Threat Investigator, Information Operations

Threat Investigator, Information Operations
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The threat intelligence teams at Meta are dedicated to protecting the users of our family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) by leading intelligence development, and deep dive investigations, illuminating adversarial threats, delivering cross-problem awareness, and driving mitigation. We are a mission driven team with a passion for protecting people. We are seeking an experienced analyst/investigator, 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 cyber-supported abuses. 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.
Threat Investigator, Information Operations Responsibilities
  • Lead strategy, development, and implementation of our information operations workstream across a range of internal stakeholders
  • 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, identify enforcement strategies, recommend product changes
  • Develop and own end-to-end process execution
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3+ years of experience working in intelligence, investigative research, international geo-political, trust and safety, cybersecurity, or human rights functions
  • Experience contributing to tactical and strategic finished intelligence on geopolitical, cyber and/or violent actor behaviors and activities
  • Experience with data analysis tools and techniques
  • Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats and online threat actors
  • Experience thinking critically and qualify assessments with solid communications skills
  • Proven track record of managing and executing on short-term and long-term projects
  • Experience prioritizing tasks, projects, and investigative needs and experience executing with minimal direction or oversight
Preferred Qualifications
  • Deep understanding and knowledge regional politics, history in Latin America, Sub-saharan Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, or others
  • Language proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Mandarin, or others
  • SQL and/or Python proficiency
  • Experience working or managing projects that have enterprise-wide impact and/or multi-organization cross functional stakeholders
  • Experience working with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones
  • Experience with open source investigation techniques and familiarity with a variety of internet research tools
  • 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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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $136,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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