: Research Scientist Leader


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.


FAIR's, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research, mission is to advance the state of the art of AI through open research. FAIR researchers seek to advance the academic problems surrounding AI. Our research covers the full spectrum of topics related to AI, and to deriving knowledge from data: theory, algorithms, applications, software infrastructure and hardware infrastructure. We actively engage with the research community through publications, open source software, participation in technical conferences and workshops, and collaborations with academia to make significant progress. Facebook is seeking a Research Scientist leader to join Facebook AI Research, a research organization focused on making significant progress in AI. Leaders in this role are expected to be recognized experts in identified research areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational statistics, and applied mathematics, particularly including areas such as deep learning, graphical models, reinforcement learning, computer perception, natural language processing and data representation. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in managing the efforts of a group of researchers to produce new science and technology to make computers more intelligent.

Required Skills

  • Manage a group of researchers to advance the science and technology of intelligent machines
  • Contribute to shaping and communicating FAIR vision, in collaboration with FAIR Managing Directors
  • Identify gaps and solutions for future growth and scale within the site and/or the area of expertise, including research, partnership and/or culture opportunities
  • Create structures, systems and organizations that allow researchers to be most effective
  • Recruit and mentor research scientists, identifying talent gaps and the people required to fill them
  • Communicate the impact of existing research and potential of future research directions to the global AI community as well as the internal Facebook product groups
  • Work towards long-term ambitious research goals, while identifying intermediate milestones
  • Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications
  • Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook product development

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.