Security Engineer - Surface Coverage, Detection Engineering

at Meta in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description


Meta Security is looking for a Security Engineer with experience in threat modeling, TTP identification, and detection engineering. You’ll work alongside Software Engineers and Offensive Security Engineers to identify critical assets, assess the top risks, and evaluate potential attacks against Meta systems. You will be working across engineering teams supporting Production and Corporate systems to develop detection and response automation leveraging both industry-standard and custom detection and response platforms. You’ll generate detection ideas utilizing some of the world’s largest data sets and build on top of hyper-scale data pipelines.

Required Skills:

Security Engineer – Surface Coverage, Detection Engineering Responsibilities:

1. Lead cross-functional projects to improve our capabilities to effectively detect and respond to security incidents

2. Review security architecture of large-scale custom and commercial systems and independently propose logging, detection and prevention controls

3. Perform TTP-based Threat Modeling for a wide variety of assets including endpoints, mobile, servers, internal services, public & private cloud environments and networking equipment

4. Perform analysis against logs from a variety of sources (e.g., individual host logs, network traffic logs) to identify potential threats and detection ideas

5. Build response workflows and actions that auto-resolve false positives and provide context scaling our ability to investigate

6. Support security incident response in a cross-functional environment and drive incident resolution

7. Design and implement attack testing automation to validate detection coverage

8. Build logging pipelines using our custom datasets and infrastructure

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

9. 5+ years of experience in Detection & Response Engineering or similar Security Engineering role

10. Experience building complex automations and integrations using SOAR platforms

11. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Security

12. Experience designing systems used for responding to both external and insider threats

13. Experience analyzing network and host-based security events

14. Knowledge of networking technologies, specifically TCP/IP and the related protocols

15. Knowledge of operating systems, file systems, and memory structures on Windows, MacOS and Linux

16. Coding/scripting experience in one or more general purpose languages

17. Experience with attacker tactics, techniques, and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

18. Background in security-focused software engineering, designing large scale systems and data pipelines, or offensive security

19. Experience in threat hunting including leveraging intelligence data to proactively identify and iteratively investigates suspicious behavior across networks and systems

20. Broad knowledge across the Security domain, as well as deep focus in one (or more) areas such as Logs and events processing, Incident Management, Digital Forensics, Offensive Security Testing, Detection and/or Response tooling development

Public Compensation:

$143,000/year to $208,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity:

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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Job Posting: JC256190202

Posted On: Mar 02, 2024

Updated On: May 20, 2024

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