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Information Services
Software Engineer, Specialized Machine Learning (PhD)
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Facebook | Boston, MA
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Job Description

At Facebook, we use machine learning/AI technology across a diverse set of applications to help people discover better content more quickly, and to connect with the things that matter most to them. In order to meet the demands of our scale, we approach machine learning challenges from a system engineering standpoint, pushing the boundaries of scalable computing and tying together numerous complex platforms to build models that leverage trillions of actions. We carry out applied research in ML/AI to design, develop, and deploy state of the art algorithms to the rest of Facebook.


* Develop highly scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning and neural network methodologies.

Suggest, collect and synthesize requirements and create effective feature roadmap.

Code deliverables in tandem with the engineering team.

Adapt standard machine learning methods to best exploit modern parallel environments (e.g. distributed clusters, multicore SMP, and GPU).

Perform specific responsibilities which vary by team.


* Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Machine Learning/AI, or similar.

Research and/or work experience in machine learning, NLP, speech, reinforcement learning, deep learning, recommendation systems, pattern recognition, signal processing, data mining, artificial intelligence, information retrieval or computer vision.

Knowledge in Java or C++, Perl, PHP or Python.

Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub).

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

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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