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Facebook Threat Investigations Manager, Information Operations in Des Moines, Iowa


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a Manager with extensive experience investigating and analyzing cyber threats. This person will be responsible for leading, developing, and scaling a threat investigations team with the goal of predicting, tracking, and responding to advanced cyber threats against Facebook's community of users. The team works 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 a background conducting complex cyber investigations, with experience in quantitative analysis and data-driven decision making. Highly qualified candidates will possess a professional understanding of nation state operations and motivations, and will have worked at a multinational company. It is important candidates are focused on team success, and are self-starters.

Required Skills:

  1. Staff and manage a high-performance team in a technical investigations and intelligence organization

  2. Develop and hone strategy to discover, investigate, track, and disrupt online bad actors with the interest and capability to target Facebook

  3. Develop a program to maximize the team's impact, to include creating team policies, making process improvements, and working with partner engineering and solutions teams

  4. Systematically work to apply insights gleaned from investigations and other inputs to proactively mitigate risk

  5. Develop, coach, mentor, and ensure high performance in a fast-paced environment

  6. Work closely with partner teams and technical investigations staff across the company and collaborate with broader security industry partners

  7. Scale investigative processes through innovations in tools, procedures, and workflow

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 6+ years of investigations work experience involving technical online threats or computer network operations

  2. 4+ years of leadership experience

  3. Experience shaping strategy and executing against that strategy, with prioritization of people and resources

  4. Experience working cross-functionally with security engineers, analysts, project managers, technicians, policy, legal, communications, and customers

  5. Experience in crisis management or incident response environments, either in a coordination or investigator capacity

  6. Knowledge of information operations, nation state, criminal, or supply chain threats

  7. Knowledge of relational databases, SQL, and Python

  8. Analytical and problem-solving experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience managing and/or working with high-performance teams focused on investigations, analytics (including developing data pipeline architecture, organizational metrics, and insights into problems) and engineering (infrastructure, tool development, and system design)

  2. Demonstrated success presenting complex data (qualitative and quantitative) in a clear and compelling manner that inspires action

  3. Experience working with or in support of diverse communities and global teams

  4. Knowledge of network security

  5. Knowledge of programming languages

  6. BA/BS or Master's degree in an analytical field such as Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Strategic Intelligence, or Information Systems

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

  8. Regional knowledge and/or language skills

  9. Demonstrated experience for understanding the intersection of global security risks, and how they apply to Facebook

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. Facebook 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