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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Data Analyst, Data Insight Group - Facebook (downtown Palo Alto, CA)

Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. Facebook was launched in February 2004 and, according to comScore, now ranks as a top ten online property in monthly page views and site usage time. Facebook is the 7th most trafficked site in the United States.

Facebook has over 180 full-time employees. We are funded by Peter Thiel, the founder and former CEO of PayPal, and by venture capital firms Accel Partners, Greylock Partners, and Meritech. Our leadership team includes former VP-level executives from Amazon.com, Yahoo!, Newscorp, Quiksilver, and Veritas Software.

Facebook is seeking a Data Analyst with strong communication skills and a mild obsession with extracting useful information from data. The ideal candidate will read Matthew Hurst, the Juice Analytics blog, paidContent.org, information aesthetics, and Many-2-Many; that is, they will be interested in the business and product of an online social network while having a passion for data analysis and visualization. The position is full-time and based in our main office in downtown Palo Alto, CA. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Data Insight.


  • Work closely with business users and product managers to determine how the data we collect could help solve their problems
  • Apply your expertise in statistical inference, data mining, and the presentation of data to help inform and support our business and product decisions
  • Work with the data infrastructure team to translate the business requirements into technical specifications
  • Possess a thorough understanding of our data collection methods
  • Develop reports and monitor the validity of the data being reported


  • Data junkie
  • The ability to communicate the results of your analyses in a clear and effective manner
  • Crazy Excel skills or experience with data reporting and analysis tools such as Spotfire, Business Objects, Cognos, Tableau, et al.
  • Experience with R, Matlab, SAS, SPSS, or a similar tool for data analysis
  • Understanding of the methodologies of the major internet audience measurement firms: comScore Media Metrix, Nielsen//NetRatings, Hitwise, Quantcast, Alexa, Compete
  • Basic knowledge of relational databases and SQL
  • Strong willingness to contribute to a small team

Please apply online at www.facebook.com/jobs.php

URL: www.datashaping.com/jobs14209a.shtml
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