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Meta (formerly known as Facebook)

Research Scientist, Eye Tracking Systems

Computer and Mathematical



Seattle, Washington, United States

At Reality Labs Research (RLR), our goal is to make great consumer virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences that ship in five to ten years. Come work alongside world leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world.We are currently seeking accomplished researchers with experience designing, modeling, and prototyping advanced eye tracking and display systems. We are looking for innovators and systems thinkers that challenge long-standing assumptions to discover true solutions to complex problems.

Required SkillsResearch Scientist, Eye Tracking Systems Responsibilities:
  • Design and build eye tracking systems that tightly integrate with near-eye displays and optics
  • Collaborate closely with a diverse team of computer vision, machine learning, optics, materials science, and mechanical, electrical, and software engineering researchers on all aspects of the system development
  • Research novel sensor architectures that deliver high signal-to-noise with very low power and conspicuity
  • Own the strategy, design, and implementation of prototypes to validate performance in the fastest way possible
  • Develop prototypes ranging from simple bench-top units to complicated wearable platforms incorporating cutting-edge embedded technologies
  • Find the learning in every experiment and effectively share with the broader team
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to develop new sensing technologies from the ground up
  • Expected 50% or more time in the lab
Minumum QualificationMinimum Qualifications:
  • PhD degree in Physics, Optics, Robotics, Electrical Engineering or related STEM field or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years experience working with optical sensing systems
  • 3+ years experience with embedded programming for sensing and control applications
  • 3+ years of experience with signal processing
  • 3+ years of experience with an optical CAD tool (Zemax, Code V, or OSLO)
  • 3+ years of experience with MATLAB, Python, or a similar language for data analysis and processing
Preferred QualificationPreferred Qualifications:
  • PhD degree with 5+ years lab experience, Masters with 10+ years experience or equivalent practical experience
  • 5+ years of systems programming experience
  • 3+ years experience working with calibration and closed loop control of optical systems
  • Deep understanding of camera calibration, ray optics, and/or diffractive optics
  • Background in control theory and/or sensor fusion
  • Experience with SolidWorks or Altium
  • Familiarity with FPGA programming and troubleshooting for real-time processing and control

(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $172,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

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