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Principal Lead Data Scientist

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Applicants must meet the following education and experience requirements:
* 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Math, Statistics, Data Science or relevant subject or its equivalent or
* 8 years of relevant experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Math, Statistics, Data Science or relevant subject

Required Skills
* BS or MS in Computer Science, Applied Math, Statistics, Data Science or relevant subject
* 8 years experience with statistics and/or Data Science algorithms/techniques
* 8 years experience with data structures, algorithms and programming techniques
* 8 years experience working with programming languages and big data environments, specifically, Python, SQL, Unix.

Desired Skills:
* Passion for solving challenging analytical problems
* Ability to work productively with team members, identify and resolve tough issues in a collaborative manner
* Previous research experience in Machine Learning, specifically anomaly detection and data mining
* Understanding of Web Application security, specifically topics such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, CSRF and so forth
* Fraud modeling experience
* Bot detection experience

About Akamai
Akamai’s global footprint of over 220,000 servers provides an overlay network with scale and capacity to not just deliver the largest web events but also secure the largest Internet brands from attack. Akamai builds and extends highly fault-tolerant wide area distributed content delivery and application acceleration systems to improve performance, security, reliability and availability of high-value web sites. Akamai powers over 85% of the top online retailers, with over $100 billion in annual revenue.

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

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

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