Research Engineer, Reconstruction and Rendering

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Research Engineer, Reconstruction and Rendering
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Sausalito, CA
The focus of this role is on facial performance and appearance capture, reconstruction and rendering. The position requires a combination of education and experience in computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning.
Research Engineer, Reconstruction and Rendering Responsibilities
  • Plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance the state-of-the-art in virtual humans.
  • Develop new advanced technologies related to the generation of convincing virtual humans, like dense 3D surface reconstruction and rendering methods.
  • Formulation of new machine learning, analysis, and simulation approaches for virtual humans.
  • Collaborate with other researchers, engineers, and 3D artists to prototype hardware and software solutions, experiments and concepts that advance the entire project.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.
  • Experience with advanced image synthesis, ray tracing, sampling and physically based shading.
  • Experience coding in C, C++, Python or similar programming language.
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, patents or fellowships, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, EGSR, ECCV/ICCV, SIGGRAPH, NeurIPS, etc.
  • Experience with character generation for high-end VFX and/or video game applications.
  • Experience with machine learning and state-of-the-art deep learning models (CNN, VAE, GAN) and differentiable rendering.
  • Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub).
  • Experience with designing real-time systems in C++.
About Meta
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