Sr. Data Scientist


Sunnyvale, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 04/12/2021
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  • Company Address: 892 Ross Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089

About Proofpoint

We provide the most effective cybersecurity and compliance solutions to protect people on every channel including email, the web, the cloud, and social media.

Job Description

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

The Role

Would you like to apply cutting edge data science techniques to help protect the world against cyber threats? You get to work with unique data sets and craft peta byte scale solutions to help protect some of the most targeted people especially in fortune 500 companies. One of the things that makes the problem space so challenging is that dynamic nature of the threat landscape. We need to outsmart the threat actors and be two steps ahead of the game. This is where static rule based systems can’t keep up with the sheer number of threat features we deal with and we need smarter machine learning solutions to help tackle the problem. You will be part of design and development of new game changing solutions that have a real impact on the next generation security solutions at Proofpoint.  

Your day-to-day

  • Ability to mentor and up level junior data scientists  
  • Experience with crafting deep learning solutions  
  • Solid Understanding of programming fundamentals  

What you bring to the team

  • 5+ yrs working as a data scientist with large scale systems.
  • Good understanding of machine learning algorithms, tools and platforms  
  • Experience in at least one of these Toolkits -  numpy ,  scipy ,  scikit -learn,  tensorflow ,  pytorch ,  keras , genism,  vowpal wabbit, etc. 
  • Good Python proficiency 
  • Self-starter and intellectual curiosity 
  • Great communication skills and ability to simplify data science concepts to stakeholders 
  • Proficiency in data exploration techniques and tools


If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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