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Facebook Software Engineer, Specialized Machine Learning (PhD) in Boston, Massachusetts

Intro:

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.

Summary:

At Facebook, we use machine learning/AI technology across a diverse set of applications to help people discover better content more quickly, and to connect with the things that matter most to them. In order to meet the demands of our scale, we approach machine learning challenges from a system engineering standpoint, pushing the boundaries of scalable computing and tying together numerous complex platforms to build models that leverage trillions of actions. We carry out applied research in ML/AI to design, develop, and deploy state of the art algorithms to the rest of Facebook.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop highly scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning and neural network methodologies.

  2. Suggest, collect and synthesize requirements and create effective feature roadmap.

  3. Code deliverables in tandem with the engineering team.

  4. Adapt standard machine learning methods to best exploit modern parallel environments (e.g. distributed clusters, multicore SMP, and GPU).

  5. Perform specific responsibilities which vary by team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Machine Learning/AI, or similar.

  2. Research and/or work experience in machine learning, NLP, speech, reinforcement learning, deep learning, recommendation systems, pattern recognition, signal processing, data mining, artificial intelligence, information retrieval or computer vision.

  3. Knowledge in Java or C++, Perl, PHP or Python.

  4. Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub).

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

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.

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