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Senior Data Scientist

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Engineering
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019083 Requisition #
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 identity theft fraudsters. The Data Scientist will be a member of the Cloud Security Threat Research 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.


Responsibilities:

• Research our ever-growing network traffic data set to design our machine learning based detections and infrastructure in the fields of UBA, Profiling & Biometrics
• Work closely with our engineers to design and develop the product and it’s features
Major Qualifications:

• 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.

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience with big data systems and Spark & Hadoop in particular — major advantage
• Strong understanding in Web application security - highly desired
• Experience in at least of the following fields : UBA, Profiling, Biometrics – highly desired
• Experience in the field of anti fraud detection - highly desired

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 www.akamai.com 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 www.akamai.com/diversity.


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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