• Cybersecurity Data Scientist

    Job Location US-TX-Irving
    Posted Date 5 months ago(3/29/2018 8:46 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Employee Type
    R- Regular
    Full Time / Part Time
    Full Time
    Product Development
  • Overview

    Discover Trend … Since 1988, Trend Micro has been an internet security pioneer tackling an expanding threat landscape. When you join Trend, you join a unique global family with more than 25 years of history, marked by an entrepreneurial spirit and vision that has assured our products are always on the cutting edge in a very competitive field.  Here in Ottawa, the company has a growing office, a great culture and a willingness to give back to our community.


    Your role:  At Trend we are continuing to integrate multiple data sources into searchable repositories to help combat cybersecurity threats at all levels.  Your job at Trend will be focused on building advanced and innovative detection mechanisms for attacker techniques tactics and procedures (TTPs) using a variety of data science techniques such as data pipelining, data cleaning, machine learning, model validation & tuning, and database optimization.  We are looking for a motivated Cybersecurity Data Scientist to help us develop and deploy solutions at cloud scale as part of Trend’s next generation security portfolio.   


    As a Cybersecurity Data Scientist, you will …

    • Conduct Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA), including acquiring, engineering, and exploring various data types and log sources for detection opportunities (50%-60% of role)
    • Develop rule-based (non-ML) detection algorithms in Python
    • Determine appropriate places to implement rule-based, simple anomaly detection, or ML
    • Work with the Detections Engineering Team to transform attacker TTPs into viable, low false-positive behavioral and signature detections using a variety of techniques including supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised machine learning; emphasis on sequential classification and pattern-matching
    • Strong emphasis on feature engineering using knowledge of security log data
    • Time Series Unsupervised ML
    • Set up testing environments and conduct EDA, data cleaning, and testing
    • Optimize Python code for cloud execution
    • Contribute to data pipeline functions including data cleaning, ML pre-processing, dimensionality reduction, database optimization (Graph, KV, Document, etc.), building connectors, and search
    • Work with the Development teams to design and support our security products and platforms

    Leadership Responsibilities:

    • Develop the procedures, personnel, and data requirements for a MSSP-based threat intelligence team
    • Develop the procedures, personnel, and data requirements for a MSSP-based threat hunting team

    As a Cybersecurity Data Scientist, you have …

    • 3+ years of experience in the cybersecurity industry preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Incident Response
    • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Data Science, Analytics, Computer Science with Data Science concentration, Statistics, or a related science
    • Strong EDA skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to learn quickly
    • Experience with applied data science techniques such as data cleaning, data pipelining, machine learning, and model validation
    • Strong experience in Python, R, or Julia in a Linux environment
    • Some experience with NoSQL databases and data engineering
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

    Skills that would set you apart from other applicants …

    • Experience in cybersecurity applications development or with cybersecurity in general
    • Knowledge of IT and security logs, threat intelligence, or machine telemetry
    • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud PaaS (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)
    • Experience with Elasticsearch, ArangoDB, Redis, or similar
    • Strong self-motivation, passion for problem solving with data, and ability to work independently
    • Experience with multinomial classification, anomaly detection, deep learning, pattern-matching, or sequential classification
    • Experience in Agile Development
    • Strong Statistics background

    Trend Micro provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Trend Micro does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


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