about the job:
If you have a deep passion for security, love handling massive data sets, and get excited from solving hard problems, Akamai is the place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated Data Scientist who will work on developing the next generation of Akamai's security products to protect our global customer base from APT attacks, cybercrime, and other malware threats. The Data Scientist will be a member of Akamai’s enterprise security team, and will focus on researching, designing and developing the Machine Learning algorithms for our security products, and on publishing and presenting security papers and blogs.
●Research our ever growing network traffic data set to detect malicious threats, C&C communications, compromised clients and domains, and other malicious anomalies
●Design Machine Learning algorithms identify and overcome threats using Akamai's big-data platform
●Contribute to the security community by producing and publishing blogs, security papers, and conference presentations discussing our methods and findings
●Stay up-to-date with the ML community and the security community
●Work closely with our engineers to deliver detection and prevention mechanisms
●BA/MA in Computer Science or similar field, or equivalent experience
●Strong Machine Learning / Data Science or equivalent experience
●Strong coding and scripting capabilities in Python, Scala or other languages, and in SQL
●Creative, innovative, versatile individual, willing and able to explore new territories and solve hard problems
●Highly responsible, self-disciplined, self-managed, self-motivated, able to work in a fast paced, results oriented environment
●Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
●Strong understanding of malware communications, botnet architectures, malware ecosystem etc - highly desired
●Experience with big data systems and Spark & Hadoop in particular — major advantage