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Security Engineer Investigator, Emerging Harms

Posted: 22 Jan 2022 Closes: 21 Feb 2022
London, Italy Competitive
Permanent & Full-time FBK_a1K2K0000032PvrUAE_a8823475

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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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.
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