Data Scientist, Business Interfaces

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.


We're looking for Data Scientists to work on our business products (ex. Ads Manager, Facebook Business Suite, Small Business tools) to help shape the future of what we build at Facebook. You will support the two hundred million businesses, including ten million advertisers, who depend on us for their livelihoods. You will create the tools that power Facebook's core revenue streams, including new business models, that are used by businesses, big and small, all around the world. You will enjoy working with one of the richest data sets in the world, cutting edge technology, and the ability to see your insights turned into real products on a regular basis. You should have a background in a quantitative or technical field, experience working with large data sets, and experience in data-driven decision making. You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using analytics to drive the understanding, growth, and success of a product.

Required Skills

  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with both our consumer and business products
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities
  • Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions and product launches
  • The Data Scientist Analytics role has work across the following four areas:
  • Product Operations: Forecasting and setting product team goals, designing and evaluating experiments, monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics, building and analyzing dashboards and reports, building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis, and evaluating and defining metrics
  • Exploratory Analysis: Proposing what to build in the next roadmap, Understanding ecosystems, user behaviors, and long-term trends, Identifying new levers to help move key metrics, Building models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems
  • Product Leadership: Influencing product teams through presentation of data-based recommendations, Communicating state of business, experiment results, etc. to product teams, Spreading best practices to analytics and product teams, Leading cross-functionally on defining and executing on analyses, including across other data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, user researchers, and others
  • Data Infrastructure: working in Hadoop and Hive primarily, sometimes MySQL, Oracle, and Vertica, and automating analyses and authoring pipelines via SQL and Python based ETL framework

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors/Masters Degree with 2+ years of experience in the following areas:
  • Experience with applied statistics, including causal inference and experimentation (i.e. A/B testing) in an industry setting, especially for complex multi-sided ecosystems and/or low sample size environments
  • Experience doing complex quantitative analysis and working with distributed (i.e. Hive, Hadoop or similar databases) or highly complex dataset
  • Development experience in any scripting language (PHP, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • 1+ years of experience with exploratory analysis and market sizing to inform development of new product strategy
  • 1+ years of experience communicating the results of analyses and aligning cross-functional teams to influence the strategy
  • 1+ years of experience providing analytical support in 1+ of these backgrounds: B2B/Enterprise companies, Advertising Technology/Digital Advertising, Financial Technology, Platforms/Marketplaces, Front-end tools for business customers, Quantitative Consulting
  • 1+ years of experience in one or more of these types of analytics: Back-end quality/Performance & Reliability, Risk & Integrity, Infrastructure system design, Marketing Analytics

Preferred Qualification

  • 4+ years of experience in all the above minimums


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