Depth Architect, Camera & Depth, TED, RL

Depth Architect, Camera & Depth, TED, RL
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Sunnyvale, CA
Meta Reality Lab (RL) brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance Meta's mission of connecting the world. The RL Technology Engineering for Devices (TED) Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs in core technologies and delivering them to market at scale. The Camera and Depth Team is tasked with defining and developing Reality Labs’ cameras and depth modules across all product lines. The team is seeking a seasoned experienced Depth Module Architect to help define Reality Labs’ next generations of depth modules for our world-leading VR and AR products. These modules enable game-changing experiences such as Passthrough, Augmented object placements, and Smart Guardian.
Depth Architect, Camera & Depth, TED, RL Responsibilities
  • Translate user experience requirements into module architectural proposals, analyze and simulate these architectures, and present them to international cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Collaborate with domain-expert teams to identify and assess technologies, including sensors, optics, packaging, integrated signal processing devices and algorithms, to help define next-generation depth modules.
  • Analyze complex design trade-offs between performance, power consumption, size, risk, and cost to deliver actionable options to decision-makers in the company.
  • Negotiate specifications with stakeholders in various cross-functional teams. Participate and present in cross-functional architectural forums.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field, or equivalent, with 10+ years of industry experience.
  • 5+ years of consumer, industrial or automotive depth imaging development.
  • Understanding of depth sensing technologies, including SPAD arrays and associated signal processing architectures.
  • Understanding of illumination sources (specifically VCSELs), driver electronics, imaging electronics, optics and module packaging.
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal communication skills, and experience working across multiple disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing Depth Sensing Modules in high volume consumer products Experience bringing imaging modules to high-volume production in the consumer electronics space.
  • Proven track record of guiding collaborative teams effectively in a dynamic environment.
  • Flexibility and resilience skills in a dynamic environment Experience working in complex, interdisciplinary organizations.
  • Experience evolving nascent technologies to high-volume production.
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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$204,000/year to $281,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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