Network Data Analyst

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. 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 make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Facebook designs, builds and operates one of the largest and fastest growing Content Delivery Networks in the world. The Edge Network team is responsible for egress capacity for all products, including Facebook Newsfeed, Live, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more. We are looking for the right person to lead a global team of talented network professionals to engage with ISP partners to identify and solve a wide array of challenges in both developed and emerging markets. Our goals of enabling massive scalability, reliable serving, and fantastic performance are critical to put video at the heart of all our apps and services.Facebook is looking for someone with a strong desire to influence Facebook’s network and software build plans by bringing together multiple large datasets around product performance, reliability, network metrics, & location. This is a highly collaborative role that will require working with many teams across network planning & engineering, CDN & product software engineering, technical program management, and more. Any day could include providing engineers with data to understand the impact of their latest software deployments in markets and network conditions across the globe, or working with network planners to visualize performance and reliability data to share with ISPs to help them improve their networks. The responsibilities of the role are diverse and flexible, with opportunity to expand over time. This position is full time and based in our headquarters in Menlo Park and will report directly to the Director of Edge Network and CDN.


  • Work cross functionally with highly technical software and network infrastructure teams, understand their goals, collect data, and produce analyses to inform future direction for individuals and teams.
  • Communicate final recommendations and drive decision making to key stakeholders.
  • Leverage data, engineering and business principles to solve large scale web, mobile and data infrastructure challenges.
  • Leverage tools like PHP, Python, Hadoop & SQL to drive efficient analytics and decision making.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree in an technical field (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science)
  • 5+ years of coding with a data analysis language such as PHP, C, R, Python, etc.
  • 3+ years of SQL experience.
  • Understanding of statistics and optimization techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with medium to large datasets (i.e. data extraction, cleaning, analysis and presentation).
  • Demonstrated ability to provide practical insights from complex data sets.