Facebook Legal Investigations Analyst in Menlo Park, California


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The Legal Investigations Team analyzes current trends in user safety, identifies and investigates security threats, and develops solutions to mitigate future risk. We pride ourselves in helping prevent online and real-world harm by quickly identifying and escalating sources of abusive behavior. The team is looking for a detail-oriented, motivated analyst interested in online safety, conducting pattern and trend analysis, and applying critical thinking skills. Successful candidates will be able to assess and analyze large amounts of data in order to identify sources of potential threats and abuses. In addition, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, small but growing environment, and work proactively with various teams across the organization.

This position is full-time and may be based at our Headquarters in Menlo Park, California, or at our offices in Austin, Texas.

Required Skills:

  1. Investigate cases that pose a high risk of harm to the community and identify sources of abusive behavior.

  2. Quickly and accurately assess the credibility of potential threats in an effort to prevent online and real-world harm.

  3. Identify risk patterns and link abusive behavior within a large data set.

  4. Summarize findings, generate reports, and escalate imminent threats as necessary.

  5. Work cross-functionally with internal teams on investigations, escalations, and incident response.

  6. Identify process and policy improvements and make progressive suggestions for change.

  7. Maintain quality standards while managing large volumes of time sensitive requests.

  8. Available for after-hours and occasional weekend duty.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS degree and 5+ years of investigations or analysis experience in law enforcement, security, risk, or safety domains.

  2. Analytical and investigative experience with experience assessing amounts of data in order to detect information.

  3. Experience with social media, analytical tools, and internet-based research tools.

  4. Communication experience.

  5. Experience working with issues that includes graphic violence, religious and political views, and adult content.

  6. Experience working independently and making decisions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability and inclination to protect highly confidential information.

  2. Fluency in other language(s) including Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Bengali, Tagalog, or Pashto.

  3. SQL proficiency or understanding of other coding languages.

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.