Facebook Director of Internal Detection and Response in Menlo Park, California


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Facebook's Detection and Security Infrastructure team is responsible for developing the systems and software necessary to protect the data that billions of people entrust with the Facebook family of products, including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. A key component of the organization is the Internal Detection and Response team whose mission is to detect and respond to internal abuse and compromise. We are looking for a leader with strong organizational leadership skills, a background in intrusion detection and mitigation, a demonstrated ability to manage both engineering and operational teams, a demonstrated progression of management scope, and a passion for managing outstanding managers, analysts, and engineers in a fast-paced environment.

Required Skills:

  1. Support a team of highly capable engineers, analysts, responders, and engineering managers that help keep Facebook’s systems safe.

  2. Support the Internal Detection and Response organization in following through on their existing roadmap and help the organization define what comes next.

  3. Work closely with leaders across the company to help them integrate detection technologies.

  4. Work closely with security leadership to help define company-wide security goals and ensure detection and response goals are properly represented and aligned.

  5. Collaborate with leadership to define company-wide security risk thresholds and help teams balance usability and security needs in their decision making.

  6. Provide executive leadership with a consolidated view of our detection and response posture.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 10+ years of work experience in software or security engineering, including 5+ years of proven hands-on technical management experience of engineers and engineering managers

  2. Experience running operational teams

  3. Demonstrated experience in recruiting and managing technical teams, including performance management

  4. Demonstrated technical experience across security disciplines – intrusion detection and response, network security, infrastructure, etc.

  5. A proven experience building relationships with key stakeholders and business leaders

  6. Experience coding in at least one language (even if it is not one that Facebook uses)

  7. BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

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.