: Data Scientist, Analytics - Messaging Platform


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.


Messenger engagement has increased dramatically and Messenger teams are focused on continuing to increase the user base, improve user experience across existing features, but also largely focused on developing new product and features across the platform to engage all demographics (Visual messaging, Status, Realtime Communication, Expression, Groups, VoIP, Chat Heads, and Rich Attachment Types).Messenger currently has 1.5 Billion plus monthly active users, and this team focuses on making Messenger a platform that enables new communication experiences both inside Messenger and across the FB family of apps. We are looking for a Data Scientist who enjoys working on complex technical problems and can connect deep technical concepts to business strategy and user experience.

Required Skills

  • Work cross-functionally to define problem statement, create long term product vision, and build analytical models to make recommendations
  • Apply analytical skills to gain deep insights into Messengers platform performance and how it affects end user experience
  • Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify new levers to improve platform performance and user experience
  • Influence the product roadmap and decisions made through presentation of data-based recommendations
  • Lead investigations and communicate metrics, trends and other key indicators to leadership
  • Leverage tools like R, Python, Hadoop & SQL to drive efficient analytics

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

Vaneeta Singh (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.