Codec Avatars Software Engineer

Codec Avatars Software Engineer
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Pittsburgh, PA
At Reality Labs Research, we aspire to achieve a vision of social presence in VR and AR where people are able to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions. Reality Labs Research (RL-R) brings together a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. On the Codec Avatars Infrastructure team, you’ll work closely with building tools, libraries, and frameworks that will help researchers collaborate with each other and empower their research towards the generation of Codec Avatars. Our team cultivates an honest and considerate environment where self-motivated individuals thrive. We encourage a strong sense of ownership and embrace the ambiguity that comes with working on the frontiers of research. As a Software Engineer on the Codec Avatars Infrastructure team, you will foster our scientific explorations and generate viable paths to the consumer products that will connect people in meaningful ways for decades to come.
Codec Avatars Software Engineer Responsibilities
  • Build tools, platforms, infrastructure and documentation that enable more efficient and effective research
  • Build tools to help solve large scale data management problems used to build distributed datasets within the lab
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, understand priorities and fulfill project needs efficiently
  • Collaborate in a diverse team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software solutions
  • Learn constantly, build with inclusion as a core value, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving
  • Build a community of researchers and developers by sharing software engineering best practices, tips and techniques
  • Develop robust processes for testing changes to ensure safe deployment in live systems
  • Collaborate with our user studies team to understand common failure cases, ascertain root causes, and improve the data research platform experience
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years of Python and C++ experience, including Modern C++ features and techniques
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging and profiling
  • Experience with Linux and command line utilities
  • Proven collaborator with effective communication skills across teams of varying knowledge of components
  • Proven track record of shipping software
  • Experience working independently and in highly dynamic environments
  • Experience developing performant software and systems
  • Experience developing APIs, SDKs and developer tools
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience developing and managing large scale-distributed systems
  • Experience building software for research related problems
  • Experience with Networking
  • Experience with real world data intensive system building and data collection, including design, coding (C++/Python) and evaluation (C++/Python)
  • Experience with cameras and optical systems, lighting systems, and audio systems
  • Experience with software development and debugging on Windows and Linux
  • Experience with real-time communication and inter-process communication
  • Experience developing software for Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, or Robotics applications
  • Experience with machine learning programming languages like PyTorch or TensorFlow
  • Experience developing GUI applications and Qt library
  • Experience developing AR/VR applications
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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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$143,000/year to $204,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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