Research Scientist, Graph Science & Statistics (PhD)

Meta Platforms, Inc.
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Job Description

Facebook is looking for researchers and data scientists to join the Graph Science & Statistics (GRASS) group within the Core Data Science team. GRASS is an interdisciplinary team of quantitative scientists that aims to deliver research and innovation to protect the people using our products, improve strategic decision making and provide meaningful product experiences. The team works closely with various product groups throughout Facebook, bringing expertise in modeling, statistical methodology, model evaluation, algorithms, machine learning, exploratory data analysis, and social network analysis. We help these teams better understand how people use their products, and we solve hard problems that will enable these products to better serve and protect their users.

Research Scientist, Graph Science & Statistics (PhD) 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

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in computer science, statistics, economics, sociology or related field
  • Experience in machine learning, deep learning, statistical analysis, or social network analysis
  • Experience in analysis and visualization using off-the-shelf statistical computing software such as R, Python or Julia
  • Experience writing code in any of the following programming languages PHP, Python, Java, C++
  • Experience manipulate and analyze data from various sources, including with distributed computing tools like Hive and Presto
  • Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Company Info.

Meta Platforms, Inc.

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.

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    Advertising,Consumer electronics,Social media Company
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    1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
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