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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Principal Lead Data Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you passionate about leveraging data to effect change?

Does analyzing the largest data set on the internet to prevent security threats excite you?

Join our highly-skilled Security Engineering team

Our team is part of the Security organization, responsible for developing products and platforms focused on security. We build unique technology that can secure the cloud and make it a safe place to do billions of transactions and handle petabytes of data every day.

Help shape the future of the Internet

In this role you'll apply your statistical analysis skills to solve security problems on a global scale. Partnering with Engineering and Product Management you'll derive actionable insights from large volumes of data. If you want to tackle problems truly on the cutting edge, this is the role for you!

As a Principal Lead Data Scientist, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading a small team of Data Scientists and directly supporting the product line head of Engineering

  • Addressing customer problems with agility amid a fast-paced security environment

  • Partnering closely with product managers to define how data science can solve security problems

  • Defining the full data science life cycle to build and implement data science and machine learning algorithms

  • Collaborating with teams of Architects, Engineers, and Threat Research to deliver end-to-end human fraud detection solutions

  • Providing technical guidance to peers on best practices and the latest Data Science technology trends

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have 12 years of relevant experience and a Bachelors degree in Mathematics, Statistics, another related field or its equivalent

  • Have prior experience leading a team of Data Scientists

  • Be experienced in Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Ensemble Decision tree, regression modeling, statistical modeling and predictive modeling

  • Have experience with various open source data analytic packages such as Pandas, numPy, Matplotlib, Scikit-learn, etc.

  • Demonstrate good understanding of data structures and algorithms, including computational complexity analysis

  • Have expertise in SQL and development experience with one of following: Scala, Java or Python

  • Be passionate about presenting complex technical information to technical and business audiences

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, we’re curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, you’ll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.