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Facebook Privacy Incident Investigation Engineer Intern 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's Privacy team is seeking Incident Investigation Engineer interns with a passion for protecting security and privacy through triaging, mitigating, remediating and learning from security privacy incidents and application-level weaknesses potentially found in our systems. Your skills will be the foundation of initiatives that protect the privacy of over two billion people. You will advance Facebook's mission to make privacy a priority in everything we do by identifying and remediating instances of inappropriate data use or access. Come and help us make life hard for the bad guys!

Required Skills:

  1. Work with teams across the company, investigating privacy issues in all of FB's family of products including Oculus, Instagram, Workplace, and more.

  2. Triage and determine priority of several incidents at once and work cross functionally with analysts, legal, and product teams to determine privacy issue root causes

  3. Suggest remediation, and determine full scope of impact of incident

  4. Reproduce vulnerabilities or privacy issues with appropriate tooling and instrumentation for data analysis

  5. Develop software tooling to automate repetitive investigative tasks or allow analysts to interact with specific datasets

  6. This role can shift between data exploration, software development, triaging incidents, reviewing code for security/privacy flaws, or all of the above.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Has a passion for protecting people’s privacy, Incident Response, and/or Incident Investigation

  2. Experience with Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ or an equivalent language

  3. Familiarity with web application security and privacy vulnerabilities and exploits

  4. Comfortable communicating with both technical and non-technical stakeholders

  5. Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

  6. Must be in the process of obtaining a Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Forensics, Electrical Engineering or a similar program

  7. Must be returning to the degree program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Cyber forensics investigative experience or relevant classwork

  2. Web security experience or relevant classwork

  3. Penetration testing experience or relevant classwork

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