Librarian IV

Librarian IV

Job Title: Librarian IV [ 34477]Req:34477-1Type: W2 ContractDuration: 12 Months with possible conversionClient: Social Media LeaderLocation: Redmond WA*Must be authorized to work in the United States* Summary: Librarian / Technical WriterThe Meta Reality Labs (RL) Research Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. Just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect. We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, and perception science, and true telepresence. In particular, the RL Research Audio team is focused on two goals; creating virtual sounds that are perceptually indistinguishable from reality, and redefining human hearing. See more about our work here. (https://tech.fb.com/inside-facebook-reality-labs-research-the-future-of-audio/) These two initiatives will allow us to connect people by allowing them to feel together despite being physically apart and allow them to converse in even the most difficult listening environments. We are seeking a contract *librarian / technical writer* to help us advance an ambitious research project aiming to develop technologies that will augment human capabilities and enable effortless communication in acoustically challenging environments. We are accepting applications from individuals with a mix of information organization and technical writing skills to help our team organize and maintain existing and new documentation, as well as help to improve the quality of technical writing and documentation produced by the team.DutiesInformation ArchitectureOrganize and maintain our wiki, so it is easy and intuitive to find information about our team (e.g., organization structure, mission, goals, onboarding information, best practices).Organize and maintain our document repositories, including optimization of searchability and discoverability of existing and new materials.Guide the team towards correct use of documentation organization and tagging standards.Technical writing/editingCreate and maintain document templates and internal writing guides and standards.Create new documents or edit existing documents based on requirements provided by team members.Assist team members with writing, editing, and curation of written materials (e.g., research papers, strategic goal documents, research roadmaps, etc.), revising and copyediting papers as necessary for their intended use and audience.ResearchSelect, acquire, and catalog research materials and information; assist researchers in locating and utilizing materials relevant to their research.Find and summarize research papers, pulling references, and building and organizing a catalogue of purchased research papers.Develop annotated bibliographies of known seminal works, researching and documenting relationships between published papers and their authors and tracing sources and influences of published works.Maintain the document development and submission pipeline for publications including creation of schedules and deadlines.Maintain and prioritize work request backlog in coordination with assignment manager.SkillsStrong verbal and written communication skills, problem-solving skills, customer service, and interpersonal skills.Ability to work independently and manage one’s timeBasic mentoring skills are necessary to provide writing support and constructive feedback to team membersInformation ArchitectureTechnical writingEditing technical papersResearching and cataloging research papersTools: Wiki, Google Docs, QuipEducationBA in English or BA/BS in scientific field    

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