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Principal Data Scientist

Software Engineering
018284 Requisition #

Are you passionate about Big Data, AI and Machine Learning?  Do you relish the opportunity to turn data science into new commercial products?  

Join our newly formed Web Security team  

Our newly centralized team form part of the Web Security Engineering team. With access to Akamai’s big data platforms and data science, this innovative department will be responsible for providing insights, creating working prototypes and proof of concepts for future products, and improving current products and services.  

Use big data platforms to shape our future products   

Acting as the bridge between research, analysis and product development, you will play an instrumental role in shaping our web security capabilities. Responsible for analyzing and manipulating large and complex data sets, you will identify meaningful trends that will form the basis of working prototypes of Akamai’s future products.  

As a Principal Data Scientist you will be responsible for:  

Developing techniques on large data sets to improve malicious bot detection, behavioral authentication and fraud detection  

Designing scalable processes to collect, manipulate, present, and analyze large datasets in a production ready environment  

Developing working prototypes of algorithms, evaluating and comparing metrics on real-world data sets  

Contribute to security community either through customer collaboration or through papers, blogs, and presentations.   

Do what you love  

To be successful in this role you will:  

Have experience with techniques in ML, and AI space such as Deep Learning  

Be passionate for taking ownership of and solving complex product requirements  

Be excited about translating big data research into great products   

Have experience of Python and working with data science tools such as Hadoop and Spark  

Enjoy working with Data Structures, and Algorithms  

Demonstrate strong collaboration and communicating skills  

Education and Experience  

Applicants must meet one of the following education and experience requirements:   

* 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree or  

* 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree or  

* 5 years of relevant experience and a PhD or  

* Equivalent professional experience  

Work in a way that works for you  


We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different. We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role; please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:      

•           Once you are up to speed with how we work, you are able to work some days remotely by coordinating with the manager, to fit around your home life.   

•           Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive    

•        Working 4 days a week or reducing the time you work during the day 

Working with us  

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.  

Working for you  

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:  

·       Your health  

·       Your finances  

·       Your family  

·       Your time at work  

·       Your time pursuing other endeavours  

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.  

About us  

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled team drive progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.   

Join us  

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!     

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. 


About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit and follow @AkamaiCareers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other’s diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at

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