Software Engineer (Technical Leadership) - Privacy Tech

Software Engineer (Technical Leadership) - Privacy Tech
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Menlo Park, CA
The Applied Privacy Tech team leads data minimization efforts for data we use at Meta. We set company-wide standards and guidelines on how to minimize data across use cases and throughout the data life cycle. Our team’s expertise and guidance is critical to unblocking major privacy decisions and product launches with huge business value implications, creating a balance between privacy and signal recovery. We also develop privacy enhancing technologies that enable data minimization using state of the art techniques for anonymization, de-identification and encryption.
Software Engineer (Technical Leadership) - Privacy Tech Responsibilities
  • This role has large scope, dealing with problems across the privacy org and across products, helping set guidance, and maintain a privacy bar that impacts products and revenues. The TL would work with a number of engineers in our team of 25 SWEs but more importantly work across privacy with PMs, Legal, Policy and other TLs across privacy and products helping shape the company’s strategy and long term position in key privacy areas. You would help set new technical directions for various teams both within and outside privacy and help unblock hard decisions and escalations that require considering both technical and non-technical trade-offs. The role of data minimization in addressing key privacy and regulatory problems in the company has been constantly growing in the company. Our work touches all products, impacts major revenue streams and helps meet regulatory requirements using strong technical measure. Hence, there is significant growth opportunity for an individual in this role to work with large number of teams and people in various functions and have high visibility. The scope of the work will grow with the IC as there is no shortage of problems to solve in this space.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Advanced qualifications in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing systems with multi-function/multi-disciplinary threads
  • Experience communicating across multiple teams
  • Experience working cross-disciplinary, mentor team members and best practices
  • 8+ years of industry experience in the software engineering domain
  • Proficiency in building and designing software systems
  • Vast experience communicating and working across functions to drive solutions
  • Experience in driving large cross-functional/industry-wide engineering efforts
Preferred Qualifications
  • Privacy domain expertise. IC/PM skills
  • 4+ years of experience in research or R&D in the Security or Privacy domain
  • 2+ years of experience in privacy or security engineering
  • 4+ years of experience as technical lead for a project of 4 or more individuals
  • Experience working with in across teams and functions and ambiguous domains
  • Experience with Ads/Monetization technology and ecosystem
  • Experience in Cryptography, Differential Privacy or related technologies
  • Familiarity with the privacy regulation landscape
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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$213,000/year to $293,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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