Data Scientist - Instagram Youth

Data Scientist - Instagram Youth

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The Youth team at Instagram is focused on building a safe and fun Instagram experience for kids 13 and under. The new generation of kids are growing up as digital natives, and in a post-pandemic world they increasingly rely on online apps for a variety of needs - connecting with friends, being entertained, expressing themselves, etc. So, we want to reimagine the Instagram experience for young kids in way that it provides a safe space for them to get a first taste of social media and experience its wonders - whether it is to connect with their close friends or to discover and explore their interests & identity. This is a brand new team within Instagram, and the role offers incredible breadth - you will get an opportunity to interface with a number of teams within Instagram and touch multiple parts of the IG product. Some of the problems we are currently working on include establishing appropriate content standards to ensure that the content that U13s see on Instagram is age-appropriate, protecting young people from potentially unsafe interactions on Instagram and creating compelling experiences that can be added to the current Instagram product, that young people are more likely to find fun & innovative. If you are excited about 0→1 product efforts, passionate about building a safe social networking experience for young people, and want to partake in a first-of-its kind effort within the industry and get in at ground zero and shape it end-to-end, this is the right role for you!


  • Identify high-impact analytical problems and find innovative ways to tackle these problems via data analysis, experimentation, and statistical modeling
  • Size opportunities to ensure product teams are prioritizing the most impactful work
  • Ensure product strategy has actionable measurement plans by owning goal metrics and evaluating product team performance
  • Establish strong trusted relationships with the data science and product communities of Instagram and Facebook
  • Lead cross-functional and cross-team relationship building and collaboration with product, user research and engineering team

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters Degree with 4+ years (or PhD with 2+ years) of experience working within an analytical role
  • 6+ years of experience with quantitative analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with people management
  • Experience in an analytical role in a technology company, consulting, investment banking, or product management
  • 5+ years experience with SQL or other programming languages
  • Experience initiating and driving projects to completion with minimal guidance
  • Experience communicating the results of analysis

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline (e.g., statistics, mathematics, economics)
  • Understanding of statistical analysis, experience with packages, such as Python, R, MATLAB, SPSS, SAS, Stata, etc.
  • Experience working in a highly ambiguous field with evolving definitions and boundaries


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