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Research Scientist Intern, AI Systems Machine Learning (PhD)



Nov 27

Applications are closed

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Research & Development
    Software Engineering
  • Boston
    Menlo Park


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. degree in Machine Learning, Systems, Artificial Intelligence, or relevant technical field.
  • Research experience in systems, computer architectures, compiler and programming languages, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
  • Experience with Python, C++, C, Lua or other related languages and with PyTorch framework.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Intent to return to the degree program after the completion of the internship/co-op.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by grants, fellowships, patents, as well as first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, MLSys, ISCA, ASPLOS, CGO, PLDI, PACT, HPCA, MICRO, or similar.
  • Experience developing and optimizing systems for at-scale machine learning execution.
  • Experience in real-system implementations.
  • Experience devising data-driven models and real-system experiments and design implementation for AI system optimization.
  • Experience with scalable machine learning systems, resource-efficient AI data and algorithm scaling, or neural network architectures.
  • Experience with memory and energy-efficient AI systems, environmentally-sustainable AI system designs, or AI-driven system optimization.
  • Experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches.
  • Ability to manipulate and analyze complex, large scale, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
  • Experience in utilizing theoretical and empirical research to solve problems.
  • Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods.
  • Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub).
  • Experience working and communicating cross functionally in a team environment.


  • Perform state of the art research to advance the science and technology of machine learning systems.
  • Perform research that enables learning the semantics of data (images, video, text, audio, and other modalities).
  • Devise better data-driven models of AI system design and optimization.
  • Contribute research that leads to innovations in: scalable machine learning systems, resource-efficient AI data and algorithm scaling and neural network architectures, memory and energy-efficient AI systems, environmentally-sustainable AI system and hardware designs.
  • Collaborate with researchers and cross-functional partners including communicating research plans, progress, and results.
  • Publish research results and contribute to research that impacts Meta product development.

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