Meta AR/VR Job | Research Engineer, Applied Research CV & Machine Perception

Job(岗位): Research Engineer, Applied Research CV & Machine Perception

Type(岗位类型): 3D Software Engineering | Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Engineering, Machine Learning, Research

Citys(岗位城市): Sunnyvale, CA | Redmond, WA

Date(发布日期): 2021-12-21


Reality Labs Research (RL-R) brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today.

The technology that is being developed within the Surreal team at RL-R is a new generation of end-to-end real-time 3D object & scene understanding systems working across novel mobile sensor designs, sensor fusion, state estimation, computer vision, large-scale reconstruction and localization, as well as large-scale online inference and optimization.

The Surreal Index team is seeking an exceptional experienced research engineer, with deep expertise in 3D object detection and 6D pose estimation, tracking, 3D graphics. The expectation is to perform applied research and push the boundaries with new architectures, scalable ML detection systems and training approaches with synthetic and real data. Good coding ability is expected with C++ and python, to build scalable frameworks which can run inference in real-time.


6+ years of experience with real world system building, including design, coding (C++) and evaluation/testing (C++/Python)

4+ years of experience in Object Detection, Pose Estimation, 3D Computer Vision Algorithms, 3D Reconstruction, Tracking and Deep Learning Frameworks

Master’s degree in the following fields: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Vision, Robotics, 3D Reconstruction, Mapping & Localization, or a related field

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience


Plan and execute innovative research and engineering to advance the state of the art in machine perception and 3D object & scene understanding in AR/VR systems

Collaborate closely with ML researchers and engineers across both machine and human perception teams at Facebook to design prototypes, and concepts related to multi-user and multi object detection and tracking systems distributed across cloud and embedded devices at scale

Establish a comprehensive and deep technical understanding of LiveMaps Index and other object detection infrastructures within FB, industry and academia, to help the Index team to make informed decisions

Architect and communicate designs for Index services running both on embedded devices and cloud

Help set the direction and goals for the Index team, lead quality improvement efforts, perform code reviews with the team and give clear and actionable feedback on a timely basis

Gather use cases from both internal research teams and cross-functional partners to have a clear picture of the requirements for the Index platform

Given the set of requirements, help formulate a coherent roadmap that delivers features in a progressive, incremental fashion

Work closely with Index EM and TPM across the Surreal team to form dynamic virtual teams to pull together research features on the roadmap into end-to-end real-time systems

Help recruit new members to grow the team from bootcamp, industry, academia and onboard new members into the team, by mentoring them and making it easy to ramp up in the team’s codebases and infra

Communicate proactively, effectively, and efficiently, both vertically within the Surreal Index, and horizontally across different teams not only within Surreal, but also in cross-functional collaborations

Proactively learn the bigger context, and bring the right level of context wherever necessary to increase the Index team’s clarity and visibility

Help Index EM and TPM drive cross-functional collaborations, to understand their requirements and roadmap, identify commonalities, and further influence their development to accelerate the goals for the overall LiveMaps mission

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

PhD in in the following fields: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Vision, Robotics, 3D Reconstruction, Mapping & Localization, or a related field

Publication in leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, SIGGRAPH, ICCP, RSS, ICRA, ISMAR and 3DV

Experience in real-time computer graphics or modern GPU programming (CUDA, OpenGL, OpenCL)

Experience in engineering scalable, distributed systems and cloud services

Experience working in Linux environments and across PC and mobile/embedded hardware

Experience training and testing ML systems at scale