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Facebook Research Science Manager, FRL - Virtual Humans in Boston, Massachusetts

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Our FRL Pittsburgh team does cutting edge research on the future of virtual humans for social presence in AR and VR. As a Research Science Manager, you will lead, manage, and inspire the research teams in exploring computer vision, audio processing, computer graphics, and machine learning challenges in building photorealistic virtual humans that look, move, and sound exactly like us. In this role, you’ll coordinate and mentor researchers in their work and career. The ideal candidate will have a passion for solving complex research challenges in ways that address real world problems and have a keen interest in managing the efforts of a group of researchers to produce new science and technology to make computers more intelligent.

Required Skills:

  1. Help build and lead great applied research teams to deliver world-class research and products.

  2. Drive an excellent collaboration, continually raising the bar on efficiency.

  3. Champion research and engineering excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement.

  4. Establish a solid project framework and excellent development processes.

  5. Provide technical leadership and guidance to both your team members and your project peers.

  6. Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.

  7. Communicate and collaborate effectively with global hardware and software engineering teams. Operate strategically and tactically.

  8. Work on strategy and help set direction while delivering state-of-the-art algorithms.

  9. Research background in deep learning for Computer Vision, Audio Processing, or Computer Graphics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Computer Vision or related field.

  2. 5+ years of experience in research and development, and shipping of software products and/or services.

  3. 2+ years of experience managing cross-functional teams.

  4. Publications in top conferences in leading venues like CVPR, ICCV, SIGGRAPH, ICLR, Neurips, and ICASSP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Research background in deep learning for Computer Vision, Audio Processing, or Computer Graphics.

  2. Experience thriving in a dynamic environment where goals and requirements may be changing.

  3. Experience in industrial R&D.

  4. Strong technical communication skills.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal 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. Facebook 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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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