Software Engineer, People Search And Discovery


Seattle , WA 98113

(Seattle, WA)

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 seeking Machine Learning Engineers to join our People Search & Discovery engineering team. This team helps users find and build meaningful connections with other people in the Facebook graph. We develop large-scale personalized search and recommendation systems and products. We use the latest advancements in machine learning, natural language processing, social graph modeling, informational retrieval and recommendation to improve the connections.The ideal candidate will have industry experience working on a range of classification problems, ranking, regression, clustering, natural language processing (query understanding, document understanding), social graph modeling, informational retrieval, recommendation systems, collaborative filtering and deep learning.


  • Develop highly scalable classifiers and tools leveraging machine learning, data regression, and rules based models

  • Suggest, collect and synthesize requirements and create effective feature roadmap

  • Code deliverables in tandem with the engineering team

  • Adapt standard machine learning methods to best exploit modern parallel environments (e.g. distributed clusters, multicore SMP, and GPU)

Minimum Qualifications

  • MS degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related quantitative field

  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: machine learning, recommendation systems, pattern recognition, data mining or artificial intelligence

  • Proven ability to translate insights into business recommendations

  • Experience with Hadoop/HBase/Pig or MapReduce/Sawzall/Bigtable

  • Knowledge developing and debugging in C/C++ and Java

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python, PHP, and shell scripts

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with filesystems, server architectures, and distributed systems
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