Research Scientist - Text/Web/2D

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Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL-R) brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers with the shared goal of developing AR and VR across the spectrum. The charter of the Graphics Research group within FRL-R is to make exceptional consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences targeting five to ten years out.We are currently seeking talented Research Scientists to help develop forward looking graphics pipelines for AR and VR, and solve the challenges in the graphics computing space. The focus of this role is on computer graphics with the primary responsibility being the efficient synthesis of high-quality images, including leveraging and developing state-of-the-art techniques. This full-time position requires a background in computer science, computer engineering, or similar areas; and a strong background in graphics, math, and programming.

Required Skills

  • Initiate and lead research projects in graphics with a focus on solving the problem space of high quality text, web, and 2D content for AR and VR platforms
  • Engage with potential vendors on developing content pipelines for the acquisition and rendering of text, web, and 2D content
  • Collaborate with other researchers and engineers to develop innovative technologies that impact the future graphics pipelines
  • Interact cross-functionally with peer teams, like hardware, perceptual science, optics, and displays

Minimum Qualification

  • PhD in the field of computer graphics, image processing, or similar domains
  • 3+ years of experience with vector graphics, high quality 2D, text, and UI rendering
  • 3+ years of experience with 2D graphics APIs and libraries like Direct2D, Skia, and CoreGraphics
  • 3+ years of experience with C++
  • 2+ years experience publishing at top computer graphics conferences and/or journals
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with ambiguity, and experience working with cross-functional teams

Preferred Qualification

  • Background in color perception, image quality metrics, and display characteristics
  • 3+ years of experience with content creation and acquisition pipelines for 2D, text, and UI
  • 2+ years of experience with modern web standards like HTML5 and CSS3, and web frameworks
  • 2+ years of experience engaging and managing vendor/contract teams
  • Experience with GPU hardware architecture, preferably having influenced silicon design along feature and/or performance axes
  • Track record of achieving results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, HPG, EGSR, etc.


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