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Research Scientist, Systems and Infrastructure (PhD)

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Facebook
Location
Seattle, Washington, United States
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We build systems that allow billions of people all over the world to connect and communicate using whatever devices they have available. Our researchers and engineers are constant innovators as they design and build scalable, fast, reliable, and efficient systems. Moreover, fast evolving social apps and highly dynamic social workloads present many unique research opportunities. From distributed systems, to data centers, hardware, storage, mobile and beyond, the entire Facebook platform is our lab for research, development, and innovation.

As a Research Scientist at Facebook, you will help build the systems behind Facebooks products, create web applications that reach millions of people, build high volume Servers and be a part of a team that's working to help connect people around the globe. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in relevant engineering fields, such as (but not limited to) distributed software systems, storage systems, data warehousing and analytics, database systems, operating systems, networking systems, programming languages, compilers & runtime systems, security & privacy, cryptography, and mobile systems.

Research Scientist, Systems and Infrastructure (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Build highly-scalable software systems using a wide variety of languages such as C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, OCAML, and Python.

  • Design flexible APIs for Facebook product teams developing applications for web and mobile.

  • Analyze the shortcomings of existing systems.

  • Design and build systems to constantly be at the cutting edge.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field

    • Research and/or work experience in Algorithms, Architecture, Compilers, Databases, Data Mining, Distributed Systems, Mobile, Networking, Operating Systems, Programming Languages, Security, Cryptography, or Storage

    • Knowledge in C++, Java, PHP or Python

    • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL

    • Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

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

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