Law Enforcement Data Specialist

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Teams across Facebook are dedicated to preventing real world harm and countering threats, often working with governments around the world and responding to over 400,000 requests from law enforcement a year. Our Strategic Initiatives team, which coordinates efforts across our law enforcement-related programs, is looking for a Law Enforcement Data Specialist to help our team identify insights from this unique data set and drive strategy to enable the company to anticipate emerging trends.We're looking for an experienced data expert to help us gain a deep understanding of how bad actors use Facebook, analyze current safety trends, and develop solutions to detect and mitigate risk. This person will work closely with an experienced intelligence analysis team that is working to abstract signals related to emerging real world threats for our cross-functional partners and company leadership. Your primary responsibility will be ensuring this team is able to identify the most important emerging threats as quickly as possible. You will enjoy working with cutting edge technology to explore one of the strongest data sets in the world in order to protect people around the globe. Qualified candidates will have a technical background and experience working with data analysts on large networks of nefarious actors as well as experience in deriving strategic-level insights from quantitative datasets.This role is highly cross-functional and will be expected to work with teams across the company to identify key trends in the law enforcement space that can make the platform safer.

Required Skills

  • Support the development of data pipelines and infrastructure to streamline the team's analytic workflows.
  • Provide technical and thought leadership on designing, prototyping, implementing, and automating complex analyses.
  • Create analytic notebooks using Python and other scripting languages to empower analysts with advanced analytics capabilities.
  • Use existing data to identify large networks of nefarious actors and activity.
  • Partner with our data engineering and data science teams on their development of machine-learning solutions aimed at detecting real-world threats.
  • Support the development of quantitative metrics and key performance indicators to help surface insights from structured datasets.
  • Influence cross-functional teams through the presentation of data-based recommendations.
  • Engage with technical counterparts around Facebook and work together to spot threat patterns.
  • Collaborate with an internal staff of project managers and analysts to conceptualize and produce impactful, data-driven, and compelling analysis.

Minimum Qualification

  • Functional competency in SQL
  • Experience in data visualization tools such as Tableau
  • Experience exploring and analyzing data in Hive/Hadoop
  • Development experience in scripting languages (PHP, Python, Perl, etc.)
  • Experience in developing and delivering effective communications to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience working collaboratively and to share knowledge within a fast-moving organization
  • Understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods
  • Knowledgeable in social network analysis/link analysis methods and tools

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, data science, equivalent work experience
  • Experience developing Jupyter notebooks
  • Experience working with analytics teams charged with responding to emerging crises
  • Experience providing data support to investigators or analysts at a major government or technology company
  • Understanding of legal processes and technical datasets used by law enforcement agencies to support investigations
  • Understanding of basic cyber fundamentals such as TCP/IP and the OSI Model


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