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Facebook Software Engineer (Leadership) in Des Moines, Iowa

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking Technical Lead to join our engineering team. The ideal candidate will have industry experience working on a range of classification and optimization problems, e.g. payment fraud, click-through rate prediction, click-fraud detection, search ranking, text/sentiment classification, collaborative filtering/recommendation, or spam detection. The position will involve taking these skills and applying them to some of the most exciting and massive social data and prediction problems that exist on the web.

Required Skills:

  1. Drive the team's goals and technical direction to pursue opportunities that make your larger organization more efficient

  2. Understand industry & company-wide trends to help assess & develop new technologies

  3. Partner & collaborate with organization leaders to help improve the level of performance of the team & organization

  4. Suggest, collect and synthesize requirements and create an effective feature roadmap

  5. Identify new opportunities for the larger organization & influence the appropriate people for staffing/prioritizing these new ideas

  6. Code deliverables in tandem with the engineering team

  7. Develop highly scalable classifiers and tools leveraging machine learning, data regression, and rules-based models

  8. Hold your own in technical discussion, be a subject-matter expert, and have strategic influence

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience leading projects with industry-wide impact

  2. Experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions

  3. Proven track record of planning multi-year roadmap in which shorter-term projects ladder to the long-term vision

  4. Experience in driving large cross-functional/industry-wide engineering efforts

  5. 12+ years of experience in programming languages (Python, C++, Java, or R) with a technical background

  6. Proficient with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, PHP, and/or shell scripts

  7. Experience recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. B.S. Computer Science or related technical field

  2. 8+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: large scale distributed systems, machine learning, recommendation systems, pattern recognition, NLP, data mining or artificial intelligence

  3. Experience with Hadoop/HBase/Pig or MapReduce/Sawzall/Bigtable/Hive/Spark

  4. Experience in shipping products to millions of customers or having started a new line of product

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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