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Facebook Research Scientist, AI System Co-Design (PhD) in Seattle, Washington

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking Research Scientists to join our Infrastructure team with expertise in numerical optimization and high-performance computing for ML & AI applications. The role involves working closely with several ranking teams like Ads, Feed, Search, Instagram and a number of other teams at Facebook to optimize and determine bottlenecks in current state-of-the-art Deep Learning algorithms.We build systems that allow billions of people all over the world to connect and communicate using whatever devices they have available. Our researchers and engineers are constant innovators as they design and build next generation, scalable, fast, reliable, and efficient systems. Moreover, fast evolving social apps and highly dynamic social workloads present many unique research opportunities. From distributed systems, to data centers, hardware, storage, mobile and beyond, the entire Facebook platform is our lab for research, development, and innovation.

Required Skills:

  1. Build highly-scalable software systems using a wide variety of languages such as C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, OCAML, and Python.

  2. Adapting machine learning and neural network algorithms and architectures to exploit modern parallel environments (e.g. distributed clusters, multicore SMP, and GPU).

  3. Understand computer architecture to convert algorithmic bottlenecks into specific hardware optimizations.

  4. Analyze the shortcomings of existing systems.

  5. Design and build next generation systems to constantly be at the cutting edge.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field

  2. Research and/or work experience in Algorithms, Architecture, Compilers, Databases, Data Mining, Distributed Systems, Mobile, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Security, Cryptography, or Storage

  3. Knowledge in C++, Java, PHP or Python

  4. Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers

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 accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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