Senior Data Scientist, Security

Full Time
San Jose, CA
Areas of Interest: Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Assessment and Management
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Overview


We are looking for fast thinking, A-team players to join our company.
So if you're looking for an incredible place to work that celebrates innovation, leadership and creativity, please contact us. Splunk offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits. When you join Splunk you'll be working with a team of wicked-smart people who are passionate about our products and our customers' success.

 

The Data Scientist role involves working on all stages of the data science pipeline, from acquiring and understanding various security telemetry, to modeling various behaviors and attacks, to evaluating performance of the developed models. The role requires implementing data science models in a commercial product. The emphasis is on security, including understanding user behaviors, advanced analytics and visualization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand various types of data, with emphasis on enterprise security and enterprise fraud
  • Be informed and creative – know about relevant problems, devise new solutions
  • Interact closely with security research and product management teams to improve and grow the product.
  • Research, evaluate and implement models for tracking key security metrics
  • Motivate your ideas by proof-of-concept prototypes
  • Provide production level implementation in a Scala/Spark based product
  • Strive to devise interpretable models and effective ways of visualizing findings

Required Experience/Skills & Education:

  • Expertise in one or more data science toolkits Scikit-learn, MLlib/Breeze, R, Weka - is a requirement
  • PhD in Computer Science, Math, Statistics with emphasis on security or machine learning - is a requirement
  • Publications in premier venues (e.g., ACM CCS, NDSS, Oakland, SIGMOD, KDD, SIGCOMM) - stronglypreferred
  • Domain expertise in security or fraud - strongly preferred
  • Ability to code in Java or Scala, or Python, ideally for 5+ years - is a requirement
  • Track record of concrete projects/use cases, experience with a code development process (version control systems, etc.) - added plus
  • Data science experience with Spark/MLlib - added plus
  • Experience in working with large datasets via SQL, Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig, Hive - preferred
  • Experience with graph algorithms and GraphX - preferred
About Splunk
Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone.  Machine data is a fast growing and pervasive part of “big data”—generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile phone location data, website clickstreams, social data, sensors, RFID and much more.

Splunk is focused specifically on the challenges and opportunity of effectively managing massive amounts of machine data, and providing a next-generation platform for powerful new applications.  Since shipping its software in 2006, Splunk now has over 10,000 customers in 100 countries around the world. These organizations are using Splunk to harness the power of their machine data for application management, IT operations and infrastructure management, cybersecurity, compliance, web intelligence, business analytics and more.  Innovation is in our DNA – from technology to the way we do business. Splunk software has become a platform for machine data!

Splunk has more than 1,700 global employees, with headquarters in San Francisco, an office in Cupertino, CA and regional headquarters in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

We’ve built a phenomenal foundation for success with a proven leadership team, highly passionate employees and unique patented software.  We invite you to help us continue our drive to define a new industry and become part of an innovative, and disruptive software company.

Benefits & Perks: Wow! This is really cool!
San Francisco Only
Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO, sick leave, stocked micro kitchens in Splunk offices, catered lunches on Mondays, catered breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer, “Fun Fridays”.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Non San Francisco
Medical, full company paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts, Commuter Accounts, Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k), 3 weeks of PTO and sick leave.  Our work environments vary by location however we believe in hosting amenities and fun activities to fuel our energy.  You may find fully stocked micro kitchens, catered lunches on Mondays and breakfast on Fridays, basketball hoops, ping pong, arcade games, BBQ’s, soccer and “Fun Fridays”.   

This isn’t a job – it’s a life changer – are you ready?

Individuals seeking employment at Splunk are considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or medical condition (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), genetic information, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Click here to review the US Department of Labor’s EEO is The Law notice. Please click here to review Splunk's EEO Policy Statement.

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Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most valuable parts of big data -- generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile devices, website clickstreams, social data, sensors and more. 

Splunk is the leading software platform for machine data that enables customers to gain real-time Operational Intelligence. Our company's mission is to address the challenges and opportunities of managing massive streams of machine-generated big data. More than three quarters of the Fortune 100 and thousands of enterprises, universities, government agencies and service providers use Splunk software to harness the power of their machine data for application management, IT operations, security, web intelligence, customer and business analytics and more. 

Splunk helps customers solve problems in ways they could never dream before. With Splunk, all you need is a browser and your imagination.

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Company Industry: Computer Software
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 1,001-5000