Posted 27 days ago
Facebook Reality Labs Research (FRL-R) brings together a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. The FRL-R Tools & Infra team bridges the gap between the needs of scientists and our existing Facebook toolsets and backend infrastructure. The team’s mission is to turbocharge the software engineers and research scientists building the AR/VR technology of the future.
Our team cultivates an honest and considerate environment where self-motivated individuals thrive. We encourage a strong sense of ownership and embrace the ambiguity that comes with working on the frontiers of research. As a Software Engineering Manager for Tools & Infra, you will support your team members and help them realize their goals and aspirations. You will hire diverse talent and grow the team. You will build partnerships and trust with many other teams across Facebook.
Together, let’s step into the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world.

Software Engineering Manager, Tools & Infra, FRL Research Responsibilities:
  • Work in concert with research software engineers to understand their software tool pain points, prioritize solutions and create the systems and tools that improve their workflows and turbocharge the research.
  • Coordinate with a large set of internal infrastructure and tool teams across the lab and across Facebook to evaluate and integrate with existing systems.
  • Create career development plans and manage the performance of software engineers working on tools and infrastructure.
  • Build, nurture and lead a healthy team by providing guidance, mentorship and support to software engineers.
  • Perform architectural, design and code reviews that improve software engineering and enable more efficient and effective research.
  • Build a community of researchers and developers by sharing software engineering best practices, tips and techniques.
  • Collaborate in a diverse team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience creating tools used by other software professionals, such as compilers, version control systems, build systems, continuous integration tools, code editors or linters.
  • 5+ years experience managing software engineers.
  • 3+ years experience administering, extending, integrating and maintaining version control systems, build systems or continuous integration systems.
  • 3+ years experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and bringing people together to create solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Windows or Linux system administration.
  • Experience shipping one or more products on large code bases that span a range of platforms and tools.
  • Experience with one or more high level languages such as Python, JavaScript, Perl, Bash or PowerShell.
  • C/C++ experience, including C++11 (and up) features and principles.
  • Experience in game engines such as Unreal or Unity.
  • Familiarity with machine learning libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow or cuDNN.

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
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Software Engineering Manager, Tools & Infra, FRL Research