Data Science Engineer (Remote)

Posted 4 days ago
Main Location
Baltimore, MD, United States
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Thousands of developers and security professionals around the globe rely on Contrast to assist with making their software more secure. Every day we take on some of the world's most complex software problems against a wide variety of software languages with the purpose of making the Internet safer.

We pride ourselves in building a strong team of committed engineers who believe in our mission. Your effort, ideas and work will be appreciated daily. You won't have to do it alone. We believe in collaboration and sharing of ideas to make our work the best in the business.

Our Application Security Research (Contrast Labs) team is hyper-focused on continuous vulnerability and threat research affecting the world's software ecosystem. As a Data Science Engineer as part of the Research team, he or she will be responsible for expanding and optimizing data from our real-time security intelligence platform, as well as optimizing data flow and collection for cross functional teams.

The Data Science Engineer will support our research team, software developers, database architects, marketing associates, product team, and other areas of the company on data initiatives and will ensure optimal data delivery architecture is consistent throughout ongoing projects. They must be self-directed and comfortable supporting the data needs of multiple teams, systems and products. The right candidate will be excited by the prospect of optimizing or even re-designing our company's data architecture to support our next generation of products and data initiatives. It will present an opportunity as a data scientist to also contribute original research through data correlation.

The Data Science Engineer is responsible for supporting and contributing to Contrast’s growing and enhancing original security research efforts relevant to the development communities associated with Contrast Assess, Protect, and OSS platforms. Original research will be published in company blogs, papers and presentations.

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  • Conduct basic and applied research on important and challenging problems in data science as it relates to the problems Contrast is trying to solve.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional / non-functional business requirements.
  • Build the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and big data technologies.
  • Build analytics tools that utilize the data pipeline to provide actionable insights into threats, vulnerabilities, customer usage, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Help define and drive data-driven research projects, either on your own or in collaboration with others on the team.
  • Engage with Contrast’s product teams and customers to promote and seek out new data science research initiatives.
  • Create data tools for analytics and research team members that assist them in building and optimizing our product into an innovative industry leader.
  • Advanced working Structured Query Language (SQL) knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Development and presentation of content associated with the research through conference speaking and/or blogging.
About You
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.
  • They should also have experience using some of the following software/tools:
  • Big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including MongoDB and MySQL.
  • Data pipeline and workflow management tools: Azkaban, Luigi, Airflow, etc.
  • AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift
  • Stream-processing systems: Storm, Spark-Streaming, etc.
  • Object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python, Java, C++, Scala, etc.\#LI
  • 5+ years of experience in a Data Science role
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Nice to have understanding of the OWASP Top 10 and SANS/CWE Top 25.
  • You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need.
  • Attained a minimum Graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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Data Science Engineer (Remote)
Contrast Security