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Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer (XR People)

Posted: 8 May 2021 Closes: 7 Jun 2021
Zurich, Switzerland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -736759629

The FRL organization at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented and Virtual reality (AR/VR) products. With global departments dedicated to research and development in computer vision, machine learning, haptics, social interaction, and more, AR/VR is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. The potential to change the world is immense - and we're just getting started.
Augmented and Virtual reality will transform the way people come together to work and play. By developing new hardware and software products capable of understanding human appearance, movement and expression, we aim to make it possible for people to feel like they are directly in front of each other, despite being separated by vast distances.
Our XR People organization in Zurich is focused on research and development of machine perception technologies from early concepts to production level across all of Facebook's AR/VR products and surfaces including Oculus products and Family of Apps (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp). We develop core capabilities across a range of product domains including Avatars, AR/VR remote presence/calling, AR Commerce, AR Sharing, and more.
In this role, you will be researching and developing state of the art computer vision and machine learning technologies for solving challenges that bridge virtual and real worlds and can impact billions of people. You will be setting technical direction for the projects you work on and will have opportunities to collaborate with researchers in Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) and Facebook AI Research (FAIR). There are lots of exciting and challenging unsolved problems in computer vision and machine learning for AR/VR. It is early days and we're looking for you to usher in the next era of human-human and human-computer interaction by solving these problems together with us.

Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer (XR People) Responsibilities

  • Design and develop novel computer vision and machine learning algorithms in areas such as segmentation, face tracking, body tracking, key point estimation, depth sensing, generative approaches such as GANs, 3D stereo and volumetric reconstruction, avatars, reconstructions and virtual try-ons.

  • Develop prototypes for future AR/VR experiences, drive continued development, and integrate robust solutions into product.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional engineering and research teams in computer vision, machine learning, and graphics.

  • Participate in cutting edge research in computer vision that can be applied to AR/VR product development.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or related technical field.

  • 3+ years of experience in SW Engineering\ Coding

  • 3+ years of experience developing and designing Computer Vision or Machine Learning technologies and systems for running on edge devices (mobile phones, and/or custom hardware).

  • Prototyping and engineering experience in at least ONE relevant specialization area in Computer Vision or Machine Learning: Generative models such as GANs / Pose estimation and dense 3D reconstruction / Object detection, segmentation and tracking / Scene understanding / Photorealistic rendering.

  • Applications and resumes to be submitted in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics or related technical field.

  • 5+ years of industry experience working on projects in areas such as: object detection, segmentation, tracking, 2D and 3D key point estimation and surface reconstruction, depth estimation, generative methods such as GANs, photorealistic rendering.

  • Background in machine learning with experience in large scale training and evaluation of deep neural networks (convolutional, recurrent, GANs).

  • Experience with CPU/GPU and mobile optimization.

  • Publication track record at conferences such as SIGGRAPH, CVPR, NIPS, ECCV, ICCV, ISMAR, ICML, etc.


About the Facebook company

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.

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