**Intro:** 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.**Summary:** Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL-R) brings together a world-class team of diverse and highly interdisciplinary researchers, hardware and software developers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. Our team is building optical software simulation technology that will power the AR/VR experiments of the future.In this role, you'll foster our scientific explorations and generate viable paths to the consumer products that will connect people in meaningful ways for decades to come. You'll work closely with research scientists and backend infrastructure specialists to build and deploy technology for prototyping and experimentation.Our team is comfortable with ambiguity, nurtures a sense of ownership, and enjoys an honest and considerate environment. We invite you to step into the adventure of a lifetime with us as we make science fiction real and change the world.**Required Skills:** 1. Integrate, debug, and test various research technologies for evaluating cutting-edge AR/VR lenses and related optics, such as optical simulators2. Collaborate in a diverse team environment with research scientists and software engineers to bridge the gap between research needs and Facebook technologies, such as deploying optical simulations to compute clusters. Help make informed architectural tradeoffs and rapidly deliver software solutions3. Work side by side with research scientists to understand their software tool pain points, prioritize solutions and create the systems and tools that turbocharge their work4. Coordinate with infrastructure and tools teams across Facebook to evaluate and integrate with internal systems5. Create robust interfaces, tools and data pipelines that allow research scientists to rapidly investigate different optical approaches6. Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, understand priorities and fulfill project needs efficiently7. Learn constantly, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving**Minimum Qualifications:** 8. BS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience9. 5+ years Python experience10. 3+ years C/C++ experience, including C+ (and up) features and principles**Preferred Qualifications:** 11. Experience deploying solutions to compute infrastructure such as AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform12. Experience in web programming13. Experience in virtualization and software containerization (e.g., VMWare, Docker)14. Experience with Optical Science15. Experience with image processing16. Experience with Facebook infrastructure systems**Industry:** Internet**Equal Opportunity:** Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at .