Facebook Research Scientist Manager, Operations and Computation 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 is seeking a Research Scientist Manager to join the Operations and Computation Group within the Core Data Science team. Individuals in this role are expected to be comfortable working managing a team of people in the general areas of Operations Management, Operations Research, Optimization and Algorithms who will conduct research, build models, implement solutions, and have a passion for solving real-world problems.

Required Skills:

  1. Work closely with engineering teams to identify and answer important product and business questions

  2. Answer product and business questions by using appropriate optimization, game theoretical, and statistical techniques on available data

  3. Communicate findings to product managers and engineers

  4. Drive the collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources

  5. Analyze and interpret the results of product experiments

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD in computer science, operations research, operations management, economics or related fields and 8+ years experience in a related role

  2. Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

  3. Experience manipulating and analyzing data from various sources

  4. Knowledge for applied research and for answering questions with models and data

  5. Experience communicating quantitative analysis

  6. Experience with programming and scripting languages such as C++, Python or PHP

  7. Experience with mathematical programming tools and optimization software such as GUROBI, CPLEX or XPRESS

  8. Experience with relational databases and SQL

  9. Knowledge of an analysis tool such as Python, R, MATLAB, or SAS

  10. Experience working with data sets, experience working with distributed computing tools (MapReduce, Hadoop, Hive, etc.)

  11. Ability to obtain work authorization in the United States in 2018

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Optimization (including Integer programming and combinatorial optimization), Algorithms (complexity, graph theory, matching)

  2. Operations Management (including Supply chain management, Inventory management)

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.