Research Scientist Manager, Computer Vision and Human Understanding

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At Facebook Reality Labs, we're developing the future of virtual and augmented reality. We are looking for an experienced leader to manage and continue to build a world-class computer vision and machine perception team dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of human understanding, including human pose estimation, hand-object interaction, action recognition, and human-computer interaction. You will be responsible for recruiting, career growth, organizational health, guiding overall direction, and supporting multiple teams and projects working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

Required Skills

  • Build, lead, mentor, inspire, and enable a world-class machine perception team.
  • Work with leadership, computer vision researchers, and cross-functional teams to develop and pursue a vision for next-generation human understanding.
  • Enable a team to research and develop advanced computer vision and machine perception technologies, including hand pose estimation, egocentric body pose estimation, object pose estimation, and action recognition.
  • Explore the problem and solution space through creating proofs of experience and getting feedback from user research.
  • Establish a research/incubation/productization roadmap and strategy.
  • Collaborate and work across teams to develop concepts that advance the entire product pipeline (hardware, software, data collection, machine learning, etc.).

Minimum Qualification

  • 10+ years of experience in computer vision, computer graphics or human-computer interaction research.
  • 5+ years of management experience.
  • Mentorship experience with experience leading an organization at various experience levels from interns to research scientists.
  • Technical knowledge across topics including machine learning, optimization, and state estimation.
  • Experience as lead investigator for which results were achieved or established.
  • Subject matter expert demonstrated through publications, patents, and shipped products.
  • PhD in Computer Science or related field.

Preferred Qualification

  • Research experience in action recognition and action understanding in computer vision or robotics.
  • Experience leading a team that transferred technology from research in computer vision, machine perception or machine learning into a shipping product.
  • Experience managing joint hardware-software development and associated rapid prototyping.


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