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Meta Security Engineer Investigator, Information Operations in Topeka, Kansas


The Integrity Investigations and Intelligence team is dedicated to protecting the users of the Facebook family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) from a multitude of threats including: dangerous organizations and individuals, advanced threat/nation-state actors, and human trafficking and exploitation. We are seeking an experienced threat investigator to detect and track adversary groups both on and off the Facebook platform, investigate complex threats, advance investigative methods, and use innovative approaches to protecting people from offline harm. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, complicated, and high-visibility security risks the company is facing. The ideal candidate will be an innovative self-starter, who is motivated by our mission and results-driven, and will be able to extract, assimilate, and correlate a wide variety of data in order to surface and disrupt sophisticated actors. The candidate must have a deep understanding of scripting languages such as PHP or Python and will be expected to be comfortable with various technical investigative skills.

Required Skills:

Security Engineer Investigator, Information 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. Research how threats 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.

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

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

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

  7. 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. 3+ years experience working with Python, PHP or similar scripting languages

  2. 3+ years work experience in government, intelligence organization, cyber security, and/or private sector security investigations and intelligence

  3. Proven experience conducting large scale data analysis and utilizing big data tools such as Maltego, Palantir, Tableau, etc.

  4. Adept at queries and presenting findings

  5. Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats such as APT actors, global terrorist organizations, misinformation campaigns

  6. Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Regional knowledge and/or language skills

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

  3. Familiarity with sophisticated criminal or nation-state threats

  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

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.