Privacy Engineer, Incident Investigation

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Privacy engineers investigate potential privacy incidents that span the entire family of products at Facebook. They provide technical fact gathering, root cause analysis, code auditing, and propose and review remediation from a privacy and security perspective. Learnings from incidents are applied to related systems at Facebook, with the Privacy Engineer providing vital input to fundamental frameworks and underlying processes that drive our commitment to data privacy across our 2 Billion plus users.
Privacy Engineer, Incident Investigation Responsibilities
  • Initial triage and fact identification: for every incident initial triage occurs to understand what has happened in order to assess the scope of impact. As part of triage, facts/evidence about the incident are uncovered.
  • Provide privacy-focused technical input for mitigation and remediation, uncover incident trends requiring further action, and participate in privacy review, implementation review and audit processes.
  • Review/understand what happened: all incidents will be reviewed to understand what happened and ensure that the root cause and contributing factors are identified and documented.
  • Identify incident trends and common root causes to ensure that frameworks and processes are put in place to eliminate entire classes of incidents.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 2+ years industry experience in identifying, analyzing, scoping, containing and eradicating real-world threats.
  • 3+ years experience in developing, responding and analyzing technical security incident response for application and/or infrastructure breaches.
  • 2+ years work experience in a role coding in Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ (or equivalent language) including code maintenance and review.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience contributing to the security community (public research, blogging, presentations, etc.).
  • Experience within a corporate environment communicating technical issues and their implications to other areas of the business.
  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science.
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 $177,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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