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Facebook Data Scientist, New Product Experimentation in San Francisco, California


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.


In this role, your primary responsibility will be to support and enable the new products and experiences developed by the New Product Experiences (NPE) team. The NPE team is made up of multiple "founders/single threaded owners" of designers, engineers, and product managers. As a Data Scientist, you would be working across multiple founders, and also collaborating with cross-organizational teams at various parts of Facebook.You will be responsible for creating end-to-end analytics programs, from data sourcing to surfacing insights and driving action, for various aspects of the NPE team. You will also help translate data and work with UX researchers, designers, and research scientists to inform the core questions to investigate new products and experiences. You will be responsible for defining and executing complex data investigation projects; including identifying relevant data from existing sources, proposing new data collection schemes, and analyzing, driving insights and constructing predictive models and algorithms. You will be expected to use data to provide meaningful recommendations and actionable strategies to key stakeholders, and develop best practices, including streamlining of data sources and related programmatic initiatives.The ideal candidate will have a passion for working in an entrepreneurial, white-space environment and with a proactively appropriate team to create impact from the ground up in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you will have a proven track record of thought leadership and impact in developing similar analytics and metrics-based programs.

Required Skills:

  1. Work independently to design, prototype, and implement complex exploratory analyses

  2. Partner with relevant engineering, data science and machine learning teams within Facebook to uncover and analyze data relevant to informing the direction of NPE's future

  3. Plan, and be able to conduct as needed, end-to-end analyses, from data requirement gathering, to data processing and modeling

  4. Effectively communicate insights and recommendations to support decisions on future research directions

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelors/Masters Degree with 4+ years (or PhD with 2+ years) of experience working within an analytical role

  2. Scripting experience with one of these languages (PHP, R, PYTHON)

  3. SQL querying experience

  4. Experience with packages such as NumPy, SciPy, pandas, scikit-learn, dplyr, ggplot2

  5. Data mining/analytics experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 7+ years of experience working in an analytics organization

  2. Experience with distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop/Spark)

  3. Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources

  4. Experience communicating complex product findings in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

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