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Facebook Research Scientist, Mobile Computer Vision (PhD) 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.


We are seeking world-class computer vision experts to join our teams in developing next generation products and platforms doing research and engineering at scale. Our mission is to advance the state of the art in computer vision algorithms for mobile and embedded vision. The person in this role will be working on Facebook's largest scale mobile computer vision algorithms and models which are leveraged by product development teams throughout the company. Our research is critical to delivering new computer vision based mobile applications to our 2 billion+ users.

Required Skills:

  1. Doing research for novel and accurate deep learning algorithms in computer vision

  2. Collaborate with team members from the research to the level of production

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Computer Science or related field

  2. Experience in theoretical and empirical research and for answering questions with research

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with model optimization for mobile/embedded platforms

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.