UX Researcher, Privacy & Data Use

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 â€" we're just getting started.

We are looking for an experienced individual contributor who will help elevate the practice of research with creative but rigorous qualitative, quantitative, and design research methods. The right candidate will be an effective communicator, knowledgeable about product design, passionate about understanding people, curious about the relationship between data, technology and society, comfortable in a flat, fast-moving organization, and a great collaborator.
You will support the Privacy & Data Use team which is composed of experts in product and policy, working with engineers to address privacy and data use challenges at scale by implementing privacy principles, processes and tools across the company. You will play a pivotal part in a growing cross-functional organization tackling some of the hardest problems in the privacy space.


  • Orchestrate strategic visioning and analytical activity, moving between macro trends and micro trends in privacy and data use, and developing substantiated point of views
  • Partner with design and engineering to identify research questions and develop use cases that start with people’s needs at the center
  • Generate insights that shape how product teams think about medium and long-term product strategy
  • Design and execute studies that address both user behavior and attitudes, using the right methodology for the right questions
  • Work cross-functionally with design, product management, data science, content strategy, engineering, and marketing
  • Communicate insights in creative and compelling ways
  • Identify opportunities to constantly improve the quality of thinking applied to privacy and data use insights
  • Command of a set of research methods spanning qualitative and quantitative methodologies
  • Comfort with data and utilizing numbers to define and support hypotheses
  • B.A/B.S. in a human behavior related field, such as human-computer interaction, psychology, sociology, communication, information science, media studies, computer science, or economics
  • 5+ year experience in applied product research
  • Storytelling experience
  • Analytical, project management, and problem-solving experience
  • Experience with autonomy and decision making to balance demands
  • MA/MS/PhD, human behavior related field (HCI, Psychology, Sociology, Information Science, Economics, Political Science, etc.)
  • Experience with user research supporting privacy and data use

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