Facebook Data Scientist, Compliance, Security, and Investigations OpTech Team 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.


The Compliance, Security, and Investigations (CSI) Operations, Partnerships, and Tech Team assists other legal teams by providing deep technical solutions to highly complex and real world impacting problems. We manage the systems that power law enforcement response, transparency reporting, and other front-line outreach and compliance functions. Our group is looking for an experienced data scientist with a focus in operations and a natural curiosity for internal systems. As our primary data emissary, you'll be working on reporting and using data to forecast, build insights, and draw correlations between our external and internal products. You will also be expected to see beyond just the raw data to understand our users' behaviors and interactions, and to explain those behaviors to stakeholders. In this role, you will see a direct link between your work, company growth, and user satisfaction. You will be working with some of the brightest minds in the industry, and you'll get an opportunity to solve some of the most challenging business problems on the web and mobile Internet, at a scale that few companies can match.

Required Skills:

  1. Apply expertise in statistics, machine learning, and data exploration and analysis in leveraging internal operations data to solve critical problems for multiple legal teams

  2. Contribute directly to internal reporting and other data visualizations that are used by leadership who need to know the state of the business

  3. Work on a team of data analysts, scientists, and engineers responsible for internal reporting, ad-hoc data analysis, and data pipelines and warehouses

  4. Build cross-functional relationships with Data Scientists, Product Managers, and Software Engineers, and leverage expertise in data science to influence these partners

  5. Drive data quality and integrity across multiple verticals and related business areas

  6. Educate partners, stakeholders, and leadership on results of data investigation related to user behavior and long- term trends

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or a related quantitative field

  2. 6+ years experience analyzing data stored in various DBMS (MySQL, Oracle) or in Hive

  3. 2+ years software engineering experience

  4. Experience with statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, regression) and experimental design

  5. Experience with data visualization tools

  6. Software development experience in Python or other scripting languages (PHP, Perl)

  7. Experience in applying machine learning algorithms to solve real-world business problems

  8. Experience in communicating data-driven insights to front-line and leadership teams

  9. Experience initiating projects starting with data exploration and driving said projects to completion

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Advanced degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, or a related quantitative field

  2. Ability to obtain and retain a government clearance

  3. Experience in the design, deployment, and maintenance of large data pipelines and data warehouses

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. 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.