Rarefied talent in data science, data technology, and analytics

Data Scientist, Business Analytics


Job Description

While stuck in traffic do you ever wonder how many man hours are wasted per year and ideate on solutions big and small on how you solve this problem? Or when watching a movie in a half empty theater wonder how this is impacting broad trends in the industry and what new strategies could change that industry? Then look no further, Facebook has one of the largest and richest datasets in the world, some of the most powerful and sophisticated computing systems on hand to analyze it, and a team of data-driven individuals leveraging those assets to build a better product and a better business to answer some of the most interesting questions for mankind. To make this even better we need you! 

We start by asking the right questions. We then formulate and translate these questions into structured analysis that involves large sets of data. Examples of analysis include identifying user behavioral patterns, rapidly developing solutions to arrest fraud attacks, optimizing business cost, understanding advertiser churn etc. We strive to provide high-quality data analysis and analytical solutions that will have major impact on the Facebook business. 

We are looking for a data scientist who will strongly influence the business decisions by developing and institutionalizing a data-driven analysis culture. The data scientist’s primary role will be to identify high-impact business problems and opportunities, develop viable solutions through data analysis and modeling. The analyst will work closely with teams across the company including Engineering, Product, Monetization, and Operations. This position is full-time and located in our Menlo Park office.


  • Perform large-scale data analysis and develop effective statistical models for segmentation, classification, optimization, time series, etc.

  • Design and implement reporting dashboards that track key business metrics and provide actionable insights

  • Identify actionable insights, suggest recommendations and influence the direction of the business by effectively communicating results to cross functional groups

  • Build life time value and Machine Learning models

  • Suggest improvements in the tools and techniques to help scale the team


  • BS degree in a quantitative discipline (applied mathematics, statistics, computer science, operations research, or related field) from a leading academic institution. New/recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Advanced degrees preferred.

  • MBA or Management consulting experience preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience in solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches (or equivalent)

  • Strong Programmer – in any lower level language like C.

  • A passion for problem-solving, comfort with ambiguity, and creativity.

  • Demonstrated success presenting complex research data (qualitative and quantitative) in a clear and compelling manner that inspires action

  • Experience utilizing both qualitative analysis (e.g., content analysis, phenomenology, hypothesis testing) and quantitative analysis techniques (e.g., clustering, regression, pattern recognition, descriptive and inferential statistics)

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment and drive change, and collaborate effectively with a variety of individuals and organizations

  • Active Facebook user

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Job Location
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time