Facebook Data Scientist, Product in Tel Aviv, Israel


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.


The job is to be the "data eyes and ears" guiding the product team. We're building innovative, exciting products used by many millions of people around the world. The data scientist finds what's working, what can be improved, what's missing. While not a management role, the data scientist drives strategy and roadmap of a large number of engineers and designers.

Suited for people with several years' experience studying data to guide product development. The key attributes needed are: mastery of SQL, strong quantitative logic, core statistical knowledge, instinctive product sense and focus on real-world impact. These qualities are more important than exact experience/level. Current team members who hold this role have worked as web developers, VP's in startups, "growth hackers", data analysts, medical researchers, digital strategists for Beyonce, and more.

Open to anyone who can work in Israel, including overseas applicants who would relocate. Our sister teams also have open roles in Menlo Park CA, NY, and London.

Build meaningful products with talented, supportive colleagues in a rewarding, diverse environment!

This position is located in Tel Aviv.

Required Skills:

  1. Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, and the presentation of data to see beyond the numbers and understand how our users interact with our growth products.

  2. Partner with Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities

  3. Inform, influence, support, and execute our product decisions and product launches.

  4. This role has work across the following four areas:

  5. Data Infrastructure

  6. Working in hadoop and hive primarily, sometimes mysql, oracle, and vertica

  7. Authoring pipelines via SQL and python based ETL framework

  8. Building key data sets to empower operational and exploratory analysis

  9. Automating analyses

  10. Product Operations

  11. Setting goals

  12. Designing and evaluating experiments monitoring key product metrics, understanding root causes of changes in metrics

  13. Building and analyzing dashboards and reports

  14. Exploratory Analysis

  15. Proposing what to build in the next roadmap

  16. Understanding ecosystems, user behaviors, and long-term trends

  17. Identifying levers to help move key metrics

  18. Evaluating and defining metrics

  19. Building models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems

  20. XFN Influence

  21. Influencing product teams through presentation of work

  22. Communicating of state of business, experiment results, etc to product teams

  23. Spreading best practices to analytics and product teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 4+ years experience at quantitative analysis, preferably for a web or mobile company

  2. BA/BS in Math, Statistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or other quantitative field

  3. Proven experience leading data driven projects from definition to execution

  4. Fluency in SQL

  5. Python, R or any other scripting language – big advantage

  6. The ability to communicate the results of analyses in a clear and effective manner

  7. A fast thinker, multi tasking and highly independent

Industry: Internet