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Senior Data Scientist

Software Engineering
018635 Requisition #


If you have a deep passion for data and security, love handling massive data sets, and get excited from solving hard problems, employing novel techniques in AI and Machine Learning, Akamai is the place for you. We are seeking a highly motivated Data Scientist who will work with team of scientists developing the next generation of Akamai's security algorithms, which are used to protect our global customer base from DDoS attacks

Major Responsibilities include
* Analyze large volumes of data to develop and improve for malicious bot detection, behavioral     authentication and fraud detection.
* Design scalable processes to collect, manipulate, present, and analyze large datasets in a   production ready environment, using Akamai's big data platform.
* Develop working prototypes of algorithms (involving AI, ML and Statistics) and evaluate and   compare metrics based on the real-world data sets. 
* Work closely with our engineers to deliver code across our platform.
* Contribute to security community either through customer collaboration or through papers, blogs,   and presentations.

About the Team

Akamai’s Prolexic DDoS mitigation platform runs across 18 global scrubbing centers and has a mitigation capacity of 7.8 Tbps.  Hundreds of the most important companies on the planet rely on it to keep them online in the face of daunting attacks, including the largest DDoS attack on record. At present we proactively mitigate around 75% of attacks, and we are looking for a motivated and action oriented data scientists who can help bring our automation capabilities to the next level.

Required Education and Experience

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

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

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

* 2 years of relevant experience and a PhD or

* Equivalent professional experience"

Required Skills

* 2+ years experience in applied math, statistics, machine learning, computer science or relevant   subject

* 2 years experience with most recent techniques in the ML, AI space such as Deep Learning

* 2 years solving challenging analytical problems

* 2 years experience in applying machine learning/statistical techniques to real-world data

* 2 years working with Data Structures, Algorithms and Design Patterns

* 2 years experience working with programming languages and big data environments, specifically,   Python, Java, Spark and Hadoop

* 4 years of experience with relational databases.

 Desired Qualifications:

* Experience working with time series data and databases

* Good grasp of low level networking and how the internet works

* Good understanding of statistics

* Understanding of DDoS attacks and mitigations is a plus

* Ability to work productively with team members, identify and resolve tough issues in a collaborative   manner

* Beyond Technology, an intrinsic passion for solving the customer problem

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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