Facebook Audio Algorithm Engineer, Building 8 in Menlo Park, California


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.


Building 8 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 that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The B8 team will apply DARPA-style breakthrough development at the intersection of ambitious science and product development. It will operate on aggressive, fixed timelines, with extensive use of partnerships in universities, small and large businesses.

The Product Launch Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs and delivering them to market at scale. Building 8 seeks an Audio Algorithm Engineer who has experience in in evaluating and developing audio algorithms for productization of complex consumer electronic devices. This is a full-time position based in our Menlo Park office.

Required Skills:

  1. Define, design, develop and debug real-time audio system software for forward looking products and user experiences

  2. Learn constantly, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies

  3. Identify, evaluate and drive third party algorithm vendors

  4. Generate novel, innovative solutions to some of the toughest problems in audio

  5. Familiarity with various DSP platforms and the trade-offs of embedded implementations

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

  2. Knowledge of how end-to-end audio systems work including transducers, audio ICs, acoustics, embedded DSPs, etc.

  3. 10+ years experience creating real-time audio algorithms

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent

  2. Experience in Acoustics and Consumer Audio EE Architecture

  3. Shipped millions of embedded audio DSP products

  4. Experience with porting and optimizing C code to a target platform

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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.