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Research Manager - Hearables and Device Research, Audio (RL Research)

Company: Oculus
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Meta, Reality Labs Research (RL Research) brings together a world-class team of researchers and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. And just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. Some of those will advance much faster than others, but they all need to happen to enable AR and VR that are so compelling that they become an integral part of our lives. The audio team within RL Research is looking for an experienced, innovative Research Manager - Hearables and Device Research. You will be growing and leading a new team of dedicated researchers, developers, and engineers with the aim to improve listeners' hearing abilities under challenging conditions. You will operate at the intersection of acoustics, hearing and signal processing algorithms with hardware and software co-design.

Research Manager - Hearables and Device Research, Audio (RL Research) Responsibilities:

  • Build, lead, and nurture a team of Hearables and Device Researchers by supporting their career growth, well-being, and productivity
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across scientific and engineering disciplines and ensure the team is aligned on a well-defined research direction and goals
  • Transform technology requirements to research goals for discrete technologies, including productization, maturation, optimization, implementation under limited compute requirements
  • Deliver research goals against the team's roadmap, ensure execution against the goals and timelines
  • Communicate strategy and project objectives with the team
  • Collaborate with and support other research scientists and engineers within the audio team and the larger Reality Labs Research organization
  • Contribute to research collaborations with external academic groups to advance our research goals

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Leadership experience driving innovative high risk, high reward projects, including managing a larger team.
    • M.S. or Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years of experience leading teams in scientific/engineering product development.
    • Proven track record of managing research and technology transfer in an industrial setting.

      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Experience in hearables research and development
      • PhD in Experimental Psychology, Audio, Acoustics, Machine Learning, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Perception or a related field
      • Familiarity/knowledge of Ergonomics
      • Experience with audio signal processing applied to speech enhancement
      • Experience with auditory perception, hearing sciences, machine learning, or research in microphone-array audio capture
      • Proven track record of achieving significant results and innovation as demonstrated by first-authored publications and/or patents
      • Demonstrated leadership experience in developing hardware and software technologies into research or consumer products in time bound and multi-partner initiatives

        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

Keywords: Oculus, Redmond , Research Manager - Hearables and Device Research, Audio (RL Research), Executive , Redmond, Washington

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