Manager, Software Engineering, AR/VR - Portal Communications at Facebook
Menlo Park, CA, US
The AR/VR organization's mission is to give people the tools to feel connected anytime, anywhere. We create new, category-defining consumer hardware and software that are immersive, social, and increase the depth of people's connections. The team is a diverse group of problem solvers, inventors, and proven visionaries who are relentless about transforming everyday occurrences into rich experiences that have the potential to improve the way billions of people live.

The Portal team brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories and that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world.

We are looking for a creative and experienced Engineering Manager to join the Communications team at Portal. You'll bring experience leading highly-technical teams, a strong understanding of media protocols, distributed systems, scalable web services, and bringing cutting-edge products to market. We embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. Software Engineering Managers are clearly characterized by progressive technical experience and demonstrated progression in management responsibility.

Manager, Software Engineering, AR/VR - Portal Communications Responsibilities
  • Manage a team of software engineers that builds the communications stack & experiences for Facebook’s Portal device family.
  • Manage engineers and help them develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional hardware and software engineering teams.
  • Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement.
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams.
  • Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and on-boarding new employees.
  • Build and lead team designing and implementing device and bus drivers that operate efficiently in a constrained environment yet when pressed can efficiently deliver large volumes of data with low-latency and high-bandwidth.
  • Understand software components from multiple partner teams, lead the integration of those components into the unified product code base, and drive their continued development.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 10+ years of experience in managing engineering teams including hiring/termination and performance management.
  • 7+ years of work experience architecting, developing, and launching software products and/or services.
  • 5+ years experience C/C++/Java or comparable language (i.e., JavaScript).
  • Experience shipping consumer products.
  • Proven track record of building and supporting cross-functional teams.
  • Experience supporting, coaching, mentoring, and developing engineers.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in managing managers.
  • Experience with low-latency, bandwidth, streaming hardware devices, e.g. video cameras, graphics cards, etc.
  • Experience developing software for consumer electronics devices.
  • Experience in one or more of the following: Web RTC, Video protocols, Streaming Protocols, Android Kernel/Framework experience, User Space/Core Services, Networking, Storage, Wireless, Security, Graphics, Audio.
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