Depth Sensing Architect

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Depth Sensing Architect
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Reality Labs at Meta is a world leader in the design of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems. Come work alongside technology visionaries and research scientists to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. The Cameras & Depth (C&D) team gathers world class expertise and talent in photographic and machine vision cameras, imaging sensors, and depth, inertial, and bio sensing systems, and owns the development and validation for all these sensing systems across the whole AR, VR, & Portal product portfolios. We are looking for a Depth Sensing Architect to drive future system requirements and relentlessly push the boundaries of innovation in pursuit of optimal sensing solutions that will enable our bold product vision. The ideal candidate is effective at driving deep collaboration across teams of passionate technologists that result in detailed depth sensing analyses, tradeoff evaluations, and architectural execution strategies. The scope of this role has large impact that will set the course of technology selection and investment; and includes defining feature requirements and KPIs, depth module, algorithm, and silicon capabilities, optical and mechanical design requirements, system power budgets, and quantitative predictive performance modeling.
Depth Sensing Architect Responsibilities
  • Lead technical efforts and own the architecture strategy for productization of novel depth systems for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and other social presence products
  • Collaborate in a team environment extending across engineering disciplines while managing a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Model, simulate, and validate the performance of end-to-end depth systems in context of use case
  • Identify areas of valuable technology investment for incubating new technologies into research prototypes
  • Travel both domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time
Minimum Qualifications
  • 6+ years of experience engineering consumer products (concept through mass production)
  • Experience defining camera system requirements
  • Experience defining or analyzing critical performance parameters of various depth or imaging sensor architectures
  • Experience with critical depth system requirements, from core architecture through to individual components
  • Experience with imaging, rendering, and/or depth system simulation
  • Understanding of sensor device physics, noise analysis, electrical and optical design, digital imaging, and core depth estimation algorithms
  • BS in Physics, Optical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, or similar field
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with programming in C++, Python, MATLAB, or similar
  • Experience with camera or depth system calibration methods
  • Experience with prototyping hardware depth or camera systems
  • PhD in Physics, Optical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, or similar field
  • Experience working with external design, manufacturing, testing and contracting partners
  • 6+ years of experience in tech leadership role
About Meta
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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$167,000/year to $230,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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