Software Engineer, Core Systems

Facebook - Seattle, WA

Posted: 11/13/2019

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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.


The Oculus team at Facebook builds the VR hardware and platform to let you experience anything, anywhere, with anyone. Additionally, Facebook has teams dedicated to building social experiences in VR that make it easier to spend time with your friends, wherever they are. Virtual realitys potential to connect the world is immenseand were just getting started. Oculus Research is driving the state of the art forward with breakthrough work in computer vision, advanced optics, eye tracking, mixed reality, and new ways to map the human body. Oculus is a world leader in the design of virtual and augmented reality systems. Come work alongside expert software engineers and research scientists to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. As a software engineer on the Oculus Core OS team, you will be a key contributor to developing the first generations of standalone VR headsets and providing Oculus' customers the first purpose-built devices to experience anything, anywhere, with anyone. You will collaborate with engineers and product managers across Oculus, Facebook, and partner companies to identify and solve a diverse set of technical challenges across the full technology stack: hardware, firmware, kernel, frameworks and applications. You will have the opportunity to define the total user experience for a brand-new category of computing systems.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop core operating system boot, kernel and service frameworks for standalone VR headsets

  2. Partner with vision, EE and hardware engineers to build the most comfortable VR tracking and input technologies

  3. Collaborate with user experience engineers and PMs to translate OS interface motifs from 2D to VR

  4. Implement the infrastructure needed to support a family of standalone VR products

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS degree in computer science or related field

  2. 2+ years of programming experience in C++ / C

  3. 2+ years experience in the following: device driver development or embedded systems, or operating systems

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in native systems development

  2. Experience with manufacturing and provisioning processes for mobile devices

  3. Experience developing HAL and device drivers for embedded Linux or Android

  4. Experience performing hardware bring-up

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

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