Senior Data Scientist

Budapest, HU, 1117

Technology Office

Sophos Overview – Cybersecurity Evolved

Sophos evolves to meet every new challenge, protecting more than 400,000 organizations of all sizes in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs, our cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions are able to adapt and evolve to secure endpoints and networks against never-before-seen cybercriminal tactics and techniques. Managed through our award-winning, cloud-based platform, Sophos Central, our best-of-breed products work together through our unique Synchronized Security system to share threat intelligence and respond to evolving threats. The Sophos suite of products secures networks and endpoints against automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more.

Senior Data Scientist


Job description


Are you interested in joining a team responsible for researching and developing cybersecurity products that are actively used to protect millions of customers every single day? Are you interested in research at the intersection of machine learning and cybersecurity? Are you interested in presenting your work at academic and industry conferences?


We at the Sophos Artificial Intelligence (SAI) group are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join our team. This position involves researching and developing state-of-the-art machine learning models that would be used to protect millions of customers across the globe from cyberattacks, as well as an opportunity to publish and present research at prominent conferences.


Sophos AI reports directly to the CTO and is responsible for developing and maintaining all major machine-learning cybersecurity technology currently deployed by Sophos. Our work has been profiled in major academic, industry conferences, and publications. As a member of our fast-growing team, you will become a vital team member responsible for developing high profile company products.

Learn more about our work at ai.sophos.com.


Skills and Experience


  • Required: Background in machine learning and programming, with a bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, statistics, or a related field.
  • Required: Professionalism. We expect everyone to perform at the highest level and be respectful towards other teammates.
  • Preferred: Experience working with large training datasets.
  • Preferred: Familiarity with AWS or other large cloud providers.
  • Preferred: Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Preferred: Knowledge of large-scale analytical engines and ability to design complex SQL queries.
  • Preferred: Proficiency in Python.
  • Preferred: Knowledge in cybersecurity.
  • Preferred: Experience with agile methodologies and tools like git and Jira.


What Sophos Offers


  • Collaboration - We do not expect you to solve all the problems yourself. You will join a team that is diverse, full of junior, senior, principal research scientists, and engineers, all working together to solving hard problems. You will have the opportunity to write blogs, attend internal journal clubs, publish, and present at industry and academic conferences and collaborate with team members experienced in the field and academia.
  • Friendly group culture - Everyone on the team contributes to the overall group's decision making, plays a role in architecture of systems and is encouraged to manage their responsibilities. We actively work on building a cohesive overall AI team that encourages close direct collaboration between engineers and researchers, as well as have a very flat managerial structure with direct line of communication to all managers and team members.
  • Work-life balance - We are a distributed remote team and understand the need to balancing personal life with work. You can choose between working from any of our offices, working directly from home, or both.

Equal Opportunities & Privacy

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.


At Sophos, we want every organization to be protected by innovative, next-generation IT security, even those who don't have a huge IT staff. We protect organizations of all sizes, all around the world by making enterprise-grade security that is simple to deploy, manage, and use. It is our passion, and something we are truly proud of.

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