Software Engineer - Codec Avatar ML Compute Team

Software Engineer - Codec Avatar ML Compute Team
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Pittsburgh, PA
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 ML Compute team, you’ll work on 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. In this software engineer role on the Codec Avatar ML Compute team, you will serve as the point of contact for Meta's research GPU super clusters, managing and optimizing compute resources to enable groundbreaking research in relightable avatars, full-body avatars, and generative AI for codec avatars.
Software Engineer - Codec Avatar ML Compute Team Responsibilities
  • Build, scale, and secure the HPC clusters within Meta research labs, a heterogeneous environment containing diverse operating systems and applications
  • Provide on-call support and lead incident root cause analysis through multiple infrastructure layers (compute, storage, network) for HPC clusters and act as a final escalation point
  • Collaborate in a diverse team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software and infrastructure solutions
  • Find ways to leverage the scale and complexity of the larger Meta production infrastructure to solve problems for Reality Lab researchers
  • Provide guidance to other engineers on best practices to build mature services which are highly available, reliable, secure, and scalable
  • Provide guidance to other engineers on best practices to build mature services which are highly available, reliable, secure, and scalable
  • Ability to work independently, handle large projects simultaneously, and prioritize team roadmap and deliverables by balancing required effort with resulting impact
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience in automating the management of infrastructure and services
  • 3+ years experience in distributed system performance measurement, logging, and optimization
  • 3+ years experience coding in at least one of the following languages: C++, Python, Rust, or Go
  • Thorough understanding of Linux operating system internals, including the networking subsystem
  • Experience with Python library management systems such as Conda or Python venv
  • Experience in writing system level infrastructure, libraries, and applications
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging and profiling
  • Proven track record of shipping software
  • Experience in developing performant software and systems
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with managing HPC scheduler libraries like Slurm, Kubernetes, or LSF
  • Prior experience in building out HPC clusters, handling compute, storage, network, operating systems, schedulers, and stakeholder discussions
  • Prior experience in cluster oncall operations, including troubleshooting server/scheduler/storage errors, maintaining compute/storage environments/libraries/tools, helping onboard users to the cluster, and answering general questions from users
  • Prior experience in cluster coordination and strategy planning, including collecting/understanding needs of users, developing tools to improve user experience, providing guidance on best practices, coordinating distribution of compute/storage resources, forecasting compute/storage needs, and developing long-term user experience/compute/storage strategies
  • Prior experience building tooling for monitoring and telemetry
  • Prior experience supporting configuration management in a multi-region environment
  • Prior experience optimizing multi-tenant HPC clusters for performance and maintenance
  • Prior experience with containerization technologies like Docker or Virtual Machines
  • Prior experience building services
  • Prior experience building PaaS or internal clouds
  • Prior experience in developing/managing distributed network file systems
  • Prior academic or development experience with machine learning and/or deep learning
  • Prior experience in ML libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow or cuDNN
  • Prior experience in GPGPU development with CUDA, OpenCL or DirectCompute
  • Prior experience in network security
  • Experience in database and data management systems at scale
  • Familiar with Linux observability tools, such as eBPF
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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$146,994/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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