Security Analyst

Security Analyst
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Meta is seeking a Security Analyst to join our Internal Detection and Response team. This Analyst will serve on the front lines of Meta’s networks and support a critical support function in ensuring the security of personnel and assets throughout our various offices/networks across the world. The Analyst will be leveraging an armory of tools, systems, and databases that provide advanced correlation and analysis capabilities to identify both internal and external cybersecurity threats in our environment. Utilizing Meta’ advanced internal tooling, and massive scale data processing, this position will monitor worldwide events in real-time, assess potential threats, and provide accurate and timely notifications of these threats to the appropriate persons. The Analyst will triage alerts as they come in and utilize critical thinking to respond appropriately to these incidents. This candidate must have a drive for security, value the protection of user data, and want to learn and grow. You will collaborate closely with highly technical teams, with a diverse set of skills to tackle the panoply of challenges that we encounter at Meta scale. This is truly a unique opportunity to help defend the almost 3 billion Meta users and our global infrastructure against threats and abuse. Care to join the fight?
Security Analyst Responsibilities
  • Perform initial triage & fact identification: for every Security Incident, initial triage occurs to understand what has happened in order to assess the scope of impact. As part of triage, evidence and facts are uncovered.
  • Investigate and respond to external and internal cybersecurity threats in a timely manner while communicating clearly and proactively until remediated.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive improvements to policies and processes across teams.
  • Contribute to assignments to improve processes, capabilities, and overall security operations. Identify and recommend improvements in detection, response, communications, and remediation to reduce complexity and improve efficiency and effectiveness of the team.
  • Diligent and up-to-date documentation/reporting throughout the triage and incident response process: Review and understand what happened to ensure that the root cause and contributing factors are identified and documented.
  • Understand the security needs of internal and external stakeholders, regulators, and auditors.
  • Perform other tasks and duties of a similar nature and scope as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 1+ years of professional experience in a Security Operations Center or in a relevant investigative capacity
  • 1+ years of experience navigating and understanding Windows, Linux and Mac Operating Systems and OS internals
  • Understanding and usage of tools available for investigations: EDR, SIEM/SOAR, UBA
  • Experience protecting security and privacy on the internet
  • Experience making important decisions independently and multi-tasking under pressure
  • Experience responding quickly to changing situations in complex environments without compromising quality
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience querying data with SQL
  • Experience with User Behavior Analytics (UBA) tooling
  • Experience investigating Insider Threats
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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$106,000/year to $152,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Please note the national salary range listed in the job posting reflects the new hire salary range across levels and U.S. locations that would be applicable to the position. Final salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s final level and final location. Also, this range represents base salary only and does not include the company bonus, incentive for sales roles, equity, or benefits , if applicable.
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