Threat Investigator

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 07

Position description

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 Threat Investigator to join our Threat Discovery team. The candidate will be responsible for helping Facebook learn about global threats that could manifest within Facebook’s family of products in an effort to make Facebook and its users more secure through product and policy changes. The candidate will work with partners across the company and internally share their investigative findings in an effort to make our products and users more secure through product and policy changes. The potential for impact with this work is substantial, as outcomes could affect the billions of people who use our products. Investigators will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging, complicated, and high-visibility security risks the company is facing.  
The perfect candidate will have a multidisciplinary investigative background, experience working with vendors, and the ability to make risk-based decisions. It is highly important candidates are focused on results and are self-starters. 


  • Conduct investigations of potential threats that can manifest on Facebook’s platforms using a variety of methodologies

  • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to solicit requirements and gather feedback

  • Think creatively and develop tactical/strategic plans to address challenges

  • Develop open, positive and effective relationships with private sector partners

  • Manage multiple investigations at once while effectively prioritizing time

  • Work cross-functionally with other analytic and investigative teams across the company


  • 5+ years of post-college investigative experience conducting technical and non-technical investigations
  • Experience influencing teams and projects without official authority

  • Experience in managing vendors and ensuring project execution

  • Experience making risk-based decisions

  • Experience understanding different cultures and how those cultures utilize Facebooks products

  • Knowledge of current events and international affairs

  • Knowledge of operational security


  • Understanding of global geopolitical, cultural and social issues

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn SQL or other data analytics programming languages

  • Familiarity and experience working in the context of an intelligence organization

  • Multilingual fluency

  • Experience working with or for an Internet-based company

  • Adversarial mindset

  • Results-driven self-starter with ability to prioritize

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