Privacy Engineer, Incident Response and Investigation

at Meta in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


Meta’s Privacy Incident Response Engineering team is seeking a Privacy Engineer with experience in identifying, scoping, containing and eradicating real-world privacy threats to products and infrastructure. We are looking for engineers with a passion for protecting our users’ privacy and security by triaging, mitigating, remediating and learning from security/privacy incidents and potential weaknesses found in our systems. Your skills will be the foundation of security initiatives that protect the security and privacy of billions of people. You will advance Meta’s mission of making the world more open and connected by identifying and neutralizing threats that aim to collect sensitive information or disrupt our systems.

Required Skills:

Privacy Engineer, Incident Response and Investigation Responsibilities:

1. Triage & fact identification: Get the right people involved to understand what has happened and assess impact.

2. Follow the facts uncovered in triage to mitigate and remediate the incident.

3. Review and understand what happened and ensure that the root cause and contributing factors are identified, documented, and remediated.

4. Apply technical understanding to ensure Meta learns from each incident to ensure it doesn’t resurface.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

5. B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent work experience.

6. 3+ years work experience in technical privacy or security engineering domains, including incident response, application privacy/security, and/or offensive security.

7. 2+ years work experience coding in Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ (or equivalent language) including code maintenance and review.

8. Experience identifying, analyzing, and remediating real-world privacy/security threats.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

9. 5+ years work experience in technical privacy or security engineering domains, including incident response, application privacy/security, and/or offensive security.

10. Technical experience across other Privacy or Security disciplines, e.g., Application Security/Privacy.

11. Experience within a corporate environment communicating technical issues and their implications to other areas of the business.

12. Technical contributions to the privacy or security community (e.g., public research, blogging, presentations).

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: JC261203537

Posted On: Jun 13, 2024

Updated On: Jul 18, 2024

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