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Facebook Research Data Scientist (University Grad) in Boston, Massachusetts


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.


The Infrastructure Data Science and Engineering group uses statistical and machine learning techniques to support Meta’s infrastructure to enable the continued growth in Meta’s apps and products. We partner with engineering teams supporting Meta’s infrastructure, focusing on strategic initiatives that make our infrastructure more efficient, reliable, and scalable. We are full-stack data scientists, responsible for bringing analytical rigor to solving business and technical problems at Meta-scale. We analyze data, design experiments, build models and communicate our results, fostering a culture of data-driven decision making. We are also team players who believe that diverse strengths and perspectives create synergy and maximize our impact. We form close partnerships with engineering teams and deliver results that have direct impact on Meta’s mission and products. Ideal candidates are passionate about Meta’s mission and products, possess strong analytical aptitude and coding ability, have excellent collaborative and communication skills, and have hands-on experience working on projects using predictive modeling, pattern mining, optimization, and other quantitative methods.

Required Skills:

  1. Identify appropriate quantitative methods and build relevant data sets to address challenges across different domains in Meta’s infrastructure.

  2. Develop statistical and machine learning solutions end-to-end through the full life cycle of prototyping, testing, evaluating, deploying and maintaining them at Meta scale.

  3. Develop measurement solutions and experimentation frameworks to ensure effective data-driven decision making.

  4. Form close collaborative relationships with other data scientists and engineering partners and contribute to team projects through model development and analyses.

  5. Communicate project results and recommendations to stakeholders and cross-functional partners.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Engineering, Operations Research, and other related technical fields.

  2. Experience applying statistical and machine learning techniques such as hypothesis testing, time series analysis, classification, regression, and clustering to real-world data sets.

  3. Experience performing data extraction, manipulation, and visualization using programming languages (e.g., Python), scientific computing languages (e.g., R, MATLAB), or SQL.

  4. Experience with at least one programming language (e.g., Python, Java, C++).

  5. Experience with scientific computing and analysis packages such as NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Scikit-learn, dplyr, caret.

  6. Experience with data visualization libraries such as Matplotlib, Pyplot, seaborn, ggplot2.

  7. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working on applied research projects using statistical and machine learning techniques on large data sets.

  2. Experience working with distributed computing tools such as Hadoop, Hive, and Spark.

  3. Proficiency in data structures and algorithms.

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