FRL Research Software Engineer-Foundation

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FRL Research Software Engineer-Foundation
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At Reality Labs Research, software development turbocharges our scientific explorations and generates viable paths to the consumer products people will use for decades to come. If you're a C++ & low-level system expert with a passion for the future of machine perception on form-factor AR glasses and a love for solving novel problems from first principles, 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 groundbreaking prototypes and create the technology that makes AR/VR universal. Step into the adventure of a lifetime as we invent the future and make science fiction real. We are starting a new confidential project within the team that involves building an end-to-end machine perception system that starts from sensor sensing the world all the way to photon landing in users eyes. Such a system requires a foundational layer to be built. You will work on building the low-level libraries and foundation systems which provide centralized services for high performance client and server systems. This includes multi-threading, I/O, memory management, performance optimization, multi-platform abstractions.
FRL Research Software Engineer-Foundation Responsibilities
  • Analyze, evaluate, design, develop, integrate, debug and test real time AR and VR software for advanced research
  • Work side-by-side with research scientists to integrate state-of-the-art algorithms into an end-to-end system
  • Educate researchers and other team members on software engineering best practices, tips and techniques
  • Collaborate in a team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software solutions
  • Work with unfamiliar hardware to integrate systems together
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, prioritize ruthlessly and get things done with a high level of efficiency
  • Learn constantly, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving
Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years C/C++ experience, including C++11 (and up) features and principles
  • 5+ years experience creating software for games, real-time systems or other high performance environments
  • Extensive knowledge of operating systems and kernels
  • Experience with platform APIs such as Vulkan, D3D, Cuda
  • Experience in multi-threaded, concurrent programming
  • Experience with multi-platform development
  • Experience with performance and latency profiling and optimization
  • Comprehensive understanding of object oriented programming
  • Experience shipping one or more real-time software products of high complexity using standard software development tool sets such as source control and continuous integration systems
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience shipping AR/VR applications
  • Experience in 3D mathematics and applied linear algebra
  • Optimization experience, including the use of one or more SIMD instruction sets to improve performance
  • Experience in GPGPU development with CUDA, OpenCL or DirectCompute
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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $213,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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