Senior Data Scientist (US Remote)

Burlington, MA, US, 01803

Information Technology

Sophos makes IT security simple with next-generation solutions that protect networks, servers, and devices, wherever they are. Today, more than 100 million users in 150 countries and a global network of channel partners trust Sophos to deliver simple solutions to complex security challenges. Focused on innovation and backed by a global network of Sophos Labs threat intelligence centers and industry-leading support, Sophos delivers solutions that are simple to deploy, maintain, and manage, enabling organizations to focus on performance and growth. Sophos — Security made simple.


Job Purpose

Join a cutting-edge industrial ML-Sec research group, covering topics from malware detection to behavioral analytics to content classification and labeling! 



Main Duties

The Sophos Data Science team is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to help perform ground-breaking research at the intersection of machine learning and computer security.


The Sophos Data Science Team offers:

  • Room to grow and learn: work within a small, flat team that works on a huge range of projects from behavioral analytics to applying the latest in deep learning research to malicious artifact detection.
  • Opportunities to publish and present: we strongly support publishing in and presentation at both academic and industry venues; work from our scientists has appeared in USENIX, BlackHat, BSides, DEFCON, IEEE-TIFS, IEEE-S&P workshops, CAMLIS, ACM-CCS, MALWARE, and many more.
  • Telecommuting: Our team is fully remote, so work from wherever life takes you.  If you prefer an office setting, Sophos has sites all over the world.


Skills & Experience


  • Fluent in both machine learning and statistics
  • Ability to identify scientific literature relevant to a problem and apply it to some of the toughest security problems out there.
  • Fluency in python and SQL-like database query languages is a must
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team on a wide range of problems with light guidance and support, contribute to academic and industry publications, and effectively represent Sophos to the larger scientific community. 



  • Competency in a lower-level language like C/C++ is a bonus
  • Some previous experience working on computer security related problems is preferred, as is a track record of academic publications. 



Equal Opportunities

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.



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