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Meta Gameplay Engineering Manager, Horizon, Facebook Reality Labs in Helena, Montana


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.


As a Gameplay Engineering Manager, Horizon, working on FRL Experiences organization at Facebook, you’ll manage a team building application features designed to bring people together via mass-social media-centric experiences. The ideal candidate is an experienced software engineer and manager with a background building the consumer experience in “two sided marketplaces” of consumers and performers that include sharing and social features, and excitement at the notion of delivering this value to the new space of VR. Great leaders in this space might find themselves energetically imagining new ways to experience concerts, expos and conventions, and conjure new opportunities to leverage valuable points of intent from FB family of core apps with simple additions. Experience in 3D interactive technologies is plus, or aptitude for learning these technologies.We are seeking an engineering leader for our games team working on VR game mechanics for project Horizon, Facebook’s social VR platform. You will be leading the team that is building gameplay mechanics built to unlock the unique capabilities in VR. These mechanics are used as the building blocks our creators will use to build compelling worlds to share with others to experience together.

Required Skills:

  1. Partner deeply with a team of engineers, product managers and designers to build high quality experiences and architectures that will support a great user journey for AR/VR Media’s customers.

  2. Support and grow engineering team to deliver against product goals.

  3. Define and manage success metrics across teams.

  4. Identify opportunities to share technology across teams/organizations.

  5. Collaborate with other technical and nontechnical teams for success.

  6. Thrives in dynamic, fast-paced environments.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years professional experience as an engineer including hands-on technical team management or leadership.

  2. Shipped at least one game on console, PC or mobile in a leadership role.

  3. Background working on real-time gameplay mechanics or games systems.

  4. Experience shipping products requiring stringent runtime performance practices, such as complex mobile or 3D applications or games.

  5. Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Shipped user-centric products including two-sided marketplace type ecosystems and/or 3D interactive social experiences such as games.

  2. Virtual reality experience (Rift, Quest, Go, Gear VR, Daydream, VIVE, etc.).

  3. Complex real time networking experience.

  4. Exposure to 3D interactive development.

  5. Experience in game engines such as Unity 3D or Unreal.

  6. Video codec/streaming knowledge.

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