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Meta (formerly known as Facebook)

Privacy Engineer, Implementation Review



Full Time

On Site


Menlo Park, California, United States

Meta’s Privacy Engineering organization is seeking a technical leader to identify, advise, investigate and mitigate privacy violations and/or exposures in our products. Your expertise in privacy design will be the foundation of initiatives that protect the data of over 2 billion people, advancing our mission to make privacy a priority in everything we do.Your skills will be the foundation for understanding privacy risks in Meta initiatives by being the technical advocate for privacy decisions and discussions across the company. You will be relied upon to provide engineering and product teams with the privacy expertise necessary to make confident product decisions.

Privacy Engineer, Implementation Review Responsibilities:

  • Review technical implementation details and design documentation for new systems and features to ensure compliance with policy and legal requirements, while giving guidance on improving privacy features in those systems.
  • Play a key role in driving code and architecture reviews as well as large cross-company privacy reviews of products and features.
  • Conduct technical reviews for new features and identify privacy concerns. Work closely with technical and non-technical teams, including Engineering, Product and Legal.
  • Provide product teams with the guidance and best practices to help protect users privacy and mitigate any risk. Work closely with Security and Privacy leaders to help define goals that are properly aligned to company-wide goals.
  • Define and articulate a clear vision for privacy, and influence leaders across all of Facebook to adopt a balanced view of product and privacy goals in overall decision-making.
  • Scale the team’s capabilities via identification and implementation of foundational tooling and process improvements.
  • Identify process and personnel bottlenecks from quantified metrics, uncovering potential optimizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 12+ 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 focusing on security/privacy related design, security/privacy incident management, or security/privacy research
  • 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
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

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

About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is proud to be an Equal Employment 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. Meta participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. Please note that Meta may leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in connection with applications for employment.

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