Security Engineer Investigator, Emerging Harms

Security Engineer Investigator, Emerging Harms
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The Integrity, Investigations, and Intelligence teams at Facebook are dedicated to protecting the users of our family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) by leading intelligence development and integration, as well as deep dive investigations to illuminate adversarial threats, deliver cross-problem awareness, and drive mitigation capabilities. We are a mission driven team with a passion for protecting people. We are seeking an experienced Security Engineer Investigator with deep experience using the intel cycle, working across a large set of stakeholders, to protect people, to understand how threats manifest, and to recommend sophisticated and innovative mitigations against the range of 21st century threats including influence operations, non-state violent organizations and harmful adversarial actors. You will have the opportunity to work on the most challenging, complicated, and high-visibility security risks the company is facing. The impact of your work will be substantial, as outcomes could affect the billions of people who use our products. The ideal candidate will be an innovative self-starter, who is motivated by our mission and results driven.
Security Engineer Investigator, Emerging Harms Responsibilities
  • Lead development and implementation of intel cycle across a range of internal stakeholders
  • Illuminate threats within an ecosystem, across problems, clearly explaining emerging trends with an emphasis on geo-political, cultural or societal specific differences.
  • Inform effective strategies to prevent or disrupt abuse at scale and consult on mitigations to effect those strategies.
  • Proactively hunt for currently undetected abuse by leveraging internal data, open-source intelligence and third party private intelligence.
  • Investigate complex cases to understand attribution and identify enforcement strategies
  • Inform the company’s understanding of previously unidentified threat types through the production of strategic and tactical intelligence, and its dissemination to the appropriate audiences.
  • Address sensitive content issues, including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other objectionable material.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Proficiency with Python, PHP or similar scripting languages
  • Experience with data analysis tools and techniques
  • 5+ years of experience working in government intelligence, international geo-political, cybersecurity, or human rights functions
  • Experience contributing to tactical and strategic finished intelligence on geopolitical, cyber and/or violent actor behaviors and activities
  • Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats and online threat actors
  • Ability to think critically and qualify assessments with solid communications skills
  • Proven track record of managing and executing on short term and long term projects
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, projects, and investigative needs and execute with minimal direction or oversight
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working or managing projects that have enterprise-wide impact and/or multi-organization cross functional stakeholders
  • Familiarity with topics such as large-scale human rights abuses in specific regions, and how they can be enabled through the abuse of online communities
  • Ability to work with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones
  • Ability to think like the adversary, and to anticipate threat actors’ moves
  • Regional knowledge and/or language skills
  • Experience with open source investigation techniques and familiarity with a variety of internet research tools.
  • BSc/MSc or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligence Studies, Cybersecurity or related field
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Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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