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Research Scientist Facebook
Northridge, CA

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We believe connecting the world is one of the greatest challenges of our generation, and that everyone deserves access to the knowledge, tools and opportunities that come from being connected. Recently we published summarizing our diverse efforts with multiple partners, including academic researchers, using novel approaches to bringing internet connectivity to the nearly 4 billion people currently without broadband. Come join us and help grow a world class research team to support our Connectivity Lab team working on developing new platforms and solutions for connectivity.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success as a leading researcher and be adept at collaboratively evaluating problems from a global level to the nanoscale in a variety of domains that include, but are not limited to; optical, wireless and wireline communications systems and software with a strong emphasis on application of Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI) and efficient use of large data sets across these domains.


* Foster a positive, creative, and collaborative environment, encouraging brainstorming and an openness to try new, unconventional ideas

Lead research to advance the science and technology of complex communications systems and intelligent machines in communications networks, including the semantics of data (images, video, text, audio, speech and other modalities)

Devise better data-driven models to develop, plan, and operate communications networks

Lead and collaborate on research projects with a globally based team of researchers inside and outside of Facebook, including universities and industry partners

Collaborate with Facebook engineering and management teams to set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability using metrics, tools, and processes that regularly assess project progress towards meeting Connectivity Labs goals

Work with Facebook Connectivity engineering, product managers, and our partnership teams to develop path-to-market approaches that transition research to products

Mentor researchers and engineering teams to support Connectivity Lab

Share results internally and externally through means of publications, presentations and blogposts


* Ph.D. with 5+ years of experience, MS with 7+ years of experience, or BS with 10+ years of experience in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field such us architecting, developing, and launching hardware/software projects and/or services

Demonstrated knowledge dissemination through authored publications, international conference presentations or shipped products

ML/AI basics, and systems basics, including the requisite programming experience (python or equivalent, and at least one systems-level programming language: C, C++, Java, Go, Rust, or equivalent)

Experience with data analytics (data collection, storage, cleaning, processing with statistics, visualization, and other data related processes)

Experience working on communication systems in a research and/or development capacity

Technical leadership in leading research efforts with a demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities


* Deep understanding of how culture and team dynamics create exceptional teams

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

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