Security Engineer, Investigations - i3

Security Engineer, Investigations - i3
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The Integrity, Investigations, and Intelligence (i3) teams at Meta are dedicated to protecting the users of our family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) from a multitude of threats including: criminal organizations, human trafficking and exploitation, and scams/fraud. We are seeking security engineers to investigate sophisticated threat actors, advance investigative methods, automate and mature team processes through tooling, 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 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 threat actors across multiple spaces. Successful candidates must have a proficiency in scripting languages such as PHP or Python and be comfortable with various technical investigative skills.
Security Engineer, Investigations - i3 Responsibilities
  • Proactively hunt for threats and undetected abuse by leveraging internal data, open-source intelligence, and third party private intelligence.
  • Investigate complex cases to understand how abuse is occurring and implement enforcement strategies to mitigate and/or detect harm.
  • Identify areas to automate investigative tooling and tradecraft.
  • Analyze and interpret large datasets to advance investigations, quantify trends or support findings.
  • Implement effective strategies to prevent and disrupt abuse at scale.
  • Address sensitive content issues, including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other objectionable material.
  • This role involves exposure to graphic and/or objectionable content including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other potential objectionable material, i.e. child exploitation, graphic violence, self-injury, animal abuse, and other content which may be considered offensive or disturbing.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years work experience in cyber security, private sector security investigations and intelligence, government, and/or intelligence.
  • Experience working with Python, PHP or similar scripting languages.
  • Proven experience conducting large scale data analysis and utilizing big data tools such as Maltego, Palantir, Tableau, etc.
  • Track record of effective communication and presenting technical findings.
  • Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats.
  • A combination of investigative skills and engineering skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working or managing projects that have enterprise-wide impact and/or multi-organization cross functional stakeholders.
  • Subject matter expertise with either criminal organizations, child safety, human exploitation, or fraud/scams.
  • Familiarity with sophisticated cyber threats.
  • Experience with open source investigation techniques and familiarity with a variety of internet research tools.
  • Experience working with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones.
  • Experience to work within a fast-paced environment where priorities shift and change.
  • Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight.
  • BS/MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligence Studies, Cybersecurity or related field.
About Meta
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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$105,000/year to $173,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Individual compensation is determined by skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Compensation details listed in this posting reflect the base hourly rate, monthly rate, or annual salary only, and do not include bonus, equity or sales incentives, if applicable. In addition to base compensation, Meta offers benefits. Learn more about benefits at Meta.
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