Graphics Architect

at Facebook in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Job Description


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 Reality Labs, or FRL, focuses on delivering Facebook’s vision through Augmented Reality (AR). Compute power requirements of Augmented Reality require custom silicon. Facebook Silicon team is driving the state-of-the-art forward with breakthrough work in computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics, displays, sensors, and new ways to map the human body. Our chips will enable AR devices where our real and virtual world will mix and match throughout the day. We believe the only way to achieve our goals is to look at the entire stack, from transistor, through architecture, to firmware, and algorithms. We are currently seeking a world-class Graphics Architect to support the development of the hardware component of a custom graphics pipeline optimised for AR/VR systems. The successful candidate will be required to design custom ICs/ASICs in close collaboration with the groups developing the algorithms, system software and SoCs.

Required Skills:

1. Collaborate closely with the graphics software architects and the SoC designers to support the realisation of the necessary hardware to enable innovative AR/VR experiences

2. Support all phases of Silicon SoC development from a graphics pipeline perspective – from early definition on through specification, architecture, layout and production

3. Develop algorithms and other technologies for driving current and future head mounted displays under real-time constraints

4. Design, simulate, and test of an ASIC/SoC to realize the graphics pipeline design

5. Design and optimize SRAM designs for performance and low power

6. Work with other groups to produce an FPGA test platform to test, develop and optimize the full system

7. Contribute to execution of our silicon technology/compute roadmap to make beyond state-of-the-art advances in performance, power consumption and form factor

8. Assess and recommend emerging technologies through close partnership with external, industry leading suppliers

9. Employ the scientific method to debug, diagnose and drive the resolution of complex, cross-disciplinary system issues

Minimum Qualifications:

10. 2+ years of experience in digital IC architecture/design supporting real-time graphics or equivalent

11. Experience evaluating architectural tradeoffs in speed, performance, power, area

12. Experience employing scientific methods to debug, diagnose and drive the resolution of complex, cross-disciplinary system issues

13. Capable of dealing with ambiguity with a fast changing consumer electronics field

14. Results oriented, self-motivated, proactive with demonstrated creative & critical thinking

15. MS EE/CS or equivalent in relevant areas

Preferred Qualifications:

16. 4+ years of experience in digital IC architecture/design supporting real-time graphics

17. Experience with GPU hardware architectures or graphics pipeline

18. Experience in building GPU algorithms using machine learning

19. Experience with machine learning

20. Experience in RTL design and verification

21. Experience with SRAM customization and optimization

22. Experience operating autonomously, with only high-level direction

23. Top down high-level-model to HW mapping

24. Knowledge of industry trends and disruptive technologies

25. Experience working with hardware and/or FPGA systems

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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Job Posting: JC190972477

Posted On: Aug 27, 2021

Updated On: Nov 09, 2021