Security Engineer, Investigations - i3

at Meta in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description


The Integrity, Investigations, and Intelligence (i3) teams at Meta are dedicated to protecting the users of our family of applications (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus) from a multitude of threats including: criminal organizations, human trafficking and exploitation, and scams/fraud. We are seeking security engineers to investigate sophisticated threat actors, advance investigative methods, automate and mature team processes through tooling, and use innovative approaches to protecting people from offline harm. You will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, complicated, and high-visibility risks the company is facing. The ideal candidate will be an innovative self-starter, who is motivated by our mission and results-driven, and will be able to extract, assimilate, and correlate a wide variety of data in order to surface and disrupt threat actors across multiple spaces. Successful candidates must have a proficiency in scripting languages such as PHP or Python and be comfortable with various technical investigative skills.

Required Skills:

Security Engineer, Investigations – i3 Responsibilities:

1. Proactively hunt for threats and undetected abuse by leveraging internal data, open-source intelligence, and third party private intelligence.

2. Investigate complex cases to understand how abuse is occurring and implement enforcement strategies to mitigate and/or detect harm.

3. Identify areas to automate investigative tooling and tradecraft.

4. Analyze and interpret large datasets to advance investigations, quantify trends or support findings.

5. Implement effective strategies to prevent and disrupt abuse at scale.

6. Address sensitive content issues, including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other objectionable material.

7. This role involves exposure to graphic and/or objectionable content including but not limited to graphic images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other potential objectionable material, i.e. child exploitation, graphic violence, self-injury, animal abuse, and other content which may be considered offensive or disturbing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

8. 5+ years work experience in cyber security, private sector security investigations and intelligence, government, and/or intelligence.

9. Experience working with Python, PHP or similar scripting languages

10. Proven experience conducting large scale data analysis and utilizing big data tools such as Maltego, Palantir, Tableau, etc.

11. Track record of effective communication and presenting technical findings.

12. Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight.

13. Experience to work within a fast-paced environment where priorities shift and change.

14. A combination of investigative skills and engineering skills.

15. Experience working with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

16. Experience working or managing projects that have enterprise-wide impact and/or multi-organization cross functional stakeholders.

17. Subject matter expertise with either criminal organizations, child safety, human exploitation, or fraud/scams.

18. Familiarity with sophisticated cyber threats.

19. Experience with open source investigation techniques and familiarity with a variety of internet research tools.

20. BS/MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Information Systems, Intelligence Studies, Cybersecurity or related field.

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.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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Job Posting: JC259076786

Posted On: Apr 29, 2024

Updated On: Jun 19, 2024

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