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Core Data Science Intern (PhD)
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Facebook | New York, NY
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Job Description

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. Facebook is seeking a Data Science Intern to join our 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.


* 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

Develop best practices for instrumentation and experimentation and communicate those to product engineering teams


* Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in CS or related technical field

Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

Comfort manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources

A strong passion for empirical research and for answering hard questions with data

A flexible analytic approach that allows for results at varying levels of precision

Ability to communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

Fluency with at least one scripting language such as Python or PHP

Familiarity with relational databases and SQL

Expert knowledge of an analysis tool such as R, Matlab, or SAS

Experience working with large data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools a plus (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)

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

Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the internship/co-op


* Intent to return to full-time degree program after completion of the internship

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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