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Facebook Research Intern, Novi in Des Moines, Iowa

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Novi is building a hub of financial services, products and solutions that connect everyone, everywhere, creating greater opportunity for all. Its technical foundation is the open-sourced Diem blockchain network. Diem’s mission is to create a simple, borderless global currency and financial ecosystem that empowers billions of people. Novi Research is the research arm of Novi, and is of great importance due to the cutting-edge nature of the technical challenges and Novi’s openness to scrutiny. Novi is seeking a Research Intern to join Novi Research. The research organization aims to support the production of Novi technology and to broadly impact the field of crypto-economics and blockchain systems. Individuals in this role are expected to be recognized in research areas such as distributed systems, networking, storage, program verification, programming languages, cryptography, security, game-theory of economics and privacy-enhancing technologies. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in producing new science to advance the interdisciplinary fields of blockchain and cryptocurrency, as well as supporting the productization of their results. To learn more about our research visit https://research.facebook.com (https://research.facebook.com/).

Required Skills:

  1. Conduct research to advance the state of the art in blockchain and cryptoeconomics.

  2. Contribute research that is relevant and can be applied to Calibra product development.

  3. Engage and collaborate with the research community within and outside of Calibra.

  4. Perform specific responsibilities which vary by team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently is in the process of obtaining PhD in Computer Science, related STEM or quantitative field, or relevant experience

  2. Research and/or work experience in distributed systems, networking, storage, formal verification, programming language, cryptography, security, privacy-enhancing technologies, or related technical fields

  3. Extensive experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches

  4. Ability to communicate complex research in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  5. Fluency in C++, Java or other related language

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op

  2. Experience driving original scholarship in collaboration with a team.

  3. Demonstrated software engineer experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, or PhD papers.

  4. Main authorship of peer-reviewed computer science publications at top-tier venues.

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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