Manager, Hand Tracking (Oculus)

(Menlo Park, CA)

Careers at Oculus

Part of Facebook

The Oculus team at Facebook builds the VR hardware and platform to let you experience anything, anywhere, with anyone. Additionally, Facebook has teams dedicated to building social experiences in VR that make it easier to spend time with your friends, wherever they are. Virtual reality's potential to connect the world is immense—and we're just getting started. Oculus Research is driving the state of the art forward with breakthrough work in computer vision, advanced optics, eye tracking, mixed reality, and new ways to map the human body.

We are currently seeking an experienced technology leader for the Hand Tracking team in the Human Understanding organization. Human Understanding is tasked with building next generation technology and experiences centered around Virtual Humans, self-presence and social presence achieved through tracking, capturing & reconstruction of faces, eyes, hands, body. We're pushing the state of the art in 3D computer vision, and you will help recruit and manage team of software, computer vision and machine learning engineers. The right candidate thrives in a cross-functional environment as the team work closely collaborate with Research, Hardware, Firmware and Software teams in multiple geographic locations. This position involves working with early technology paths, with a focus on execution and working collaboratively to manage system maturation/risk, while providing clear and effective communication across the team.

We're looking for candidates who share a passion for exploring and solving complex, unsolved problems at the intersection of VR and machine learning. Open positions are based in Menlo Park.


  • Be both a highly technical, hands-on coder and effective people manager
  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence
  • Build and lead computer vision team to deliver next-generation tracking technology for virtual reality systems
  • Establish solid project framework and excellent development processes
  • Work closely with various organizations to define and execute long-term technology road maps
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams
  • Be highly technical and an effective people manager
  • Define and influence product strategy
  • Recruit world-class talent and provide mentorship to team members
  • Provide technical and organizational leadership over the community engineering team
  • Communicate cross-functionally and drive engineering efforts
  • Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject matter expert, and have strategic influence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 6+ years of management experience in software development, graphics, computer vision and/or machine learning, including building high performing teams.
  • MS degree in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • Collaborator, communication skills with ability to manage cross-team and cross-geography collaboration, ability to manage by influence.
  • Demonstrated domain knowledge in compute & systems development, proven track record in building technology & product development.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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