Data Analyst, People Analytics

Facebook | Menlo Park, CA

Posted Date 5/19/2018
Description The Data Analyst is responsible for ensuring the efficiency of Facebook’s People Data Team, identifying areas for improvement, and building both long term and ad-hoc solutions. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical, analytical, and operational background. SQL and Tableau proficiency is required.
This is a two-year short-term employment opportunity in Menlo Park, CA.


  • Apply your technical expertise to help solve, inform, influence, support, and execute our HR business decisions for the People Analytics team and all of our clients (HR Business Partners, L&D, Diversity, People Growth, People Operations, Global Mobility, Benefits, and Equity)

  • Use tools and programming languages like Tableau, Hive, Oracle, R, Python, Excel, Workday, Visier and many other internal tools to work efficiently at scale

  • Maintain code-base (SQL) used to drive self-service tools, and recommend opportunities for improvement

  • Create and iterate on solutions and dashboards to empower operational and exploratory analysis

  • Enforce best practices and alignment with research, forecasting, analytics, and engineering teams

  • Effectively communicate with external clients and internal teams to deliver solutions in a timely fashion

  • Respond to (or triage) any and all requests related to people data with minimal guidance or oversight

  • Document requirements with stakeholders, and partner with People Insights and People Analytics on broader changes to core dashboards and solutions


  • BA/BS in a field that emphasizes data analysis and visualization (e.g., computer science, social sciences, physical sciences, math, engineering, or statistics), or equivalent work experience

  • 3+ years experience with SQL (or similar language aimed at querying relational databases)

  • 3+ years of experience working with data visualization tools

  • Knowledge with Excel (conditional formulas and formatting, charting, etc.)

  • Experience with data management, specifically with validating and auditing data and reports from multiple systems

  • Experience manipulating large data sets through statistical software or other methods

  • Experience initiating and driving projects to completion with minimal guidance

  • Experience processing and analyzing data sets, interpreting them for making business decisions

  • Experience communicating the results of analyses with product and leadership teams to influence the overall strategy of the product

  • Customer-service experience


  • 2+ years of experience with R, Python, or a similar scripting language

  • Experience working with HR/organizational people data (e.g. headcount, turnover, recruiting metrics, and other people analytics)

  • The ability to have effective conversations with clients about their support needs and requirements

  • Enjoys working primarily onsite in a team-oriented environment and highly motivated to provide a positive user experience

  • Strong project management skills

Job Category
Data, Analytics

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