Data Scientist

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Proofpoint, Inc.
Networks, Python, SQL, Physics, Computer
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Role

Do you have a passion for applying machine learning to hard problems in new application areas? Do you keep up with the latest on GANs, ResNets, CNNs, RNNs, and Deep Reinforcement Learning but have also mastered the classics like SVM and Random Forest? Are you looking for the opportunity to work with a great team that combines algorithm design, software engineering, and domain knowledge into products that are first of their kind? If so, we are looking for you. We need a Data Scientist who will work on analyzing data from malicious actors to help uncover cyber threats. Your primary focus will be applying your skills in various areas like anomaly detection, graph mining, clustering, and predictive analytics to help us build groundbreaking services that would revolutionize the industry.

We are a fast-paced, high-energy team where you will be given the opportunity to make a significant impact. The team has a solid engineering culture that values the craftsmanship of writing great software, enjoys learning, and solving big problems.

Your day-to-day
  • Feature engineering, building and optimizing classifiers, applying machine learning and deep learning expertise
  • Blending data from disparate sources, mining the resulting data lake to build models
  • Contributing tested code to the team's git repo and working with engineering to implement models efficiently
  • Processing, cleansing and verifying integrity of data used for analysis
  • Conducting ad-hoc analysis and innovation around data visualization

What you bring to the team
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning algorithms, processes, tools and platforms including:
  • Supervised methods - Nave Bayes, Logistic Regression, SVM, ConvNet, LSTM, Siamese Networks, etc.
  • Unsupervised methods - K-means, DBSCAN, T-SNE, Spectral Clustering, SOM, LSH, etc.
  • Toolkits - numpy, scipy, scikit-learn, tensorflow, pytorch, keras, genism, vowpal wabbit, etc.
  • Python proficiency
  • Great communication skills, ability to explain predictive analytics to non-technical audience
  • Proficiency in data exploration techniques and tools, e.g. SQL, Hive, etc.
  • Excellent statistics, linear algebra, and optimization skills
  • MS in Statistics, Machine Learning, Applied Physics or Computer Science (or technical degree with commensurate industry experience). PhD preferred


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Company Information

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.
Dice Id : RTL542869
Position Id : R1020
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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