Facebook VR Systems Engineer, Social VR in Menlo Park, California


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.


As a VR Systems Engineer working within the Social VR Team at Facebook, you’ll drive a team responsible for the foundation systems enabling social virtual reality experiences that will define the future of online social interaction. The ideal candidate is an experienced software engineer with a games industry or other 3D interactive technology background.

Required Skills:

  1. Prioritize application health and performance to influence the wider product engineering team

  2. Implement application runtime systems of high value to the application and team as a whole

  3. Identify problematic areas of existing functionality and tools and architect/implement new systems to replace them

  4. Identify opportunities to share technology across teams

  5. Partner with product visionaries to deliver innovative VR experiences

  6. Evangelize technical solutions, frameworks, and best practices across the team and org

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years work experience as an engineer on games or other 3D interactive products

  2. Experience shipping multiple 3D interactive products across various platforms

  3. Direct experience building products that involve most of the following technologies: Realtime networked interactivity, 3D rendering and shaders, 3D application performance and quality tools and tech, 3D & 2D UI/UX frameworks

  4. Demonstrated experience partnering with internal and external teams to incorporate their innovations and vice versa

  5. C++ and C# programming experience

  6. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Virtual reality experience (Rift, Vive, Gear VR, etc.)

  2. Experience with Windows, Android, and game console programming experience

  3. Unity 3D experience

  4. Thrives in dynamic, fast-paced environments

Industry: Internet

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