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Meta Software Engineer - Scalable Backend Systems 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 Labs Research (FRL Research) brings together a world-class R&D team of researchers, developers, and engineers with the shared goal of developing AR and VR across the spectrum. The Surreal Vision research group at FRL Research is seeking exceptional engineers and technical leads to solve the next generation of research challenges on the path to building future machine perception enabled technologies. We are looking for talented engineers to architect and build data management and processing systems for Project Aria; our next generation research device that helps us understand the world from a human's perspective and build next generation AI and AR experiences for AR glasses.

Required Skills:

  1. Autonomously engage, plan, execute, and report on the engineering development of scalable data services and data systems to enable state-of-the-art research on localization, mapping, and AI in AR/VR systems

  2. Collaborate with product managers, ML researchers, and ML engineers to design and integrate production-grade training and inference pipelines based on modern deep learning methods

  3. Work closely with team leads and program managers to coordinate engineering efforts within the team and across the wider AR/VR organization

  4. Proactively identify opportunities for improvements and designs that affect the broader system scope

  5. Define projects for other engineers to possibly solve and achieve impact based on your direction

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years experience with real world system building, including design, coding (C++) and evaluation/testing (C++/Python)

  2. Experience with distributed and scalable systems

  3. Experience in cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

  4. Experience of demonstrating technical leadership working with teams, owning projects, defining and setting technical direction for projects

  5. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience. Degree must be completed prior to joining Meta.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience building services for large scale video understanding with modern machine learning

  2. Basic understanding of 3D computer vision algorithms and Deep Learning Frameworks

  3. Experience building on spatial databases, large scale spatial maps and GIS

  4. Experience with data management services, ideally with large scale imagery and video datasets

  5. Experience working with Elasticsearch, SOLR, or similar search engines and libraries like FAISS

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