RL Research Software Engineer - Simulation Infrastructure

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RL Research Software Engineer - Simulation Infrastructure
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Redmond, WA
Reality Labs Research (RL-R) brings together a world-class team of diverse and highly interdisciplinary researchers, hardware and software developers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. Our team is building simulation software that will streamline the discovery of novel optical materials which will enable the next great wave of human experience; the Metaverse. In this role, you’ll foster our scientific explorations and generate viable paths to the consumer products that will connect people in meaningful ways for decades to come. You’ll work closely with research scientists and backend infrastructure specialists to build and deploy technology for prototyping and experimentation. Our team is comfortable with ambiguity, nurtures a sense of ownership, and enjoys an honest and considerate environment. We invite you to step into the adventure of a lifetime with us as we make science fiction real and change the world.
RL Research Software Engineer - Simulation Infrastructure Responsibilities
  • Integrate, debug, and test various research technologies for evaluating cutting-edge AR/VR lenses and related optics, such as optical simulators.
  • Collaborate in a diverse team environment with research scientists and software engineers to streamline the material discovery process using a variety of engineering techniques to support massive parallel deployment and post-processing of optical simulations.
  • Help make informed architectural tradeoffs and rapidly deliver software solutions.
  • Work side by side with research scientists to understand their software tool pain points, prioritize solutions and create the systems and tools that turbocharge their work.
  • Coordinate with infrastructure and tools teams across Meta to evaluate and integrate with internal systems.
  • Create robust interfaces, tools and data pipelines that allow research scientists to rapidly investigate different optical approaches.
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, understand priorities and fulfill project needs efficiently.
  • Learn constantly, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5+ years experience front-end web development experience (React)
  • 2+ years experience back-end development experience (PHP, C++, or equivalent)
  • 2+ years experience using Cloud Services (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with virtualization and software containerization (e.g., VMWare, Docker)
  • Experience working with physical simulation software such as MEEP, COMSOL, ANSYS, or Zemax
  • Experience developing in Unity
  • Experience with multivariate data visualization techniques
  • Experience with database design
  • Experience with Meta internal infrastructure
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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