Research Scientist, Computer Vision (PhD)

Facebook Reality Lab is a world leader in the development of future generations of AR/VR systems. We are currently seeking a Computer Vision Research Scientist in Redmond, WA. The research agenda is focused on advanced sensing that is multi-disciplinary and at the intersection of sensing hardware and software across the stack of sensors, system, computer vision algorithms and applications. The position requires a PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics or similar field. This is a full-time position based in Redmond, WA.


  • Research and develop future advanced sensing systems
  • Develop and optimize computer vision and machine learning algorithms for high performance, low-power, low latency implementation
  • Perform software and hardware co-optimization in a full stack solution
  • Lead/Support system performance evaluation and benchmarking by modeling, simulation, testing, data collection, and tradeoff study
  • Collaborate with internal and external research scientists, hardware and software engineers and third party vendors throughout development phases
  • Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: Computer Vision, Computational Photography, Sensor Modeling, Sensor Fusion, State Estimation, 3D Reconstruction, Mapping & Localization, 3D geometry, Physics based models, or a related field
  • 4+ years experience in C++ programming with coding and debugging
  • Experience with real world system building and data collection, including design, coding (C++) and evaluation (C++/Python)
  • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Hands-on experience with 3D computer vision algorithms including Calibration, SLAM, Reconstruction, Mapping, Localization, Tracking and Image Processing
  • Experience in computational photography algorithm and system development
  • Experience with designing (products or open-source/Git software) of inertial/optical/acoustic sensing devices
  • Experience in modern GPU programming (CUDA, OpenGL, OpenCL, DirectX)
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