Security Researcher, Data Science Focus at OpenDNS

  • Location:
    San Francisco, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
    Professional
  • Technology Interest
    Security
  • Job Id
    1026991
What You'll Do
You are interested in disrupting the status quo and in massive data sets, large customer bases and solving hard problems. You will help identify and classify potential threats and malicious activity using OpenDNS' extensive data store generated by the DNS requests of our 50m+ users to OpenDNS's 22 global data centers. year-over-year usage growth. You want to help protect your family, friends, colleagues, local coffee shop, financial institution, health care provider, alma mater, and other people or companies from malware, fraud, phishing attacks, and inappropriate content--this is the career you were born for.
Who You'll Work With
OpenDNS (now part of Cisco) is a leading provider of network security and DNS services, enabling the world to connect to the Internet with confidence on any device, anywhere, anytime. We handle more than 80 billion daily Internet requests from 65 million+ users around the world. Our global network has proven reliability and adds no latency. We protect each and every one of our customers' devices globally without any hardware to install or software to maintain.
Who You Are
You are excited to use OpenDNS' vast data repository, in addition to tools and threat intelligence feeds provided by partners. You identify potential threats, patterns, and other malicious activity to protect our global customer base. You excel at creating new tools and statistical models to identify new security threats and constructing and prototype proof-of-concept classification models.  You are proficient at building and testing experiments for new methods / algorithms for large-scale classification. You will represent OpenDNS/Cisco by contributing to security communities through papers, blogs, and presentations while identifying new technologies that should be incorporated into the research technology stack.  Your intellectual curiosity brings you to the intersection of machine learning and security and you'll be creating research papers, blogs, and potentially speaking publicly on such topics. 
Our minimum requirements for this role: 
*	MS/Phd preferred in CS, Math, Physics or equivalent work experience with notable accomplishments.
*	Experience working with a MapReduce framework (Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark)
*	Experience developing with Python, C/C++, or Java in a *nix environment
*	Strong background in probability/statistics/optimization theory
*	Experience working with large datasets (terabytes to petabytes)
*	Familiar with Hidden Markov Models, graphical models, and random forests
*	Experience mentoring junior members on team
*	Research record and passion for solving complex problems
Why Cisco
We connect everything: people, processes, data, and things. We innovate everywhere, taking bold risks to shape the technologies that give us smart cities, connected cars, and handheld hospitals. And we do it in style with unique personalities who aren't afraid to change the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. 

We are thought leaders, tech geeks, pop culture aficionados, and we even have a few purple haired rock stars. We celebrate the creativity and diversity that fuels our innovation. We are dreamers and we are doers. 

We Are Cisco.

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