Data Science Manager, Instagram Youth

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.


The new generation of kids are growing up as digital natives, and in a post-pandemic world they increasingly rely on online apps for a variety of needs - connecting with friends, being entertained, expressing themselves, etc. So, we want to reimagine the Instagram experience for young kids in a way that it provides a safe space for them to get a first taste of social media and experience its wonders - whether it is to connect with their close friends or to discover and explore their interests & identity.As the Head of Data Science for Instagram Youth, you will be a part of the leadership team responsible for shaping strategy and delivering impact across our worldwide and cross app growth efforts, ecosystem understanding and quality, product and content for Youth products. You will lead and mentor a team of high performing data scientists and shape our product strategy through empirical studies and experimentation. Our ideal candidate is resourceful, bold, analytically rigorous, with experience leading data science teams and a passion for building new products.

Required Skills

  • Maintain a high bar in terms of product thinking and analytical depth for your team through selective hiring and mentorship.
  • Set goals and metrics to guide and prioritize growth product roadmaps.
  • Conduct analytics studies to identify new product opportunities and shape product strategy.
  • Size opportunities to ensure product teams are working on the most impactful projects.
  • Partner and heavily contribute to major analytical and product initiatives as well as influence leadership (VPs & Directors) across the Facebook Family of Apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.).
  • Serve as part of the core leadership team for Instagram Youth with direct accountability for the success and health of this organization.

Minimum Qualification

  • 4+ years of experience in managing other team members in a formal or informal capacity
  • 6+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis at a technology company, consulting, investment banking, or product management including experience with SQL or other programming languages
  • Experience initiating and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Experience communicating and representing results of analysis to senior leadership
  • 6+ years of experience with applied statistics or experimentation (i.e. A/B testing) in an industry setting
  • 4+ years of experience communicating the results of analyses to leadership teams to influence the strategy

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis, experience with packages, such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop).


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