Research Scientist

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Facebook is looking for researchers and data scientists to join the Networks & Behavior group within the Core Data Science team. Networks & Behavior is an interdisciplinary team of quantitative scientists that aims to deliver research and innovation to improve existing products and inform and enable the development of new ones. The team works closely with various product groups throughout Facebook, bringing expertise in algorithms, statistical modeling, machine learning, exploratory data analysis, econometrics, marketing and social network analysis. We help teams at Facebook better understand how people use their products, and we solve hard problems that will enable these products to better serve their users. We are looking for someone who is particularly strong with Data Engineering skills and has research interests in social network analysis.
Research Scientist Responsibilities
  • Work with large amounts of data in service of concrete conclusions and actionable insights
  • Communicate complicated technical topics and nuanced insights to diverse audiences
  • Learn new tools and languages quickly as required by the particular project you are working on, with tasks ranging from data processing to production engineering to modeling and machine learning
  • Work both independently and collaboratively with other scientists, engineers, designers, UX researchers, and product managers to accomplish complex tasks that deliver demonstrable value to Facebook's community of over 1.7 billion users Think creatively, proactively, and futuristically to identify new opportunities within Facebook's long term roadmap for data-scientific contributions
Minimum Qualifications
  • MS degree with 5+ years of relevant industry experience in data science or research science, or PhD in computer science, statistics, economics, sociology, quantitative marketing, information science or related field
  • Experience in machine learning, deep learning, statistical analysis, and/or social network analysis
  • Experience in analysis and visualization using off-the-shelf statistical computing software such as R, Python or Julia
  • Experience drafting production code in PHP, Python, C++, or Java
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing data from various sources, including with distributed computing tools like Hive and Presto
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
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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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