The Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) organization at Facebook is helping people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented and Virtual reality (AR/VR) products. With global departments dedicated to research and development in computer vision, machine learning, haptics, social interaction, and more, FRL is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. The potential to change the world is immense - and we’re just getting started. Augmented and Virtual reality will transform the way people come together to work and play. By developing new hardware and software products capable of understanding human appearance, movement and expression, we aim to make it possible for people to feel like they are directly in front of each other, despite being separated by vast distances. Our XR People organization in Zurich is focused on research and development of machine perception technologies from early concepts to production level across all of Facebook’s FRL products and surfaces including Oculus products and Family of Apps (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp). We develop core capabilities across a range of product domains including Avatars, AR/VR remote presence / calling, AR Commerce, AR Sharing, and more. In this role you will both manage and partner with groups working across the full spectrum from research to product development supporting multiple product lines. You will oversee technical investment portfolios comprising state-of-the-art computer vision, machine learning and software engineering technology areas spanning object detection, segmentation, tracking, 2D and 3D key point estimation and surface reconstruction, generative methods such as GANs, photorealistic rendering, and more. You will also be responsible for developing longer-term technical and product strategies in collaboration with key partners. Prospective candidates should have sufficient technical depth and breadth in the associated set of technologies to make portfolio management, resourcing and roadmap decisions.
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