Facebook Computational Imaging Research Scientist in Redmond, Washington

Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual reality systems. We are currently seeking innovative researchers with a passion for technology to develop next-generation head-mounted display and imaging systems at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is focused on developing computational imaging methods that leverage the co-design of optical elements and image processing algorithms. The position requires a PhD in computer science, optical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or similar, and a strong background in solving inverse problems in imaging.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop next-generation head-mounted display and camera prototypes

  2. Explore the application of computational imaging methods to virtual reality, emphasizing the development of advanced simulations, algorithms, and hardware capabilities

  3. Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team and provide creative leadership on computational display and imaging technologies

  4. Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals

  5. Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field

  2. Graduating with a PhD, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment, by spring 2017

  3. Experience in solving inverse problems in imaging emphasizing modeling, algorithm development, and hardware prototyping

  4. Experience in mathematical optimization, including software libraries and implementation from first principles

    1. Knowledgeable in optical design and modeling methods (e.g., proficiency with Matlab, Zemax, Code V, or similar)

    2. Experience with experimental optics and conducting laboratory work (i.e., demonstrated ability to construct proof-of-concept systems and to evaluate performance)

    3. Proven track record of achieving significant results, including journal publications

    4. Interpersonal skills with cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

    5. Able to begin working during 2017

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 3+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, Mathematica, or similar (additional experience with C/C++, OpenGL/DirectX, and OpenCL/CUDA)

Industry: Internet

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