Facebook Infrastructure Data Scientist, Intern in Menlo Park, California


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 runs one of the most advanced and innovative operations on the planet. We are looking for a self-motivated individual to apply data analysis techniques to help make better decisions and solve hard problems. The person will work on diverse issues such as financial modeling of alternative technologies, product diffusion, forecasting, optimization, performance measurement, pricing and other ad-hoc data driven analyses. This position is based in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Comfortable building simple models and data manipulation, dealing with datasets, graphing plots, and deriving conclusions from data

  2. Must like technology and be willing to learn about the next generation hardware and software technologies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Pursuing a BS, MS or PhD degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Social Science, Mathematics, or Interdisciplinary programs including the above disciplines

  2. Proficient in SQL and at least one programming language (PHP,Python,Perl, C, C++, Java)

  3. Basic understanding of statistics and optimization techniques.

  4. Hands-on experience with medium to large datasets (i.e. data extraction, cleaning, analysis and presentation).

  5. Basic experience with packages such as NumPy, SciPy, pandas, scikit-learn, dplyr, ggplot2

  6. Proven ability to solve problems in nonstandard and innovative ways 

  7. Excellent communication skills

  8. Ability to obtain and maintain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Facebook is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also 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 or you may call us at 1+650-308-7837.