VR is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. The potential to change the world is immense - and we’re just getting started. Augmented and Virtual reality will transform the way people come together to work and play. By developing new hardware and software products capable of understanding human appearance, movement and expression, we aim to make it possible for people to feel like they are directly in front of each other, despite being separated by vast distances. As a Software Engineer at FRL in Zurich, you will develop some of our flagship AR and VR products, or foster our scientific explorations. You will collaborate with highly diverse teams, threading together newly developed technologies to create intuitive experiences that enhance people’s experience of the world around them. The ideal candidate is a software engineer with experience in 3D, AR, VR, MR or computer vision using for example physics simulation or computer graphics technologies. You will bring together innovative design with new technologies (related to 3D applications and games). You have a passion for computer graphics, virtual or augmented reality and enjoy rapid iterative development for products or research. Together, let’s step into the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real, and change the world.
Software Engineer - AR / VR (Zurich) Responsibilities
  • Build tools and infrastructure for any of the following: physics-based modeling and simulation tools / novel computer vision / computer graphics algorithms (such as real-time photorealistic rendering, photoreal material modeling, physics-based animation, motion capture) / prototypes for future AR/VR experiences
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of engineers and researchers in areas like computer vision, machine learning, graphics and art
  • Develop prototypes for future AR/VR experiences, cutting edge research, drive continued development, or integrate robust solutions into products
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems
  • Set direction in how Facebook Reality Labs develop future 3D capabilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience with C++ or C# programming
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in the field of Computer Science, Computational Physics, Computer Graphics, Animation or a similar field
  • 2+ years of experience using or building 3D engines (Unity, Unreal, etc), 3D applications or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in any of the following: computer graphics, rendering, physics-based simulation, advanced optimization techniques, motion capture, games middleware (& tooling) or 3D reconstruction
  • 2+ years of experience shipping one or more products on large code bases that span a range of platforms and tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience with any combination of the following: 3D graphics (lighting, effects, shaders or other low-level system), image processing, computer vision techniques, finite element modeling and analysis, differentiable rendering, machine learning, numerical optimization, visual effects (VFX), 3D rendering, 3D reconstruction, motion capture or mobile CPU/GPU programming, gameplay tooling and pipeline development or gameplay development in AR/VR (Kinect, VR, AR, Sony Eyetoy)
  • 2+ years of experience with any of the following: garment modelling (and simulation), VR / AR / MR development, biomechanical modelling or custom physics simulations
  • 1+ year experience mentoring junior staff / interns
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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