Palo Alto Networks Staff Data Scientist in Santa Clara, California

Our Mission

At Palo Alto Networks® everything starts and ends with our mission: protecting our way of life in the digital age by preventing successful cyberattacks. It’s not a small goal. It isn’t simple either, but we aren’t in this for the easy answer. As a company with a foundation in challenging the way things are done, we’re looking for innovators with a dedication to best. In return, your career will have a tangible impact – one that's working toward technology that affects every level of society.

Our mission doesn’t happen by treading softly – no, it happens by defining an industry. It means building products that haven't been thought of. It means selling products with a solutions mindset. It means supporting the infrastructure of a company that moves at an incredible speed – intentionally – to stay ahead of the world’s next cyberthreat.

Your Career

Are you passionate about using cutting edge data science techniques to help protect the world against cyberthreats? Join us and you’ll work with unique data sets to help protect large businesses in the world’s digital transactions, and the lifestyles they enable. What makes this problem so challenging is the dynamic nature of the threat landscape. You will bring strong knowledge of using a variety of data mining and data analysis methods to build and implement models, algorithms, and simulations. Your expertise and passion will keep us ahead of the newest cyberthreats. You will mine, interpret, and clean our data; and we will rely on you to stay curious, ask questions, connect the dots, and uncover opportunities that lie hidden. You will be part of the design and development of new groundbreaking solutions that will guide the next generation of security solutions.

The Data Science team uses data science and machine learning to solve problems throughout the company. In the words of one of our members: “we develop machine learning based highly scalable solutions to address cyber security challenges.” We are looking for a talented and motivated data scientist that can help us protect our customers using the vast amounts of data we have available.

Your Impact

  • Design and deploy training pipelines on highly scalable distributed clusters

  • Innovate new ways to use existing technologies, incorporate novel open source technologies, and come up with their own solutions to our machine learning problems

  • Work closely with teams of expert engineers and data scientists

  • Build Deep Learning Technology for solving security problems

Your Experience

  • Excellent programmer, especially with distributed systems like Hadoop or Spark

  • Strong working knowledge of Neural Networking

  • Experience in Data Mining/Information Retrieval with large data

  • Strong problem-solving skills, ability to analyze complex multivariate problems and use a systematic approach to gain quick resolution

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or related field

  • Ph.D. in Machine learning /Applied ML or MS with 2 years of Industry experience in ML

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills

The Team

To stay ahead of the curve, it’s critical to know where the curve is, and how to anticipate the changes we’re facing. For the fastest growing cybersecurity company, the curve is the evolution of cyberattacks, and the products and services that proactively address them. Our engineering team is at the core of our products – connected directly to the mission of preventing cyberattacks. They are constantly innovating – challenging the way we, and the industry, think about cybersecurity. These engineers aren’t shy about building products to solve problems no one has pursued before. They define the industry, instead of waiting for directions. We need individuals who feel comfortable in ambiguity, excited by the prospect of a challenge, and empowered by the unknown risks facing our everyday lives that are only enabled by a secure digital environment.

Our engineering team is provided with an unrivaled chance to create the products and practices that will support our company growth over the next decade, defining the cybersecurity industry as we know it. If you see the potential of how incredible people products can transform a business, this is the team for you. If you don’t wait for directions, instead, identifying new features and opportunities we have to just get better, this is your new career.

Our Commitment

We’re trailblazers that dream big, take risks, and challenge cybersecurity’s status quo. It’s simple: we can’t accomplish our mission without diverse teams innovating, together. To learn more about our dedication to inclusion and innovation, visit our Life at Palo Alto Networks page at https://www.facebook.com/LifeatPaloAltoNetworks/ and our diversity at https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/company/about-us/inclusion-diversity website.

Palo Alto Networks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity in our workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or other legally protected characteristics.

Additionally, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with a disability. If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability or special need, please contact us at accommodations@paloaltonetworks.com.

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