Research Engineer - Theory & Optimization

Research Engineer - Theory & Optimization
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Meta is seeking a Research Engineer to join our Fundamental AI Research (FAIR) Team, a research organization focused on making significant progress in AI. Individuals in this role are expected to be experts in optimization and/or generative modeling, and have a keen interest in theory of deep learning.
Research Engineer - Theory & Optimization Responsibilities
  • Perform research to advance the science and technology of intelligent machines.
  • Develop highly scalable algorithms based on machine learning and neural network methodologies.
  • Collaborate with FAIR scientists on novel research in theory of deep learning, optimization, and generative modeling.
  • Apply knowledge of relevant research domains along with expert coding skills to system and framework development projects.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Masters Degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 or more years experience with deep learning and optimization
  • Experience developing machine learning algorithms or machine learning infrastructure in Python and PyTorch
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • Industry experience in a research position.
  • Experience in analyzing and collecting data from various sources.
Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD in computer science or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Industry research experience in optimization, generative AI and LLM research
  • First-authored publications at peer-reviewed conferences, such as ICML, NeuRIPS, ICLR, and other similar venues
  • Software engineer experience demonstrated via work experience.
  • High performance code and profiling experience.
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$146,994/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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