Facebook Threat Investigator in Washington, District Of Columbia


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Facebook's Threat Intelligence teams are looking for investigators with extensive experience in investigating and analyzing online threat actors and their activity, and actively implementing countermeasures. The teams work on proactively understanding the global threat landscape as it manifests on our products or against our own corporate assets, and helps guide the company in its responses to these threats. Investigators will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, complicated, and high-visibility security risks the company is facing. The potential for impact with this work is substantial, as outcomes could affect the billions of people who use our products.

The perfect candidate will have an investigative background, with experience in quantitative and technical fields and data-driven decision making. Highly qualified candidates will possess a professional understanding of security risk and geopolitical issues, and will have worked at a multinational company. It is highly important candidates are focused on results, and are self-starters.

Required Skills:

  1. Identify and investigate online bad actors with the interest and capability to target Facebook and its users

  2. Track high priority threat campaigns and identify, develop and implement countermeasures

  3. Lead technical investigations from start-to-finish, to include effectively communicating actionable results to different audience types

  4. Investigate, mitigate, and forecast emerging technical trends

  5. Engage constructively in cross-functional projects

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge in Python, PHP, Perl, or similar scripting languages

  2. Experience investigating and acting on high-impact threats and online threat actors

  3. Experience conducting data analysis

  4. Experience in thinking critically and qualifying assessments with communications experience

  5. Proven track record of managing and executing on short-term and long-term projects

  6. Experience prioritizing and executing with minimal direction or oversight

  7. Experience working across the security community

  8. Experience working with large-scale data analytics (e.g. Hadoop)

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to work with a team spanning multiple locations/time zones

  2. Writing signatures as countermeasures

  3. Familiarity with cross-platform threats

  4. Regional knowledge and/or language skills

  5. Understanding the intersection of global security risks, and how they apply to Facebook and its users

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal 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. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.