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Data Scientist, Analytics - Video Search


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 mission of the Video org is to "Build The World’s Social Video Destination". Video is one of the fastest growing products at FB. Watch, Video’s main product, was launched globally in 2018, and currently over 1.25B people use it every month. We want Watch to be known as the primary destination for timely and highly personalized content that helps people be in the know and be effortlessly entertained. We’re looking for a seasoned Data Scientist to help answer some of the most fundamental questions in Video Search and to help shape the future of Video products at Facebook. 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. The ideal candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with large data sets preferably in Search, and knows how to work with many partners and stakeholders. 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:**

1. 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

2. Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities

3. Inform, influence, support, and execute product decisions and product launches

4. Own the data-driven insights for the Video Search

5. Apply statistical techniques to understand how search can maximize value for users and partners as well as the trade-offs

6. Work with members of the team and multiple partners to surface strategic issues and overall direction to product group leadership

7. Effectively communicate results and insights to the product team and company leadership

**Minimum Qualifications:**

8. Bachelors/Masters Degree with 4+ years (or PhD with 2+ years) of experience working within an analytical role

9. Analytical skills and knowledge of statistical methods

10. Experience influencing product strategy through data-centric presentations (to product, business, and other stakeholders)

11. Experience extracting and manipulating large datasets

12. Proven experience influencing cross-functional partners and work across teams

13. Proven experience in experimentation including A/B testing within networks

14. Experience in SQL or other programming languages

**Preferred Qualifications:**

15. 7+ years of experience working in an analytics organization

**Industry:** Internet

**Equal Opportunity:** Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

Data Scientist, Analytics - Video Search

Full time
Cheyenne, WY

Published on 04/17/2021

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