Research Scientist, AR Audio - Room Acoustics (PhD University Grad)

Facebook Reality Labs is looking for an exceptional acoustic research scientist to join our growing team in Redmond, WA. This full-time position is well suited for someone with a strong research interest in advancing the state of the art in immersive audio experiences for augmented reality. Our interdisciplinary team is working to solve difficult problems at the intersection of acoustics, mechanical design, auditory perception, spatial audio and signal processing. This role requires a background in room acoustic capture, simulation, and analysis, particularly with spatial microphone arrays. The successful candidate will have strong skills and experience in blind system identification, de-reverberation, echo cancellation, and microphone array processing.


  • Research blind system identification, preferably for room acoustics.
  • Design, development, and execution of acoustic experiments, including custom software development for echo cancellation, de-reverberation, and room acoustic measurement.
  • Utilize spatial microphone array processing techniques for room acoustic capture and binaural re-synthesis.
  • Serve as a resident expert supporting research in spatial audio, room acoustics, microphone arrays, and signal processing.
  • Building applications in MATLAB, Audio Weaver, or MaxMSP to drive real-time audio prototypes.
  • Understand and stay up to date on the latest research literature.
  • Understand and exploit of the principles of auditory perception.
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in Acoustics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
  • 3+ years experience with audio signal processing, echo cancellation, or blind system identification
  • 3+ years of experience in real-time audio and audio algorithms development
  • 4+ years experience in programming in MATLAB, C, or C++
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Must be available to start employment on or after January 1, 2019
  • Experience in the design and execution of psychoacoustic experiments
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms and techniques

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