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Operations Research Analyst

Company: Facebook
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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.


To give people the power to build community on our platforms, we need to make sure they have the best and most secure experiences possible. People on Central Analytics empower Facebook's Global Operations organization to be self-sufficient in tactical decision-making and drive operations strategy through objective analysis. Our key partners are embedded data teams, core functions on the business side, and Data Engineering/Data Science on the Integrity side. We are responsible for providing accurate, reliable and accessible business metrics as well as contextualizing them in operational performance with research and advanced analysis. We are looking for Analysts who share our passion for helping make Facebook a safe place for people and businesses to connect across the world. The right candidate will be comfortable in a fast-moving organization, excited to collaborate and focused on positively impacting the experience of a large scale global workforce and the entire Facebook Community. They possess strong quantitative analytical skills, statistical knowledge, data visualization skills, and the ability to build strong partnerships to drive impact across the organization. This position will be supporting a global team.

**Required Skills:**

1. Apply quantitative skills to see beyond the numbers and incorporate qualitative insights to inform and influence strategy for Global Operations

2. Partner with Operations, Data Science, Data Engineering, Product and Engineering teams to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities

3. Build/maintain data infrastructure (data pipelines, aggregated data sets, reports, dashboards) to monitor the performance of our operations and drive business understanding

4. Drive demand forecasting, scenario planning, and prioritization to optimize the community and business impact of our operational expenditures

**Minimum Qualifications:**

5. B.A. or B.S. degree with a quantitative focus in Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Math, Statistics, Operations Research, or equivalent training

6. Proficiency in querying and manipulating complex raw datasets for analysis using SQL, Python, or R, exposure to ETL

7. 2+ years of experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Looker)

8. Experience with statistical analysis (e.g., hypothesis testing, probability, prevalence measurement, regressions, experimentation logic and biases, data modeling techniques, time series analysis)

9. Experience explaining technical concepts and analysis implications clearly to varied audiences and experience translating business objectives into actionable analyses

**Preferred Qualifications:**

10. Advanced degree with a quantitative focus (Economics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Math, Statistics)

11. Experience thinking strategically, structurally solving product problems, and driving execution

12. Experience with distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop)

13. Experience developing data pipelines via SQL and Python-based ETL framework

14. Experience releasing code into production

15. Experience writing testable code

**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

Keywords: Facebook, Austin , Operations Research Analyst, Other , Austin, Texas

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