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Software Engineer - Annotations

Facebook Reality Labs | Pittsburgh, PA

Facebook Reality Labs is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. At the Pittsburgh lab, we aspire to a vision of social VR and AR, where people are able to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions.
The ideal candidate is a full stack developer. You are comfortable developing web UIs, database schemas, and the tools to support them. You understand contemporary software design and engineering practices and you write high quality, robust code. You are motivated by building the tools and infrastructure needed to rapidly define, train, and iterate on new types of machine learning models. You thrive in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary environment, working closely with researchers and data annotators to determine requirements, improve quality, and speed up execution.
At Facebook Reality Labs Pittsburgh, you will join a world-class team exploring optics, haptics, tracking, displays, computer vision, user experience, audio, and perceptual psychology. Every day, you will work alongside expert Research Scientists, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Software Engineers to create the technology that will make VR and AR pervasive and universal.
Join the adventure of a lifetime, as we invent the future and change the world.


  • Develop web client and front end software used by annotators to label images.
  • Automate training of machine learning models on many different types of data.
  • Collaborate with researchers to determine what data to collect and annotate.
  • Support researchers in training new models and automating workflows.
  • Collaborate with annotators to understand usability issues and develop solutions.
  • Collect usage metrics and develop features to decrease annotation time and improve quality.
  • Develop tests and processes to ensure software stability and correctness.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of web development experience (ReactJS/Angular/Vue.js, PHP or similar)
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • Proven track record of shipping software
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging
  • Experience with Linux and command line utilities
  • Collaborator with communication experience across teams of varying knowledge of components

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ReactJS
  • Experience with PHP or Hack
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with data visualization libraries (D3 or similar)
  • Experience with machine learning (PyTorch, TensorFlow or similar)
  • Experience with RPC frameworks (Thrift or similar)
  • Experience with 3D graphics development (WebGL)
  • Experience with C++
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience developing and managing large-scale distributed systems

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