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Facebook Visiting Researcher (Data Warehouse) in Menlo Park, California


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 Visiting Researchers to join our Facebook Data Warehouse team. Individuals in this role are expected to be recognized experts in identified research areas such as databases, approximate query processing, stream processing systems, and graph data processing. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in producing research to be applied to our data processing systems and make them more resource efficient. Term length would be considered on a case-by-case basis and is often fulfilled during a faculty sabbatical term.

Required Skills:

  1. Perform research to advance the science and technology of data processing systems.

  2. Perform research that enables reducing resource consumption of data processing systems.

  3. Explore sampling methods for reducing large data sets.

  4. Explore methods for computing approximation accuracy at scale.

  5. Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook product development.

  6. Influence progress of relevant research communities by producing publications.

  7. Collaborate and increase productivity on Research Scientists' projects as a contributing team member.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD degree in Computer Science or similar

  2. Must be available to start employment on or before August 2019

  3. Research and/or work experience in the fields of databases, stream processing, data sampling

  4. Knowledge in C/C++, Java or other related language

  5. Experience with data analysis and application of sampling algorithms for data processing

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working as an author of publications at peer-reviewed Database conferences (e.g. VLDB, PODS, KDD, ICDE, EDBT).

  2. Experience mentoring junior scientists within an academic, industry, or government lab.

  3. Research experience in a research organization.

  4. Experience in developing and debugging in C/C++, Python, and/or Java.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: 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. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.