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Systems Generalist Software Engineer - Live Telepresence with Codec Avatars

Pittsburgh, PA

Reality Labs Research (RL-R) brings together a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. Software development is vital to empowering our scientific explorations and generating viable paths to the consumer products people will use for decades to come - products that will truly give people superpowers. At RL-R Codec Avatars, we aspire to a vision of social VR and AR where people are able to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions, with Codec Avatars that look like you and move like you. We're just getting started. You can help us make this dream a reality and accomplish your life's best work here!A Systems Generalist at Meta typically is a backend engineer, with experience building backend infrastructure software (preferably at large scale), tends to be familiar with C/C++ and python, and is passionate about performance, scalability, and availability. Areas of focus for systems generalists include the following: database systems, operating systems, distributed systems, networking systems, storage systems, performance optimization, computer security, programming languages and compilers.As a Systems Generalist on the Live Telepresence team, you will support the scaling of an immersive telepresence platform with Codec Avatars, working on the cutting edge of Virtual and Augmented Reality that will define the future of how people interact. You will work closely with engineers, scientists, and research product managers to scale an XR calling service and solve user and researcher challenges that are unique, complex, and nuanced.

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Systems Generalist Software Engineer - Live Telepresence with Codec Avatars Responsibilities:
  • Analyze, evaluate, design, develop, integrate, debug and test data collection tooling and infrastructure.
  • Participate in design reviews and code reviews.
  • Ensure that solutions meet the privacy and security expectations of users.
  • Collaborate in a team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making architectural trade-offs required to rapidly deliver software solutions.
  • Work with research scientists and engineers to understand what data sets are needed to address technology challenges and how to provide them in a way that is accessible to their workflows.
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, prioritize ruthlessly and work efficiently.
  • Learn constantly, educate others, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving.
  • Propose and implement reliable, maintainable, and scalable system-level software solutions to facilitate research activities.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3+ years experience with modern C++.
  • 3+ years experience with Python.
  • Experience working independently and in highly dynamic environments.
  • Experience developing performant software and systems.
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging and profiling
  • Experience deploying software on large-scale distributed systems
  • Proven track record of shipping software
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with software development and debugging on Windows and Linux
  • Experience with development and debugging of distributed systems
  • Experience with game engines like Unity
  • Experience with real-time communication and inter-process communication
  • Experience developing software for Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, or Robotics applications
About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

Client-provided location(s): Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Job ID: a1K2K00000909j1UAA
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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