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Data Scientist

Primary Location Santa Clara, California Additional Locations Date posted 01/22/2018
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Job Description:

With the mission of capturing the biggest market share in the area of cyber security, network security, endpoint security, threat research, malware research, cloud security, we work together for a common goal of shaping the company’s future by designing and building the best in class robust and scalable security products for consumer and enterprise customers. As industry top performers, we aim to develop optimized high performance system software solutions with high availability and reliability.

This is where you come in. We are looking for a new team member who defined by his/her unique and innovative skills, style or point of view. You can be an architect, scientist, threat researcher, or a coder as long as you design things that matter.

The Data Scientist will develop and enhance advanced data mining algorithms and machine learning, which will help drive data analysis for a wide range of information and product features.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Collaborate with other engineers to formulate innovative solutions to experiment and implement advanced data mining algorithms in cloud-based application security space
· Hands-on in application/development of machine learning techniques on the large datasets to solve business problems
· Communicate complex concepts and the results of the analyses in a clear and effective manner to senior management
· Big Data experience, ideally using Hadoop technology stack

Professional Competencies
· Passion for working with big data and professional experience in data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning, predictive modeling and data manipulation preferred
· Working knowledge of Big Data processing, e.g., Map-Reduce and Spark
· Proven ability to work with a team as well as work independently
· A can-do attitude to carry out a project from scratch to production on a timely basis
· A great communicator, execution focus, and superb attention to details

Required Experience and Skills
· Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields
· 7+ years’ experience with a Master’s Degree as Data Scientist or 3+ years’ experience with a Doctoral Degree as a Data Scientist
· 2+ years programming experience in a distributed systems environment using one or more of Java, Python or Scala.
· 2+ years model development experience using one of R or Python (scikit-learn)
· 2+ years experience exploring data in using Hive, SQL or SprakSQL.
· Experience and knowledge of Security domain, particularly Anomaly Detection and Behavior Modeling
· Strong understanding of one or more of Bayesian Statistics, Deep Learning, Time Series Analysis, Unsupervised Learning and State Space Models.
· Experience in optimizing big data pipeline a plus
· Excellent problem solver, analytic thinker and quick learner



Job type:

Experienced Hire


Shift 1 (United States of America)

Primary Location:

US, California, Santa Clara

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