Software Engineer, News Feed

Facebook | Seattle, WA

Posted Date 11/10/2018
Description Facebook is seeking Machine Learning Engineers to join our New Feeds engineering team. This team is focusing on helping every user on Facebook to discover interesting content by connecting them to the right topic and right pages. As one of the largest Machine Learning systems in the world, we are building end-to-end product like topic following and page connections. The ideal candidate will have industry experience working on a range of classification and optimization problems, deep learning, recommendation algorithms and content understanding e.g. post classification, entity extraction. The position will involve taking these skills and developing state-of-the-art ML algorithms to power those products.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • Experience with filesystems, server architectures, and distributed systems

Job Category
Developer, Engineer

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