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Core Data Science, PhD University Grad Facebook
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Job Description

Facebook is seeking a Data Scientist to join our Core 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

* Currently has or in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related technical field.



Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.

Experience manipulating and analyzing data from varying sources.

Experience communicating quantitative analysis.

Knowledge with at least one scripting language such as Python or PHP.

Experience with relational databases and SQL.

Knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, MATLAB, or SAS.

Experience working with large data sets.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Experience working with distributed computing tools (MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.).



Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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