Sr. Data Scientist - Cyber Security

US, VA, Virtual Location - Virginia

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required logo

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Excited by using massive amounts of data to develop machine learning (ML) models for cyber security? Want to help the largest global enterprises operate safely in the cloud and securely derive business value through the adoption of artificial intelligence? Eager to learn from many different enterprise’s use cases of AWS ML and security services? Thrilled to be key part of Amazon, who has been investing in machine learning and cyber security, pioneering and shaping the world’s technology? Our Professional Services organization works together with our AWS customers to address their security needs – and we are investing in our use of AI, ML, and advanced analytics in this pursuit.

At AWS, we’re hiring technical specialists at the convergence of the three hottest areas in tech: Data Science, Cyber Security, and Cloud Services. Are we only hiring magical unicorns with depth of skills in all three…? Nope. You’re a great fit for this role if you have hands-on experience in data science and have some exposure to Security or Cloud. We’ll help you grow into a unicorn while you work directly with Amazon’s biggest customers – leveraging data and analytics to help them find innovative ways to work securely in the cloud.

Responsibilities include:

· Expertise – Customers using AWS are collecting more data than ever before about their network, infrastructure, services, applications, and users. There is a broad canvas of security-related data waiting to be tapped to help our customers know their information resources and keep them safe. You’re an expert with data – envisioning scenarios, cleaning data, gaining initial insight, building models, iterating, and bringing action from insight.
· Solutions – You like working with customers to solve problems and identify opportunities in their security approach and implementation. You’ll define and deliver on-site technical engagements with partners and customers. This includes not only delivering custom solution engagements, but also participating in pre-sales on-site visits, understanding customer security and compliance requirements, evaluating their data and analytics readiness, and proposing and delivering packaged offerings.
· Delivery - Lead the hands-on execution of customer engagements and internal builder projects. Customer engagements include migration of existing functionality, evolution of existing capabilities and process, and development of new applications using AWS cloud services.
· Practice Development – Helping customers is our number one goal – but it’s not our only goal. With each engagement, you’re looking for ways to collect, capture, package and share your knowledge with new customers, partners, and AWS employees. You are a force-multiplier – developing tools, services, and new artifacts to help others build on the work you deliver.
· This is a customer facing role. You will be required to travel to client locations and deliver professional services when needed.

This position can have periods of up to 10% travel.

This position requires that the candidate selected be a U.S. citizen and be willing to maintain a TS security clearance.

Basic Qualifications

· EITHER: Bachelor’s Degree in a highly quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Operational Research, Statistics, Mathematics) and 5+ years’ experience in data science and predictive modeling
· OR: Phd/MTech/MS in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Mathematics or Statistics and 3+ years’ experience in data science and predictive modeling
· Experience using Python and/or R
· Previous experience in a ML or data scientist role and a track record of building ML or DL models

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience manipulating and transforming large datasets – either on large scale RDBMS or SQL-on-Hadoop technologies such as Hive, Pig, Impala, Spark SQL, and/or Presto.
· Experience with machine learning or statistical libraries: SparkML, scikitlearn, caret, mlr, MLlib
· Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
· Effective communication and strong collaboration skills
· Commercial security solutions such as web application firewalls, IDS/IPS, SIEM, DLP, DDOS mitigation
· Experience automating IT & security tasks
· Implementation experience with enterprise security solutions such as WAF, IPS, Anti-DDOS, and SIEM
· Understanding architectural implications of meeting industry standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, and NIST/DoD frameworks

*Inclusive Team Culture*
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.

*Work/Life Balance*
Our team also puts a high value on work-life balance. Striking a healthy balance between your personal and professional life is crucial to your happiness and success here, which is why we aren’t focused on how many hours you spend at work or online. Instead, we’re happy to offer a flexible schedule so you can have a more productive and well-balanced life—both in and outside of work.

*Mentorship & Career Growth*
Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Amazon tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, visit


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