Skyhigh Networks: Data Scientist – Big Data

Help us develop data models for user behavior, security threat detection and other advanced persistent threats, as part of groundbreaking technology for enabling the safe adoption of cloud services.

Skyhigh Networks Company: Skyhigh Networks
Location: Cupertino, CA

At Skyhigh Networks we're building groundbreaking technology to help enterprises enable and accelerate the safe adoption of cloud services. We have a work hard, play hard culture that fosters a fun, energetic, and collaborative work environment. Most importantly, we all check our egos at the door. Skyhigh Networks is backed by Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners, two leading venture capital firms in the Silicon Valley and was named as a hot new startup by Business Insider, Network World and Cloud Computing Magazine.

We have the following opportunity for a creative, innovative and results-oriented person willing to go the extra mile in a fast-paced environment.

Position Summary

The Data Scientist will help us develop data models for user behavior, security threat detection and other advanced persistent threats. This is an opportunity to work with terabyte scale data sets incorporating distributed systems and open source data analytics clusters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design best structure and select the most appropriate modeling techniques which include a variety of machine learning algorithms
  • Develop, validate, and maintain advance data mining and machine learning algorithms, tools and other capabilities
  • Collaborate with other research scientists and engineers to formulate innovative solutions to experiment and implement advanced data mining techniques
  • Analyze data covering a wide range of information from logs, real time events, and historical data feeds
  • Communicate complex concepts and the results of the analyses in a clear and effective manner to senior management

Professional Competencies
  • 2+ years programming experience in Java or Scala,
  • 2+ years programming experience with scripting languages such as Perl or Python
  • Working knowledge of Map-Reduce and Hive, (Spark MLLib a strong plus)
  • Passion for working with big data coupled with professional experience in data mining, statistical analysis, predictive modeling and data manipulation preferred
  • Experienced with time series models such as Hidden Markov Models and dynamic linear models based solution on real world problems is a plus
  • Excellent problem solver, analytic thinker, and quick learner
  • Proven ability to work with a team as well as work independently with minimum directions
  • A can-do attitude to manage a project from scratch to production on a timely basis
  • Must have a disciplined, methodical, and minimalist approach to designing and building software
  • A great communicator, strong project management skills, and superb attention to details.

Required Experience and Skills
  • 5+ years data model development using R, SAS, RHadoop, or Scala required
  • 2+ years development experience in distributed systems/Hadoop environment
  • Experience in anomaly detection, user behavior modeling, and security threat detection is a plus
  • MS in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or related fields. Ph.D. preferred
  • Solid oral and written communication skills (in English)

To apply, send your resume to and reference the job title "Data Scientist - Big Data" in the subject line.

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