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Facebook Applied Research Scientist, Computer Vision (People AI) in Menlo Park, California


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The AR/VR team at Facebook is helping people come together and connect through world-class Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality. It focusses on AR/VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more; committed to drive the state of the art forward through relentless innovation in hardware and software. AR/VR's potential to change the world is immense—and we’re just getting started.

Our People AI team explores, develops, and delivers new cutting-edge people technologies that serve as the foundation of current and future AR/VR products. Our team has shipped many features ranging from Augmented Reality masks, Try-on Ads for Facebook's mobile applications, Story time on Portal and Lipsync on Oculus Avatars/SDK to name a few. People AI is focused on taking new technologies from an early concept to the product level while iterating, prototyping, and realizing the human value and new experiences which they open up.

We are seeking a computer vision specialist to join our People AI Team in Menlo Park. We are looking for someone who is excited to ship real products to our billions of Facebook users. The ideal candidate will have practical experience in real-time computer vision systems, and enjoy working with a team of engineers, product designers, researchers, and artists.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop, plan and execute cutting-edge research to advance people AI technologies from proof of concept to production

  2. Design, develop and implement new novel tracking algorithms across all AR/VR products

  3. Design core components up and down the software stack, developing primarily in C++ on different platforms

  4. Conduct simulations, develop tools, scripts and tests, and document the work

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Masters or PhD in Computer Science or in a related technical field

  2. Experience in developing software in C++, including algorithm design and systems software development

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with Machine Learning in Computer Vision, 3D computer graphics or 3D vision - specifically real-time tracking (e.g. of objects, hands, bodies, faces) or 3D reconstruction

  2. Experience in mobile and/or headset development, computer vision, and graphics

  3. Ability to apply the latest techniques in computer vision, computer graphics, machine learning or physically-based modeling to people technologies

  4. Experience researching, developing and prototyping hardware and software technologies

  5. End-to-end product development experience

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.