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Meta Security Engineer Investigator - Influence Operations in Topeka, Kansas


The Influence Operations team is dedicated to protecting the users of the Facebook family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) from advanced threat/nation-state actors. Our investigators must possess deep knowledge of advanced threat actors (including their tactics, techniques, and procedures) as well as an understanding of the overall threat landscape and geopolitical climate. Using this knowledge, we leverage a variety of data sources including internal data, open-source intelligence, and other external data sources to detect and track adversary groups both on and off the Facebook platform. In order to be successful, our investigators must be able to extract, assimilate, and correlate a wide variety of data to not only track known activity but also to surface previously unidentified activity and develop novel and effective strategies to disrupt attackers. This cross-disciplinary position will require technical investigative skills; a successful candidate must pass a scripting interview and will be expected to be comfortable with various technical skills relevant in the field.

Required Skills:

Security Engineer Investigator - Influence Operations Responsibilities:

  1. Proactively hunt for threats and undetected abuse by leveraging internal data, open-source intelligence, and third party private intelligence

  2. Investigate complex cases to understand in granular detail how abuse is occurring and attribute the person(s) responsible. Identify and implement appropriate online and offline enforcement strategies to mitigate harm both in the current case and from similar forward-looking abuse

  3. Identify areas of opportunity for investigative automation. Build and adopt notebooks and other repeatable flows that can be adopted cross-team

  4. Research how threats from state actors show up within the ecosystem and deeply understand how abuse manifests. Discover and clearly explain emerging threats and trends, with an emphasis on geopolitical, cultural or societal-specific differences where appropriate

  5. Analyze and interpret large datasets to advance investigations, quantify trends or support findings

  6. Identify effective strategies to prevent or disrupt abuse at scale. Consult on the design of countermeasures to affect those strategies

  7. Take a leadership role in suggesting, prototyping, and teaching novel investigative techniques

  8. Address sensitive content issues, including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other objectionable material

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with Python, PHP or similar scripting languages

  2. Proven experience conducting large scale data analysis and utilizing big data tools such as Jupyter Notebook, Maltego, Palantir, etc

  3. 3+ years work experience in government, intelligence organization, cyber security, and/or private sector security investigations and intelligence

  4. Adept at queries and presenting findings

  5. Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats

  6. Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working or managing projects that have enterprise-wide impact and/or multi-organization cross functional stakeholders

  2. Experience working with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones

  3. Familiarity with sophisticated advanced persistent threat actors

  4. Experience with open source investigation techniques and familiarity with a variety of internet research tools

  5. BS/MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligence Studies, Cybersecurity or related field

Public Compensation:

$173,000/year to $241,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

Meta 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.