Facebook Lead Firmware Engineer in Redmond, Washington


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As a Lead Firmware Engineer at Facebook Reality Labs (FRL), you will directly contribute, lead, and manage engineering teams developing next-generation platforms for Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). Firmware for AR/VR systems spans multiple target classes, requires deep collaboration across engineering disciplines and the full software stack (from content to RTL), and directly impacts user immersion. You'll contribute and guide delivery of highly performant and reliable firmware across multiple platforms and product lines. The ideal candidate will have deep embedded system technical knowledge along with a focus on building and managing top teams who deliver great consumer products focused on incredible customer experiences. In this lead role you are expected to provide architecture and implementation guidance to Firmware engineers working on various projects, to further recruit, grow and enhance exiting team and to drive and establish good development practices and collaboration.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop firmware for consumer devices requiring wireless and wired communication, haptic devices, audio systems, novel display and sensor systems, sensor fusion, signal processing, power management, circuit monitoring/self-test, and precise synchronization

  2. Collaborate across computer vision, silicon design, user experience, and hardware teams to define embedded system architectures for next generation AR/VR hardware

  3. Lead a team of Firmware developers and provide technical leadership to multiple projects

  4. Provide technical leadership and guidance to your team members and your project peers

  5. Understands and drives implementation of Firmware development good practices across teams and projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

  2. 5+ years managing the technical development of firmware and 5+ years of experience on firmware development

  3. Experience producing production quality, fail-safe firmware for real-time system control

  4. Experience with inter-chip communication such as SPI, I2C, UART, CAN and MIPI

  5. Experience with wireless and wired communication protocols, including USB, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Bluetooth and 802.11

  6. Experience with bare metal and real time multi-threading paradigm

  7. Experience debugging embedded systems where high level debuggers are often unavailable

  8. Experience with oscilloscopes, high speed digital test equipment, logic analyzers, and function generators

  9. Technical leadership experience in C/C++ development targeting ARM micro-controllers and SoCs

  10. Experience in handling priorities and collaborating across an organizational environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Hands-on coding experience with peripherals such as USB, SPI, MIPI CSI/DSI, I2C, UART, GPIO etc.

  2. Protocol implementations such as USB device classes (UVC, UAC, HID)

  3. Experience with embedded DSP and CPU architectures

  4. Experience with EDA design tools and instruction set simulators

  5. Hands-on experience with FPGA and vendor specific hardware evaluation boards

  6. Experience in real-time processing for computer vision and user interaction tasks, high-compute/throughput systems and using simulation and modeling technique to estimate performance and power

Industry: Internet

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