Facebook Reality Labs is a world leader in the design of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems. Come work alongside technology visionaries and research scientists to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. The Cameras & Sensors (C&S) team gathers world class expertise and talent in photographic and machine vision cameras, imaging sensors, and depth, inertial, and bio sensing systems, and owns the development and validation for all these sensing systems across the whole AR, VR, & Portal product portfolios. We are looking for a Depth Systems Architect to drive future system requirements and relentlessly push the boundaries of innovation in pursuit of optimal sensing solutions that will enable our bold product vision. The ideal candidate is effective at driving deep collaboration across teams of passionate technologists that result in detailed depth system analyses, tradeoff evaluations, and architectural execution strategies. The scope of this role has large impact that will set the course of technology selection and investment; and includes defining feature requirements and KPIs, depth module, algorithm, and silicon capabilities, optical and mechanical design requirements, system power budgets, and quantitative predictive performance modeling.
Lead technical efforts and own the architecture strategy for productization of novel depth systems for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and other social presence products
Foster collaboration in a team environment extending across engineering disciplines while managing a wide variety of stakeholders
Model, simulate, and validate the performance of end-to-end depth systems in context of use case
Identify areas of valuable technology investment for incubating new technologies into research prototypes
PhD in Physics, Optical, Electrical, Computer Engineering, or similar field
6+ years of experience engineering consumer products (concept through mass production)
Experience defining camera system requirements
Experience with critical depth system requirements, from core architecture through to individual components
Experience with imaging, rendering, and/or depth system simulation
Experience defining or analyzing critical performance parameters of various depth or imaging sensor architectures
Understanding of sensor device physics, noise analysis, electrical and optical design, digital imaging, and core depth estimation algorithms
Experience with prototyping hardware depth or camera systems
Experience with camera or depth system calibration methods
Experience working with external design, manufacturing, testing and contracting partners
Experience programming in C++, Python, MATLAB, or similar language
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