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Facebook Software Engineer Intern, Face/Body Tracking (PhD) in Menlo Park, California


Great virtual reality technology depends on advances in computer vision and machine learning. As an intern at Facebook AR/VR, you will get an opportunity to make an impact on one of our most exciting and challenging efforts aimed at providing immersive human presence and interaction. You will apply advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques to solve problems at the forefront of virtual reality. The ideal candidate is pursuing a PhD in computer vision, machine learning, or graphics and is passionate about enhancing the user experience in virtual reality.

Required Skills:

  1. Investigate, design and implement a certain concept/module/capability related to providing human presence and interaction

  2. Develop tools, scripts and tests to support your project

  3. Collaborate with and support other engineers across various disciplines

  4. Document and present your progress and project

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently in the process of obtaining a PhD in the field of computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, or robotics

  2. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  3. Must be available for 12 week internship between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020

  4. 2+ years experience with systems building in C++

  5. Excellent interpersonal skills, cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  6. High levels of creativity and quick problem solving capabilities

  7. Proven track record of achieving significant results

  8. Must have the ability to obtain work authorization in the United States at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. Github)

  2. Experience with articulated object modeling and tracking (e.g. hands, body), pose understanding, 3D reconstruction, face tracking, or numerical optimization

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.