Akamai Technologies, Inc Data Scientist in Santa Clara, California
Santa Clara, United States
Nov 05, 2018 Post Date
014803 Requisition #
About the Job
If you have a deep passion for data and 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 with team of scientists developing the next generation of Akamai's security algorithms, which are used to protect our global customer base from web attacks, automated bots and online fraud.
About the Team
The Web Security Engineering team has responsibility for the technologies that power Security Products. These include Kona Site Defender, Bot Management, Akamai Prolexic, Web Application Firewall and Site shield. These provide protection from both DDoS and application specific web attacks with high availability.
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. The team builds and extends Akamai’s 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.
Required Education and Experience:
MS or PhD Computer Science or Applied Math or Statistics or Machine Learning
3 Years' experience with statistics and experience with machine learning algorithms/techniques
2 years' experience in applying machine learning techniques to real-world data
3 years' experience with Data Structures, Algorithms and Design Patterns
3 years' experience working with programming languages and big data environments, specifically, Python, Java, Spark and Hadoop
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
Masters or higher degree in applied math, statistics, machine learning, computer science or relevant subject
Understanding of Web Application security, specifically topics such as SQL Injection, Cross-Site Scripting, CSRF and so forth
Fraud modelling experience
Is relocation available for this position: No
Is US Citizenship required: No
Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
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 unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visitwww.akamai.comand follow @Akamaijobs onTwitter,Facebook,LinkedInandInstagram.
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 atwww.akamai.com/diversity.
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Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.