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Meta Data Science Strategist, Transparency in Topeka, Kansas

Summary:

Meta is recruiting for a self-motivated and experienced Data Science Strategist to help better understand the social impact of Meta’s platform by the external community. This position will support our Data and Transparency products and policy teams, and individuals will work directly with external stakeholders across academia, as well as with Meta’s Oversight Board team. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical & analytics skillset, as well as client-facing experience. Your background should be in a related quantitative or technical field, with experience working with large data sets and data-driven decision making at a strategic level, and possess strong communication skills.

Required Skills:

Data Science Strategist, Transparency Responsibilities:

  1. Execute partner strategy to support both Academic Researchers and Meta’s Oversight Board team across a broad set of products and datasets.

  2. Partner cross-functionally with the product, data science, data engineering and policy teams to access & understand tools and data sets, and the partnerships team for partner support strategies.

  3. Work closely with partners to gain a deep understanding of their research needs and challenges, and support research projects by providing education and training related to available offerings.

  4. Support policy and academic research by consulting on cases with partners, and leveraging tools for data analytics (e.g. SQL, R, Python), visualization (e.g. Tableau) and mapping (e.g. GIS) to conduct ad hoc analyses/data support, and investigate partner questions related to data, tools and policies.

  5. Leverage learnings from partner interactions to shape product strategy based on a deep understanding of the needs of current and future users.

  6. Consult on the development of new supporting content to better serve our products at scale, including codebooks, FAQs and other training materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS/Bachelor of Engineering or higher degree in data science, computer science, statistics, economics, mathematics, physics or other quantitative discipline, or equivalent degree/experience

  2. 4+ years of experience in data science and analytics, working with clients, and knowledge of policy and academic research

  3. Experience developing and effectively managing relationships with external and internal partners

  4. Experience working with large datasets, data mining, and statistical analysis

  5. Experience working with SQL and Python or R, and visualization tools like Tableau

  6. Experience operating independently, demonstrating creativity, being detail-oriented, and delivering results in an organized manner

  7. Communication and presentation skills, and experience clarifying and summarizing complex issues

  8. Demonstrated experience building relationships with peers and senior stakeholders and collaborating with cross-functional teams across multiple geographies and time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Advanced knowledge in the space of academia, research and/or policy

  2. Experience working with or in support of diverse researcher communities

  3. Experience with drafting reports, briefs, policy papers, or other external-facing materials

  4. Experience in collaboration between law, policy, or political science and technology, operations, and/or program management

  5. Experience working with platform, data, and/or privacy products

  6. Experience working with product teams and cross-functional stakeholders, and translating gaps and opportunities into actionable product solutions

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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