Research Engineering Lead for Evaluation of Photorealistic Avatars at Scale

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Research Engineering Lead for Evaluation of Photorealistic Avatars at Scale
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Pittsburgh, PA
Reality Labs (RL) Research is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. To give people the power to build community, to share what matters most to them, and to bring people closer together. To that end, our team is specifically focused on making interpersonal, social experience in virtual reality and augmented reality, perceptually indistinguishable from real life. Our goal? To enable the ability to interact with anyone, anytime, anywhere. At RL Research, you will join a world-class team exploring cutting edge machine learning, computer vision, hardware, software, and state-of-the-art Augmented and Virtual reality technology. Every day, you will work alongside the world's leading Research Scientists, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Software Engineers, and Technical Program Managers to create the technology that will make VR and AR pervasive and universal. For this role, RL Research is looking for a research engineering team lead to explore the design and implementation of quality evaluation processes to improve avatar-mediated communication. If you are passionate about analyzing and improving photorealistic avatars, working with large datasets and distributed compute at scale, operating in an interdisciplinary environment, and helping your team coordinate and collaborate in the face of ambitious and ambiguous challenges, we might have a spot for you.
Research Engineering Lead for Evaluation of Photorealistic Avatars at Scale Responsibilities
  • Lead the Quality Evaluation team to design and implement quality evaluation processes to improve avatar quality and avatar-mediate communication
  • People management and hands-on technical leadership and mentoring of the team: Set goals and direction, guide technical design, plan tasks
  • Define reusable metrics to measure the quality of avatar creation and avatar-mediated communication
  • Design and implement novel tooling to enable evaluation of the avatar creation and avatar-mediated communication
  • Design and execute studies to evaluate the quality of avatar creation and avatar-mediated communication
  • Design and implement sustainable processes for continuous quality evaluation of avatar creation and avatar-mediated communication
  • Communicate cross-functionally and with leadership to drive efforts
  • Build technical relationships with research and engineering teams across the labs
  • Communicate results to relevant teams to influence improvements to avatar creation and avatar-mediate communication
Minimum Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience managing software engineers
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science, program management, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Demonstrated experience setting direction, goals and leading teams to consistently deliver on their milestones
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication experience in working across many disciplines, mentoring team members, performance management, and facilitating individuals and the team to find solutions to problems
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing outputs of machine learning algorithms and implementing solutions to improve quality
  • Demonstrated experience reporting findings with stakeholders through effective communication and collaboration
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of experience in avatar-related fields, including computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning, robotics, audio processing, user experience research, and perceptual research
  • Experience in accelerating quality improvements through tightening the feedback loop between data collection, machine learning, and quality evaluation
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