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Manager, Software Engineering (AR Commerce)

Posted: 13 Mar 2021 Closes: 12 Apr 2021
Zurich, Switzerland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time -1381152700

Our Zurich Core Tech team explores, develops, and delivers new cutting-edge technologies that serve as the foundation of current and future Oculus products. From mixed reality and human interaction to natural inputs and beyond, Core Tech is focused on taking new technologies from early concept to the product level while iterating, prototyping, and realizing the human value and new experiences they open up.Your job will be to both manage and partner with groups working across the full spectrum from research to product development, managing our technical investment portfolio supporting AR Commerce across different timelines. You will oversee and be responsible for a broad array of state-of-the-art technology areas, spanning Body Capture and Tracking, Object Capture, Avatar Reconstruction, Apparel/Cloth Simulation and Virtual Try-Ons, all of which are designed to run on client (edge) devices. Prospective candidates should have sufficient technical depth and breadth in the associated set of technologies to make portfolio management, resourcing and roadmap decisions.

Manager, Software Engineering (AR Commerce) Responsibilities

  • Leading an organization comprised of technology leaders, applied scientists and engineers from prototyping to development and integration of advanced systems relying heavily on Computer Vision and/or AI/Machine Learning technologies

  • Owning the development of system requirements, and collaborating with respective teams to mature and integrate technologies necessary to create product architectures that can deliver these requirements

  • Engaging cross-functionally with other researchers and engineers to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, integration, infrastructure, and applications)

  • Recruit world-class talent and provide mentorship to team members

  • Working closely with various organizations to define and execute the long-term roadmaps

  • Coordinating with research, user research, art, partnership and legal to both define and execute technology development with key partners & suppliers

  • Developing and communicating technology development strategies and status

  • Facilitating and working with teams to proactively alleviate project bottlenecks

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent

  • Experience of people management experience in multi-disciplinary global teams at the intersection of tech and product, including building performing teams and organization

  • Experience supporting an engineering and research organization through technical leadership

  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management

  • Experience in managing teams productizing Computer Vision or AI/Machine Learning technologies from conception to end

  • Leadership and interpersonal communication experience in working across many disciplines, drive best practices, and mentor team members

  • Experience managing joint hardware-software development and associated rapid prototyping projects

  • Technical experience in leading teams/projects in one or more of the technical domains of machine perception (i.e., machine vision, deep learning, sensors and robotics)

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in a related field of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics or AI/Machine Learning

  • Experience in leading teams interfacing with HW (sensors, silicon) teams in setting requirements and product tradeoffs

  • Flexibility and resilience in a dynamic environment

  • Experience in leading teams developing AR Commerce technologies


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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