Software Engineer, Video/Multimedia (Reality Labs)

Software Engineer, Video/Multimedia (Reality Labs)

31 Jan 2021
Washington, Seattle-tacoma, 98127 Seattle-tacoma USA

Software Engineer, Video/Multimedia (Reality Labs)

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The Reality Labs team at Facebook is helping people around the world come together and connect through world-class Augmented and Virtual Reality hardware and software. We are developing the future of AR and VR, bringing products to consumers that transform entertainment and social experiences. The potential of AR/VR to connect the world is immense-and we're just getting started. With global departments dedicated to AR/VR research, computer vision, haptics, social interaction, and more, AR/VR is committed to driving the state of the art forward through relentless innovation. Our teams explore, develop, and deliver new cutting-edge technologies that serve as the foundation of current and future AR/VR products.

  • Building multimedia processing pipelines, including container parsing, format support, codecs, media capture, audio/video synchronization, real-time communication, validation and tuning.
  • Enabling hardware accelerated video processing, drivers for hardware accelerated codec blocks, buffer sharing and synchronization with GPU and display.
  • Optimizing and improving video codec efficiency, encode rate control, speed, video, pre/post-processing and error resilience.
  • Debugging and diagnosing quality of end-to-end video experience on lossy network in real-time communication scenarios.


  • Understanding of the client multimedia stack, including containers, codecs, and AV synchronization.
  • Experience with video codec standards like H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP8/VP9.
  • Experience with software codecs (OpenH264/x264/x265/libvpx).
  • Experience with drafting or modifying video encoders.


  • Experience in WebRTC, building FFmpeg filters and FFmpeg APIs.


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.

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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