Privacy Engineer, Incident Response and Investigation

Privacy Engineer, Incident Response and Investigation
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Meta's Privacy Incident Response Engineering team is seeking a Privacy Engineer with experience in identifying, scoping, containing and eradicating real-world privacy threats to products and infrastructure. We are looking for engineers with a passion for protecting our users’ privacy and security by triaging, mitigating, remediating and learning from security/privacy incidents and potential weaknesses found in our systems. You will be a key partner to cross-functional teams, such as Legal and Policy, to ensure that incidents are accurately communicated and documented. Your skills will be the foundation of security initiatives that protect the security and privacy of billions of people. You will advance Meta’s mission of making the world more open and connected by identifying and neutralizing threats that aim to collect sensitive information or disrupt our systems.
Privacy Engineer, Incident Response and Investigation Responsibilities
  • Triage & fact identification: Get the right people involved to understand what has happened and assess impact.
  • Follow the facts uncovered in triage to mitigate and remediate the incident.
  • Review and understand what happened and ensure that the root cause and contributing factors are identified, documented, and remediated.
  • Apply technical understanding to ensure Meta learns from each incident to ensure it doesn’t resurface.
  • Drive investigations and retrospectives to ensure Meta's privacy posture keeps improving.
  • Partner with Privacy Leadership and engineering leaders across the company to prioritize Privacy issues across products and infrastructure while balancing tradeoffs and business goals.
  • Identify and prioritize projects that improve Meta's ability to handle Privacy Incidents, consistently, better and faster.
Minimum Qualifications
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years work experience in technical privacy or security engineering domains, including incident response, application privacy/security, and/or offensive security.
  • 2+ years work experience coding in Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ (or equivalent language) including code maintenance and review.
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and remediating real-world privacy/security threats.
  • Technical experience across other Privacy or Security disciplines, e.g., Application Security/Privacy.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience within a corporate environment communicating technical issues and their implications to other areas of the business.
  • Experience managing large-scale incidents with broad, public visibility.
  • Technical contributions to the privacy or security community (e.g., public research, blogging, presentations).
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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