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Data Scientist

New Grads, Masters and PhDs: Ready to dive in, get to work, and have an immediate impact? We need dynamic people that get excited by big questions and unsolved problems.

Facebook Company: Facebook
Location: Menlo Park, CA
Web: www.facebook.com

Facebook is seeking a Data Scientist to join our Data Science team. Individuals in this role are expected to be comfortable working as a software engineer and a quantitative researcher. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in the study of an online social network, and a passion for identifying and answering questions that help us build the best products.


  • Work closely with a product engineering team to identify and answer important product questions
  • Answer product questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data
  • Communicate findings to product managers and engineers
  • Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources
  • Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments
  • Develop best practices for instrumentation and experimentation and communicate those to product engineering teams
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field
  • Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches
  • Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources
  • A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data
  • A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision
  • Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner
  • Fluency with at least one scripting language such as Python or PHP
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL
  • Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, or SAS
  • Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)
Facebook is meeting graduates at select universities:
Brown, Caltech, Cal, CMU, Colorado, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington, Wisconsin, Waterloo

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