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Facebook FRL Technical Art Manager in Redmond, Washington

Intro:

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.

Summary:

At Facebook Reality Labs, digital content turbocharges our scientific explorations. If you're a technical artist with a passion for leading teams, developing people, and working across a wide variety of research initiatives, this is rare opportunity to join AR/VR pioneers. In our collaborative environment, you’ll partner with expert research scientists, hardware engineers and software developers to build groundbreaking prototypes and create the technology that makes AR/VR universal. Step into the adventure of a lifetime as we invent the future and make science fiction real.

Required Skills:

  1. Analyze, evaluate, design, direct, develop, and integrate digital content for advanced AR/VR research initiatives, prototypes and user experiences

  2. Identify and prioritize digital content needs across a dozen different research teams

  3. Provide creative and technical leadership for innovative digital content solutions

  4. Perform design and content reviews that improve quality and efficiency

  5. Support a team of technical artists, providing guidance, feedback, education, performance feedback, coaching and mentoring

  6. Identify, recruit, interview and hire technical artists

  7. Educate team members and researchers on digital content best practices and techniques

  8. Manage hardware and software for the team, including render farms and licensing

  9. Collaborate in a team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant visual art or technical field such as Computer Animation, Graphic Design or Computer Science

  2. 5+ years experience with a high level programming language such as Python, C#, Java, Perl, MEL or MAXScript

  3. 5+ years experience with 3D asset pipelines and digital content creation tools such as Max, Maya, Modo, Blender, Houdini, Substance or Photoshop

  4. 5+ years experience creating content for games, film, television, AR/VR or related fields

  5. 3+ years managing content creators such as artists, modelers or animators

  6. Proven track record of professional content development, including shipping one or more products using digital content creation tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in any of the following areas:

  2. Machine learning or deep learning

  3. Synthetic data generation for ML training

  4. Off-line rendering, including knowledge of Vray, Renderman, Redshift, or Cycles

  5. Game engines such as Unreal or Unity

  6. Shader development

  7. Shipping AR/VR applications

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.

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