Data Science Manager, Instagram Growth

Menlo Park, CA | San Francisco, CA

Instagram’s mission is to connect people to the people and interests they love. Now at 1.7 billion monthly active users and growing, our app plays a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them. The Instagram Growth team is responsible for fueling the growth of the global Instagram Community. We are looking for a Data Science Director, Instagram Growth. You will lead and mentor a team of high performing data scientists and shape our growth strategy through empirical studies and experimentation. Our ideal candidate is resourceful, analytically rigorous, with extensive experience leading data science teams and a passion for solving product problems.


  • Maintain a high bar in terms of product thinking and analytical depth for your team through selective hiring and mentorship.
  • Set goals and metrics to guide and prioritize growth product roadmaps.
  • Conduct analytics studies to identify new product opportunities and shape product strategy.
  • Size opportunities to ensure product teams are working on the most impactful projects.
  • Partner and heavily contribute to major analytical and product initiatives across the Facebook Family of Apps (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, etc.).
  • Serve as part of the core leadership team for Instagram Growth with direct accountability for the success and health of this organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors in a quantitative field (Economics, Computer Science, Physics).
  • 8+ years of experience in Product Data Science and/or Growth Analytics, including in depth experience with experimentation.
  • 5+ years experience in building high-performing data science and analytics teams, including managing managers.
  • Working knowledge of predictive modeling, machine learning, and experimentation/causal inference methods.
  • Proven judgment in balancing practical business needs and scientific rigor.
  • Proven communication skills and experience connecting with and influencing a broad spectrum of audiences.
  • Proven experience forming partnerships with and influence cross-functional leaders in engineering, product, design, research, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative field (Economics, Computer Science, Physics).

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.

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, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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