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Data Scientist

Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Does developing creative machine learning models addressing application security threats get your head churning?

Would you love the chance to do data science, for good?

Join our Global Web Security group

Our team is part of the Cloud Security organization, responsible for the technologies powering Akamai's security products and protecting some of the world's major internet brands. Working in partnership with other development teams, we design and create highly scalable solutions.

Shape internet security

As a Data Scientist, you will use statistics/machine learning to develop security algorithms and research emerging threats. You'll develop tools to visualize and analyze their outputs. Our release cycle will allow taking research and infusing it into products to protect global brands. You'll enhance our products' security measures by devising innovative detection methods and integrating them effectively.

As a Data Scientist, you will be responsible for:

  • Analyzing large sets of data to develop and improve malicious bot detection, behavioral authentication and fraud detection
  • Improving processes to collect, manipulate, present, and analyze large datasets in a production-ready environment
  • Developing working prototypes of statistical/machine learning-based algorithms
  • Troubleshooting production issues in a very distributed environment

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a high school diploma or a technical degree, another related field or its equivalent
  • Have experience working on large datasets using SQL/Spark and Python
  • Have a good understanding of probability, statistics, and machine learning algorithms/techniques
  • Experience in security or fraud research is a major plus.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and enjoy troubleshooting to identify and resolve complex issues

Work in a way that works for you

FlexBase, Akamai's Global Flexible Working Program, is based on the principles that are helping us create the best workplace in the world. When our colleagues said that flexible working was important to them, we listened. We also know flexible working is important to many of the incredible people considering joining Akamai. FlexBase, gives 95% of employees the choice to work from their home, their office, or both (in the country advertised). This permanent workplace flexibility program is consistent and fair globally, to help us find incredible talent, virtually anywhere. We are happy to discuss working options for this role and encourage you to speak with your recruiter in more detail when you apply.

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We power and protect life online, by solving the toughest challenges, together.

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

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world's most distributed compute platform from cloud to edge we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away.

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 energize and inspire you!