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Director, Silicon Accelerators

Company: Facebook
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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 (FRL) focuses on connecting people through Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). The compute performance and power efficiency requirements of these products require custom silicon. The Facebook Agile Silicon Team (FAST) is driving the state-of- the-art forward with breakthroughs in computer vision, machine learning, mixed reality, graphics, displays, sensors, and new ways to map the human body. We believe the only way to achieve our goals is to look at the entire stack, from transistor, through architecture, to firmware, and algorithms.

Facebook is looking for a Director of Silicon Accelerators for our consumer silicon team with excellent technical, communication and people management skills.

You will oversee teams of exceptionally talented silicon engineers building our unique Graphics, Computer Vision & Imaging, and Audio technologies. The role requires you to be an expert in one of chip design or accelerator design, and how to make them usable by software. You will work with each team to articulate a vision and a strategy for the team, and build a collaborative relationship with peers working in related domains across the company. You must become a trusted, strategic partner to stakeholders by communicating by delivering insights that lead to demonstrable product value.

**Required Skills:**

1. Lead teams working on accelerating FRL's workloads, vertically and holistically looking at the problem from algorithm to transistor. Including architecture, digital-design and verification, and physical design

2. Develop a vision and strategy for delivering IPs across our family of consumer products

3. Work with cross-functional leads, including product managers, systems architects, researchers, and software architects, to develop a steady stream of industry leading accelerators aimed at the most impactful use cases

4. Recruit top talent

**Minimum Qualifications:**

5. MS in EE/CS or equivalent

6. 10+ years of experience in architecture or implementation of domain specific accelerators

7. Track record of successfully delivering SoC's or accelerator IP's into mass production

8. Track record of leadership (manager of managers, demonstrated experience scaling up your team, working across large organizations)

**Preferred Qualifications:**

9. PhD in EE/CS or equivalent

10. Successful track record of deploying novel low power architectures in high volume consumer electronics

11. Track record of building and leading large (100+) multi-site organizations

**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

Keywords: Facebook, Sunnyvale , Director, Silicon Accelerators, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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