Research Scientist

Research Scientist
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Seattle, WA
Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta), formerly known as Facebook Inc., builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps and services like Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Novi further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. To apply, click “Apply to Job” online on this web page.
Research Scientist Responsibilities
  • Research, design, and develop new optimization algorithms and techniques to improve the efficiency and performance of Facebook’s platforms.
  • Design and implement large-scale distributed software systems to serve large numbers of complex requests simultaneously and without failure. Utilize technical research background, train new ranking models, and run experiments.
  • Create tools for migrating large bodies of user data across systems for new products, scalability efforts, and development of new core infrastructure.
  • Use machine learning, statistics, or other data techniques to build algorithms. Suggest, collect, and synthesize system requirements from stakeholders and create effective feature roadmaps.
  • Analyze and resolve computer challenges from a system engineering standpoint.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related field and 12 months of experience in the job offered or in a related occupation. Experience must include 12 months involving the following:
  • Algorithms, data structures, or systems software
  • Solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Gathering, manipulating, or analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • Communicating complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Java, C++, Perl, PHP
  • Python
  • Optimizing query processing in complex database management systems through dynamic program specialization with domain-specific invariants
  • Optimizing data analysis script interpretations through interpreter specialization with domain-specific invariants
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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