Facebook Quantitative Researcher, R&D in Menlo Park, California

Intro:
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Summary:
The Marketing Science R&D team is responsible for enabling advertisers to accurately measure the impact of paid media. In service of this goal, the team develops methodologies, partners with our product and engineering teams to establish measurement systems, and prototypes new approaches to increase the efficiency of ad spend on our platform. We also form partnerships with measurement companies to advance our goals. 

Facebook seeks a causal inference expert to help build world-class cross-publisher and cross-channel measurement solutions. These efforts are instrumental for shifting the industry and marketers to evaluate their initiatives based on true business value, and to shape Facebook’s ads product strategy with insights gained from these new platforms.

The ideal candidate will not only have a strong technical background, but also prior cross-publisher measurement experience. This position is full-time and based in either Menlo Park, California.

Required Skills:

  1. Drive technical development and project management of cross-publisher and cross-channel measurement initiatives.

  2. Assess the validity and rigor of new data sources and approaches, establishing scalable frameworks for ongoing evaluation as appropriate.

  3. Build cross functional relationships with Product, Analytics, Engineering and Marketing Science leads to solve problems, identify opportunities for impact, and shape long-term product roadmaps with a balance of technical rigor and strategic considerations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s or PhD in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Economics or Political Methodology.

  2. 2+ years of hands-on research experience with empirical problems in the social or biomedical sciences, or in the Internet industry

  3. Experience with SQL, R and at least one of the following: PHP, JavaScript or Python

  4. Experience using machine learning with (GB/TB) datasets

  5. Experience with causal inference, including leveraging observational data and addressing challenges from missing data

  6. Analytical and research design skills

Industry: Internet

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