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Facebook Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Audio Visual Learning (PhD Student or Grad) 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 organization's mission is to give people the tools to feel connected anytime, anywhere. We create new, category-defining consumer hardware and software products that provide immersive social experiences and increase the depth of how billions of people connect. The team is a diverse group of problem solvers, inventors, and proven visionaries who are relentless about transforming everyday occurrences into rich experiences that have the potential to improve the way billions of people live.

We've introduced our first generation of Oculus virtual reality products and are committed to driving the technology forward through continued innovation at Facebook Reality Labs. Our Portal line of consumer hardware is changing how friends and families connect. Our Spark AR platform is the largest augmented reality platform in the world, powering mobile AR experiences across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger. In the future, our AR glasses will merge the physical and digital worlds, blending what's real with what's possible, resulting in the next mainstream, must-have, wearable consumer technology.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop novel and accurate computer vision algorithms and systems for audio-visual learning.

  2. Leveraging machine learning and deep learning in Augmented and/or Virtual reality applications.

  3. Analyze and improve efficiency, scalability, and stability of various deployed systems.

  4. Collaborate with team members across a variety of domains including signal processing, acoustic engineering and perception sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or related field.

  2. 3+ years of experience in standard AI, CV and ML libraries and softwares including PyTorch, Torch, TensorFlow, Keras etc.

  3. 3 + years of programming experience in Python or C++.

  4. Core Research Focus in one or more of the following areas: Computer Vision, Audio-Visual Learning, Machine Vision, Machine Learning, Multi-sensory Learning.

  5. Available to start employment on or after June 1, 2019.

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

  7. Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Research experience in one or more of the following: Audio, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality.

  2. Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICCV, CVPR, ICASSP, IEEE VR, AAAI, AISTATS.

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.