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Facebook Research Intern, Intelligent Image Sensors (PhD) 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.


Facebook Reality Lab Research is looking for upcoming scientists and researchers with great interest in algorithm development and hardware accelerators for machine learning and computer vision applications, new sensing and computing architectures, and algorithm/hardware co-design.

Our internships are twelve (12) to twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

Required Skills:

  1. Development and implementation of CV algorithms

  2. Prototyping, building and characterizing experimental systems and custom hardware

  3. Algorithm/hardware co-optimization

  4. Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines

  5. Communication of research agenda, progress and results

Minimum Qualifications:

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

  2. Experience developing machine learning, depth sensing and computer vision algorithms

  3. 2+ years of lab experience carrying out independent research

  4. Programming, simulation and modeling experience with languages such as C/C++, Python, Matlab

  5. Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience demonstrating real-time computer vision systems

  2. Experience working in machine learning frameworks PyTorch or TensorFlow

  3. Demonstrated experience via an internship, work/research experience, or widely used contributions to open source projects

  4. Background in HW/FPGA

  5. Background in Machine learning accelerator architecture

  6. Track record of publications with cutting edge research results at conferences and Journals such as CVPR, ICLR, NIPS, ICML, ECCV, SIGGRAPH

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

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.