Meta AR/VR Job | Research Scientist, Depth Sensing

Job(岗位): Research Scientist, Depth Sensing

Type(岗位类型): Hardware

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

Date(发布日期): 2022-9-20


The Meta Reality Labs brings together a world-class team to create the future of AR and VR, and the metaverse, which will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. The Cameras & Depth (C&D) team gathers top-notch expertise and talent in photographic and machine vision cameras, imaging sensors, and depth, inertial, and bio sensing systems, and owns the development and validation for all these sensing systems across the whole AR, VR, and Portal product portfolios.

On the Depth Architecture team, you will work with a world-class group of researchers, engineers, and management developing the next generation of sensor and depth sensing technologies to drive industry-leading augmented reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers and engineers with a passion for inter-disciplinary problem solving and technology development. This role will design, model, prototype, and validate novel depth system architectures intended to exceed the state-of-the-art for next generation consumer AR/VR applications.

This role will focus primarily on building, validating, and leveraging quantitative theoretical and empirical models that accurately describe a wide range of existing and advanced 3D sensing systems and technologies. The role will be expected to deliver quantitative analyses that drive critical technical decision making with wide product impact to system architecture, product technology assessments and selections, and technology roadmap definition; analyses will define key requirements for illumination and camera modules, optimization of associated computer vision algorithms, and estimation of depth quality and key performance indicators under expected operation scenarios.


PhD degree in Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Optics, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field

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

2+ years’ experience working with hardware systems such as cameras, sensors, imaging devices, etc.

2+ years’ experience writing code in Python, C++, C#, or similar

Demonstrated understanding of probability theory, statistical analysis, and error propagation

Demonstrated experience working with computer vision algorithms

Demonstrated understanding of basic camera and sensor technologies (radiometry, laser illumination, camera calibration concepts, sensor properties, etc.)

Demonstrated experience preparing reports and presenting results to cross-functional technical teams and executives

Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration


Model, simulate, and validate the performance of end-to-end depth systems in context of use case

Run simulations to predict system performance and power, and validate system tradeoffs

Explore, propose, and develop innovative architectures and solutions for 3D sensing applications

Research, identify, develop, and evaluate reference depth estimation and post-processing algorithms

Collaborate with internal and external partners to prototype and validate system models and architectures

Travel both domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience working with prototype imaging systems and/or depth cameras

2+ years’ experience with imaging processing and/or working with 3D point cloud data

2+ years’ experience modeling 3D depth system performance

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

Track record of publications with cutting edge research results at conferences and journals