Data Science Manager, Instagram Discovery

Menlo Park, CA | New York, NY | San Francisco, CA

With over 1 Billion monthly active users and growing, the Instagram app plays a critical part in forming meaningful communities where people can connect with each other and share what matters most to them. The Data Science Manager for Discovery will lead a team of dedicated data scientists who are responsible for our products that help fulfill the mission of bringing people closer to their interests, hobbies and passions on the platform. Specifically, the Discovery product area is responsible for the Search and Explore Tab, which is used by half of IG daily active users, integrity and user safety for these parts of the app, and Creator Ranking which ensures Creators on Instagram can best reach an audience that may not be familiar with them yet. Key objectives: 1) Drive discovery/relevance strategy across unconnected surfaces in IG including Explore and Search; 2) Manage a team of high performing data scientists and help them execute along the most important priorities for their product areas; and 3) Work cross functionally with product managers, engineers, and other partners. Why join? Discovery is the lifeblood of any social network. You will be working at the core of our product and influence decisions that will impact well over a billion users on a given day. You will be working with world class ranking engineers and data scientists in a highly collaborative environment.


  • Set goals/metrics to guide and prioritize product roadmaps and platform strategy, generate new product directions, and perform as strategic thought leader for the (DS plus cross-functional partner) organization.
  • Maintain a high bar in terms of analytical depth for your team through selective hiring and mentorship.
  • Think creatively about user problems, conduct analytics studies and experimentation to identify new product opportunities and shape product strategy.
  • Manage and scale the Data Science function for IG Discovery.
  • Lead cross-functional and cross-team relationship building and collaboration with Product, Engineering, Data, and Infra teams across Instagram and Facebook.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of experience in managing other team members in a formal or informal capacity
  • 6+ years of experience doing quantitative analysis at a technology company, consulting, investment banking, or product management including experience with SQL or other programming languages
  • Experience initiating and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Experience communicating and representing results of analysis to senior leadership
  • 6+ years of experience with applied statistics or experimentation (i.e. A/B testing) in an industry setting
  • 4+ years of experience communicating the results of analyses to leadership teams to influence the strategy

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, or related quantitative field.
  • Understanding of statistical analysis, experience with packages, such as R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience with large data sets and distributed computing (Hive/Hadoop).

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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