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Facebook Postdoctoral Researcher, Systems ML (PhD) in Boston, Massachusetts


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.


The Systems ML team focuses on the frontiers of machine learning and AI by developing novel algorithmic, software and hardware technique and by carrying out cutting-edge research in the intersection between Systems and Machine Learning. We aim to develop a broader and deeper understanding for critical but underinvested research directions for AI systems, from the design of programming framework and the compiler to the variety of AI hardware-software co-design. To increase the usability of AI systems and performance portability, we develop software system stack to unlock the performance potentials promised by the AI hardware. Furthermore, as AI becomes more and more pervasive, we must innovate with responsibility in mind when building the next generation AI systems and by developing greener, more fair and secure AI technologies.In this role, you will embed deeply with researchers at Facebook AI and develop prototypes at the frontier of AI research. You will engage with research work in the intersection between systems and machine learning; build deep expertise with Facebook data and tools; apply high standards to the research code around you and develop abilities to identify and carry out highly impactful projects in a complex and unexplored domain. You will gain valuable experience in Systems and ML, publish academic papers and thereby advance the field of AI.

Required Skills:

  1. Develop high quality, scalable algorithms based on state-of-the-art machine learning technologies.

  2. Facilitate research to enable next-generation efficient, environmentally-sustainable, responsible AI technologies.

  3. Advance the state of Systems and Machine Learning through high-quality, high-impact research innovations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Science or similar

  2. Publications in systems, Machine Learning, AI, or related technical fields

  3. Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

  4. Experience developing and optimizing systems for at-scale machine learning execution

  5. Knowledge and experience in systems

  6. Coding experience in C++, Java or other similar language

  7. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Research and software engineer experience demonstrated via an internship, work experience, coding competitions

  2. First-authored publications at peer-reviewed conferences (e.g. MLSys, ISCA, ASPLOS, HPCA, CVPR, NeurIPS, or similar)

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