Facebook: Manager, Data Security Engineering

Intro

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.

Summary

The Manager, Data Security Engineering, is responsible for helping ensure we build and support proper systems and measures to protect internal Facebook data. This responsibility includes supporting teams that operate on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure and applications used for communications within the company. Managing a Data Security team requires a comprehensive understanding of a wide range of technologies, a focus on growing and developing the skills and talents of your team, and a relentless drive to focus on high-value projects and to prioritize ruthlessly.

Required Skills

  • Build, support and grow a high performing team that builds systems and frameworks to categorize, audit, and protect internal Facebook data and communications.
  • Help define Facebooks internal data security posture, with a focus on helping the company ensure that sensitive data is protected against unwanted access and distribution.
  • Help engineers develop their careers, assigning them to projects tailored to their skill levels, long-term skill development, personalities, and work styles.
  • Work closely with dedicated recruiting staff to expand the team, including sourcing candidates, interviewing candidates, participating in conferences/events, and on-boarding new employees.
  • Balance the need to keep things running with allocating time to long-term, high-impact projects.
  • Assess employee performance frequently, address under-performance, and recognize and promote excellent performance.
  • Understand technical architectures, capacity plans, tooling needs, automation plans, product launch plans, and other issues and create comprehensive plans for prioritizing technical and resourcing challenges.
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

Vaneeta Singh (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.