Facebook Research Scientist, VR Audio 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 push the state-of-the-art for VR audio at our research location in Redmond, WA. This role is focused on developing advanced audio techniques that leverage the benefits of real-world measurements and simulation algorithms. The position requires a PhD in audio engineering and signal processing, acoustics, electrical engineering, computer science or similar, and a strong background in solving hard problems in audio.
Develop next-generation VR audio technology
Explore the application of computational acoustic methods to virtual reality audio, emphasizing the development of advanced simulations, algorithms, and measurement capabilities
Collaborate with the larger Oculus Research team to develop experiments and concepts that advance the entire project
Transfer research technologies to the product team
Mentor MS/PhD interns and collaborate with external academic groups to advance our research goals
Publish research results in top-tier journals and at leading international conferences
PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of audio engineering and signal processing, acoustics, electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field
5+ years experience with working on audio-focused simulations, algorithm development, and measurement prototyping
3+ years experience in mathematical optimization, including software libraries and implementation from first principles
3+ years experience in acoustic simulation and modeling techniques
Demonstrated ability to construct audio-specific proof-of-concept systems performance evaluations
5+ years experience with scientific programming languages such as C, C++, Matlab, Python, or similar
Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
Able to obtain work authorization in the US beginning in 2017
Experience with virtual reality research
Proven track record of achieving academic results, including papers at conferences such as SIGGRAPH, IEEE VR, etc. or top journals such as TOG, JASA, etc.
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