Software Engineering Manager, AR/VR Operating Systems, Facebook Reality Labs

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


The AR/VR team at Facebook is helping more people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality hardware and software. With global departments dedicated to AR/VR research, machine perception, graphics, operating systems, social interaction, and more, we are committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. AR and VR potential to change the world is immense and we're just getting started.We are currently seeking a Software Engineering Manager to manage a set of teams building a next generation Operating System focused on the needs of AR and VR devices. The ideal candidate has hands-on experience in building and supporting teams who design, build, debug, and repair complex multi-component systems typical of an Operating System in addition to strong communication, organizational, and people management skills. You have a passion for building and managing high performance teams working on 0 to 1 projects.

Required Skills

  • Build and grow a set of high performance teams designing and implementing core Operating System services, libraries and runtime components through strong recruiting and people management practices.
  • Help set the direction and goals for the team, in terms of project impact, product quality, and engineering efficiency.
  • Plan and coordinate major initiatives such as phased onboarding of internal and external SW products/solutions on the new Operating System.
  • Manage engineering managers and engineers and help them develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles.
  • Work through your engineering managers to ensure they're supporting their teams to meet their goals.
  • Influence the engineering culture in your broader team and advocate for higher product quality and engineering efficiency.

Minimum Qualification

  • Background in OS-kernel, virtualization, memory management, scheduling, IPC optimization or similar areas.
  • 2+ years experience managing and growing engineering managers and senior software engineers.
  • Experience with processes including: source control, bug tracking, design documentation, and sprint planning based Software Development.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience developing, debugging, and shipping software products on large code bases that span platforms and tools.

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience with asynchronous programming with C++.
  • Experience in Rust language.
  • Experience with developing for ARM based platforms.


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