Privacy Engineer - Red Team

Privacy Engineer - Red Team
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Meta's Privacy Red Team is seeking experienced, passionate ethical hackers who thrive on discovering privacy weaknesses, to better protect user privacy of over a billion people. Your adversarial mindset and offensive privacy skills will be put to work carrying out offensive privacy testing on operations across our products and services. You will partner with engineering and product teams, in driving remediation of weaknesses you have identified, to ensure that Meta leads with world-class privacy practices.
Privacy Engineer - Red Team Responsibilities
  • Source, plan and lead in-depth offensive privacy red team operations.
  • Execute deep technical, hands-on, offensive privacy testing to identify and exploit privacy weaknesses.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to drive remediation of privacy weaknesses.
  • Effectively communicate findings from operations to a technically diverse audience.
  • Continuously identify and test ways that we can be better by improving team processes.
  • Be an advocate for best practice in protecting user data against privacy threat actors.
  • Planning and leading campaign-style red team operations testing response capabilities/teams.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 5+ years experience in a related discipline such as red teaming, penetration testing, vulnerability research, product security or security/privacy research.
  • 3+ years hands-on offensive testing skills (e.g. offensive security, pentesting, red teaming, vulnerability research, etc.).
  • 2+ years experience of scripting (PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, etc.).
  • Communication experience with researchers, engineering and product teams.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with offensive testing of at least one of the following: web, iOS, Android.
  • Experience with big data and relational databases (Hive, Presto, MySQL, etc.).
  • Contributions to the privacy or security community (participation in bug bounty programs, public research, blogging, presentations, etc.).
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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$143,000/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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