Facebook Product Designer, Intern/Co-op (AML & FAIR) in Menlo Park, California

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:

Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade, our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over 2 billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Come be a part of a team of designers passionate about defining the forefront of AI for Facebook's billion+ users. As a Product Design, Intern within Applied Machine Learning & AI Research, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from working with researchers around the world, collaborating cross functionally with major internal teams, crafting the final pixel perfect expression for our feature showcases or products. Join us on our journey into the unknown, unexplored, and ambiguous, initiatives targeted at hard and meaningful human problems. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills within Facebook AML. You will build on an existing skill-set and passion for human centered design problem solving and help define what it means to drive impact across our world from bytes to atoms within AI experiences.

Required Skills:

  1. Work alongside AML & FAIR scientists and engineers taking broad, conceptual breakthrough ideas and turning them into something human and meaningful for our billion+ users.

  2. Contribute to defining user journeys and interaction patterns for new AI technologies and experiences across core platform, and future hardware.

  3. Design flows and experiences that are incredibly simple, elegant, humanistic.

  4. Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams.

  5. Lead and track cross-functional team design sprints with members outside of the AML organization across Facebook.

  6. Give and solicit feedback from other designers to continually raise our bar for quality, fit and finish.

  7. Partner with design engineers, communication designers, product managers, FAIR scientists, engineers, UX researchers and content strategists to oversee the user experiences of AI from conception until launch (and then some).

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Link to portfolio featuring examples of interaction design work

  2. Professional experience in Hardware, OS & Platforms, IoT & Connected Life Experiences, and related design disciplines (Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Architecture, Game Design, VisualFX, Platform Tool Design)

  3. Recent use and knowledge of Procedural Engines, Game Engines and/or 3D Design tools (e.g., Unreal, Grasshopper, Unity, Houdini, OpenGL / WebGL, 3D modeling / CAD)

  4. Passion for new, emerging technologies such as NUI and sensor exploration.

  5. Willingness to adopt new tools and workflows.

  6. Ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (what we build, not just how it looks)

  7. Proven ability to execute on visual and interaction details

  8. Excellent communication skills - you should be able to clearly articulate your design decisions

  9. Pursuing a BA/BS degree, MA/MS degree, or equivalent in a design related field

  10. Graduation dates of Fall 2018 or anytime in 2019, 2020, or 2021

  11. Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Some experience with front-end programming (you should be able to code up a simple web site and/or an application)

  2. 1 year of CAD / 3D, A/MR, VR design experience preferred

  3. Experience designing for diverse groups of people highly desirable (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility for people with disabilities, etc.).

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.