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Facebook Manager, Software Engineering, AR/VR - AR Operating Systems in Redmond, Washington


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 more people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to AR/VR research, machine perception, graphics, operating systems, social interaction, and more, we are committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. AR and VR potential to change the world is immense—and we’re just getting started.

We are currently seeking an Engineering Manager to manage a team of engineers building a next generation Operating System focused on the needs of AR systems. The ideal candidate has strong design and build skills, passion for low-level systems software and device driver programming, hands-on experience working on Operating Systems at the lower layers from firmware to BSP, and experience with shipping hardware/software products. You are the kind of leader who has expertise building and managing high performance teams creating high reliable, robust, and performant systems software. You have hands-on experience leading teams bringing up new hardware and software systems and have significant experience debugging and repairing complex, multi-component system level issues using a variety of OS and bus level debugging tools, e.g. USB/Firewire/Ethernet protocol analyzers, kernel debuggers, OS event tracing infrastructure, etc.

Required Skills:

  1. Build and lead team designing and implementing device and bus drivers that operate efficiently in a constrained environment yet when pressed can efficiently deliver large volumes of data with low-latency and high-bandwidth.

  2. Build and lead team designing, implementing, debugging complex, system-level, multi-component issues that typically span across multiple layers from kernel to application.

  3. Understand software components from multiple partner teams, lead the integration of those components into the unified product code base, and drive their continued development.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years experience working on systems software in a large-scale C or C++ code base.

  2. 3+ years experience managing and growing software engineers.

  3. Experience with Software Development processes including: source control, bug tracking, and design documentation.

  4. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams.

  5. Experience working on multiple classes of drivers e.g., bus, block, wireless, display drivers.

  6. Experience with low-latency, bandwidth, streaming hardware devices, e.g. video cameras, graphics cards, etc.

  7. Experience developing, debugging, and shipping software products on large code bases that span platforms and tools.

  8. Experience with device bring-up.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience with power management and modern systems architecture.

  2. Experience creating, debugging, and deploying on-device firmware (MCU and/or DSP).

  3. Experience with ARM platforms.

  4. Demonstrated knowledge of operating systems internals on at least one platform.

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.