Privacy Engineer

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.


We are looking for an Engineer who will be a technical leader for Privacy within Facebook, enforcing and creating policies and standards while disseminating learnings from any incidents. Your expertise in privacy design or incident response will be the foundation of initiatives that protect the data of over two billion people, advancing Facebook's mission to make privacy a priority in everything we do.

Required Skills

  • Review technical implementation details and design documentation for new Facebook systems and features to ensure compliance with policy and legal requirements, while giving guidance on improving privacy features in those systems
  • Determine root cause of privacy incidents and implementation failures through an in-depth and technically exhaustive investigative process
  • Provide strategic technical guidance to an expanding team and discern actionable tasks in an unstructured environment. Providing both career and technical mentorship to the members of the team
  • Scale the team's capabilities via identification and implementation of foundational tooling and process improvements
  • Work cross-functionally with product engineering, legal, and policy teams
  • Disseminate learnings from privacy reviews and incidents to raise awareness and avoid problems reoccurring
  • Set and uphold quality and throughput standards of the privacy review and/or incident management process
  • Identify process and personnel bottlenecks from quantified metrics, uncovering potential optimizations

Minimum Qualification

  • 5+ years industry experience in a role developing software in Python, PHP, Java, C/C++ (or equivalent language), including code maintenance and review
  • 5+ years experience within a corporate environment with experience communicating technical issues and their implications to leadership and other areas of the business
  • 2+ years experience mentoring and leading junior engineering teammates and providing growth opportunities to them
  • 5+ years experience focusing on security/privacy related design, security/privacy incident management, or security/privacy research
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience contributing to the security/privacy community (public research, blogging, presentations, etc.)
  • Experience triaging and investigating technical security and privacy incidents
  • Experience assessing architectural designs and implementation details seeking security and privacy shortcomings
  • Experience translating regulatory requirements (GDPR, CCPA, ePD) into actionable technical specifications


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