Software Engineer, Realtime Engine Technology – Reality Labs

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Reality Labs at Meta is building products that make it easier for people to connect with the ones they love most, enjoy top-notch, wire-free MR, and push the future of computing platforms. We are a team of world-class experts developing and shipping products at the intersection of hardware, software and content.As a Realtime Engine Technology engineer at Meta, you can help build new, innovative hardware and software that radically redefine the way people work, play and connect. What we build today could one day be the norm. So to be here today is to truly be at the heart of change and the frontier of what’s to come. We’re the people helping to define the metaverse. We may not have all the answers. But together, we’re getting closer.

Software Engineer, Realtime Engine Technology – Reality Labs Responsibilities:

  • Architect efficient and reusable systems that drive complex realtime interactive software
  • Build technologies that empower developers to create compelling experiences
  • Optimize and debug real-time systems to ensure smooth performance
  • Influence design, drive engineering implementation and enhance the quality of new and existing technology
  • Lead collaboration with multi-functional teams to achieve successful product outcomes
  • Utilize your specialized expertise to mentor, educate and up level engineers you collaborate with across teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7+ years experience as an engineer developing features within 3D real-time interactive products
  • 7+ years experience with systems programming languages such as C++, Rust, or similar languages
  • Proven problem-solving skills and experience working independently and collaboratively
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building engine-level systems for 3D real-time interactive engines ( Unity 3D, Unreal, Frostbite, or other/proprietary )
  • Experience building for virtual reality (Rift, Quest, VIVE, Valve Index, etc.) or mixed/augmented reality (HoloLens, Magic Leap, ARKit, ARCore etc.)
  • Experience developing SDKs or shared technology that balances the needs of multiple shipping products
  • Experience with performance optimization of real-time applications (CPU, GPU, Memory, etc. )
  • Deep understanding of one or more real-time engine components ( Rendering, Collision, Physics, Input Processing, Audio, Animation, Networking, etc.)
  • Strong understanding of 3D math, linear algebra and physics

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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