Data Scientist, Analytics - Facebook Reality Labs, XROS

Data Scientist, Analytics - Facebook Reality Labs, XROS
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Burlingame, CA
Facebook Reality Labs builds tools that help people feel connected anytime, anywhere. We envision a world where physical distance doesn't limit our ability to connect with one another and neither do our devices. We target product categories with high potential for sustaining human connection at population scale. Our strategy is to build products that gain enough market share to establish broad consumer expectations around communication, acceptability, and privacy for their entire category. We are looking for a seasoned Data Scientist to be a foundational member of a new team partnering with the several hundred engineers developing the operating systems that power new hardware devices like Quest, Quest 2, Portal, and future mobile devices. We operate in both the virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality space. The ideal candidate has a background in both software and hardware, especially with regard to system resource constraints and metrics. We are looking for someone who can work end-to-end, identifying important work areas, working with engineers to instrument telemetry and logging, analytically solve problems, developing data pipelines, data visualizations, and other tools to transform complex data issues into digestible data insights, and converting data insights into shippable product features.
Data Scientist, Analytics - Facebook Reality Labs, XROS Responsibilities
  • Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and distill a complex issue into actionable insights
  • Partner with Engineering teams to solve problems, identify opportunities, and build data infrastructure
  • Influence product roadmaps
  • Help improve engineering efficiency
  • Understand system resource constraints and budgets
  • Apply statistical techniques to evaluate A/B tests, debug regressions, and extrapolate findings from dogfooding data to the general population
  • Effectively communicate results and insights to the product team and company leadership
  • Work across many disciplines including data science, data engineering, software engineering, hardware engineering, and product management
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD, MS or BS degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., statistics, operations research, applied mathematics, physics, electrical engineering) or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience doing quantitative analysis, statistical modeling, software or hardware engineering
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of statistical methods
  • Experience influencing product strategy through data-centric presentations (to product, business, and other stakeholders)
  • Experience extracting and manipulating large datasets
  • Proven experience influencing cross-functional partners and work across teams
  • Proven experience in experimentation including A/B testing
  • Experience in SQL, Python, R, and other languages
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience understanding the tradeoffs between hardware constrained resources such as compute and battery life, model memory footprint and model accuracy, frame rate and thermal load, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of operating systems for mobile devices
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