Quantitative Researcher - Consumer Insights

  •  Facebook
  •  Menlo Park, CA - New York, NY
  •  Nov. 10, 2017

Job Description

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 data scientist for our industry-facing Consumer Research (Facebook IQ, http://www.facebook.com/iq) in North America. In this role you are responsible for delivering analytics, maintaining dashboards and pipelines that uncover unique, people-centric insights that are actionable for advertisers and marketers. You will enjoy working with top-notch people, one of the richest data sets in the world, cutting edge technology, and the ability to see your insights presented on the world stage on a regular basis. We do work on audiences (e.g. youth, multi-cultural, etc.), media (e.g., rise of messaging), verticals (e.g. education, healthcare, etc.), markets (e.g. profiling high growth markets) and more. You will work closely with Consumer Researchers and Data Scientists to leverage our internal data, the Marketing/Activation team to tell the stories of our insights, cross-functionally with the rest of Facebook’s Marketing Science team, and other analytics and insights functions across Facebook (e.g. IT, product, communications, public content and core data science). The ideal candidate will have a background in a quantitative or technical field, will have experience working with large data sets, and will have some experience in data-driven decision making for marketers/advertisers. You will be curious by nature and get a kick out of finding out fascinating insights about people that transform the advertising industry. You are focused on results, a self-starter, and have demonstrated success in using analytics to drive thought leadership research. This position is based full-time in our Menlo Park, CA or New York, NY offices.


  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to uncover unique actionable insights about markets, audiences, industries and media.
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to identify opportunities to build solutions for Consumer Research.
  • Inform, influence, support, and execute analysis that feeds into our Consumer Research projects.
  • Identify methods to leverage Facebook's large internal data sets to validate hypotheses and enhance 3rd party research work with proprietary data.
  • Select and deselect analytics priorities, insights and data based on ability to drive our desired outcomes.
  • Inform, and align to, our larger Consumer Research strategy and editorial calendar.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years experience doing quantitative analysis.
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field.
  • 4+ years experience in SQL or other programming languages.
  • 4+ years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience communicating results and analyses to influence the overall strategy of Consumer Research
  • 4+ years of experience in statistical analysis (e.g., hypothesis testing, regressions).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field
  • Experience working on quantitative research projects in the area of consumer insights.
  • Experience with distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop).
  • Experience working with or in support of diverse communities.
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.
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.