FRL Research Software Engineer

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FRL Research Software Engineer
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At Meta Reality Labs Research, software development provides the platform for our scientific explorations and generates viable paths to the consumer products people will use for decades to come. If you have a passion for building developer experiences that bridge Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research, AI, and software engineering, this is a rare opportunity to join AR/VR pioneers. In our collaborative environment, you’ll partner with expert research scientists, hardware engineers, and software developers to build a groundbreaking platform and create the technology that makes AR/VR universal. You will tackle interesting technical challenges in AI to revolutionize how people interact with computing devices. Step into the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world!
FRL Research Software Engineer Responsibilities
  • Provide technical leadership, operating as a technical product owner and architect of a next generation, on-device AI software platform for AR/VR
  • Work with local and remote cross-functional teams to lead the creation and integration of machine learning and AI modeling, novel input and output hardware, and novel interaction paradigms to ensure scalable systems
  • Apply AI research on novel intelligent interfaces to define a stable, scalable, and flexible system
  • building and deploying scalable ML models
  • Collaborate in a team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, to integrate results into platforms and experiences
  • Prioritize and get things done with a high level of efficiency
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years experience in leading and coordinating teams of developers in large-scale AI projects
  • 10+ years experience in software development across all levels of the stack
  • 5+ years experience leading design and delivery of software APIs and ML frameworks/platforms
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in AI research
  • Experience in tech transfer
  • Experience in HCI research
  • Familiarity with machine learning or deep learning
  • Proficiency with Python, C++
  • Experience with ML frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow
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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$205,000/year to $281,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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