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Research Scientist (Programming Languages) in Paris


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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.
Facebook is seeking a Research Scientist to join Facebook Languages Research (FLaRe), a research organization focused on making significant progress in programming languages and tools. Individuals in this role are expected to be recognized experts in identified research areas such as language semantics, static analysis, compiler internals, runtimes and virtual machines, particularly including areas such as type systems, reactive languages, probabilistic programming languages, code generation and optimisations and abstract interpretation. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in producing new science to understand languages and technology to make programmers more productive, generated code more efficient and better runtime performances.
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  • Advance the state of the art in programming languages.
  • Work towards long-term ambitious research goals, while achieving intermediate milestones.
  • Publish papers and participate in relevant research communities.
  • Contribute research that can be applied to Facebook product development.
  • Lead and collaborate on research projects within a globally based team.
  • Ph.D. with a strong record of publications in computer science, applied mathematics, or related technical fields.
  • Deep knowledge of programming languages, compilers, and runtime systems.
  • Skill in programming and tool-building.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • 1+ year(s) of work experience in within a university, industry, or government lab(s), in a role with primary emphasis on programming languages research.
  • Experience driving original scholarship in collaboration with a team.
  • Publications in top-tier conferences such as POPL, PLDI, ICFP.
  • Experience in developing and debugging in C/C++, Python, C#, F#, Java, Scala, OCaml and/or Haskell,
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