Data Scientist

Full time

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The massive scale and heavy engagement of the people using our products make the Meta ads platform the most powerful growth vehicle for businesses in the world. The team is driving advancements in ad auction and ad delivery research, developing/vetting advanced advertising tactics, and bootstrapping new products that meet large but nuanced use cases of complex advertisers. In this role, you will delve into the multifaceted ad ranking product stack, employing advanced modeling, and machine learning to unravel the complexities of modern advertising. You must also be able to work with external marketers as this role will give you the opportunity to meet with the most sophisticated advertisers to understand their pain points, build product intuition, and drive nuanced understanding externally. By deeply understanding our ads products and advertiser use cases you will discover novel problems and regularly drive meaningful business impact.

The team is made up of data scientists with a diverse set of backgrounds. Specifically, we have team members with various levels of academic attainment (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD), work experience, and professional backgrounds. The ideal candidate for this position is a versatile data scientist that excels in machine learning, statistical inference, data visualization, data analysis, and writing code. They should be excited to learn a complicated new technical domain and deploy a data science skill set to challenge core assumptions about that domain. They must have solid product intuition and be willing to talk to customers to develop and challenge that intuition. They will have a proven track record of analyzing and deriving insights from data. They will be intellectually curious, a great communicator, data-driven, a fast learner, and able to move fast while keeping focused on high-impact projects. As this team is fundamentally focused on R&D, the candidate must be comfortable with ambiguity and answering broad research questions.

Data Scientist, GBG Data Science Responsibilities

  • Apply analytical skills to complex quantitative problems, presenting and driving actions from insights to key stakeholders both reactively and proactively
  • Develop deep understanding of the Meta ads auction, analyzing a dynamic system and developing new optimizations for ad delivery and marketing strategies
  • Research applied machine learning questions in our ads ranking to improve system efficiency and drive company wide understanding
  • Identify novel marketing strategies for improving advertiser performance across Meta’s ads auction
  • Work closely with our sales and cross-functional teams, as well as advertisers directly to build product intuition and to identify, analyze, and scale performance opportunities
  • Present polished findings and recommendations directly to stakeholders
  • Elevate key themes to our product teams and alpha testing of new opportunities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, a relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience doing statistical analysis (e.g. regression, probability) using tools such as Python, R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience in building, validating, and deploying predictive models using machine learning libraries like scikit-learn, TensorFlow, PyTorch
  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, etc
  • Experience in working with large datasets and using SQL or similar tools for data extraction and manipulation
  • Experience delivering and driving action based on data-driven insights
  • Experience influencing and partnering with stakeholders across organizations
  • 3+ years of analytics experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an analytical field (such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Economics, Finance, etc)
  • Strong programming skills to prototype solutions that are deployed in production environments
  • Experience with experimental design
  • Experience with digital advertising or ads monetization

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to $109,000/year to $171,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Individual pay is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base salary, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.


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