Research Scientist Manager, ML and 3D Computer Vision

Research Scientist Manager, ML and 3D Computer Vision
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The Meta Reality Labs Research Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AI-enabled AR and VR devices. The Surreal Vision group is seeking a Research Scientist Manager to lead a world-class team of Research Scientists and Engineers, to research and develop the next generation of egocentric machine perception functionalities that will enable contextual-AI-enabled AR devices. We do this by developing, and leveraging, Project Aria. This role focuses on researching and formulating a new generation of end-to-end, real-time, egocentric methods and models for identifying objects the wearer interacts with and why, as well as building 3D maps of relevant objects around them; using 3D computer vision and state of the art ML and genAI methods .
Research Scientist Manager, ML and 3D Computer Vision Responsibilities
  • Manage a team of research scientists and research engineers, providing career guidance, regular feedback and tracking performance.
  • Build and execute on a long-term vision and strategy for egocentric machine perception capabilities that can inform and provide long- and short-term situational context for AI-enabled devices.
  • Build and execute on a plan for research and engineering in the necessary technologies including 2D and 3D object tracking, segmentation and recognition
  • action recognition, hand and body tracking and spatial reasoning.
  • Work with cross functional teams to achieve impactful outcomes. This includes product managers, operations teams, data scientists, and product partner teams, and engineering teams.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Research and/or work experience in machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision in both 2D and 3D.
  • Experience in Python, C/C++, system design.
  • Proven track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at workshops or conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, SIGGRAPH or similar.
  • A PhD in computer science, mathematics or related field.
  • 4+ years managing a team of research scientists and engineers
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience leading a team of research scientists and research engineers, in industry or academia, to both conduct both cutting-edge research as well as build systems that solve real-world problems
  • Broad foundational knowledge on probability theory, analytics, 3D geometry and math
  • Experience working on technologies including 2D and 3D object tracking, segmentation and recognition, action recognition, hand and body tracking and spatial reasoning.
  • Experience working with egocentric data
  • Experience solving complex 3D problems using ML and/or classical methods
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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$213,000/year to $293,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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