Head of Data Science

Full time

Employment Information

Securonix is leading the evolution of SIEM for today’s hybrid cloud, data-driven enterprises. Securonix Unified Defense SIEM provides organizations with content-driven threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR) solution built with a highly scalable data cloud and a unified experience from the analyst to the CISO. The innovative cloud-native solution enables organizations to scale up their security operations and keep up with evolving threats.

Securonix Unified Defense SIEM provides organizations with 365 days of ‘hot’ data for fast search and investigation, threat content-as-a-service, proactive defense with continuous peer and partner collaboration, and a unified Threat Detection, Investigation and Response (TDIR) experience, all in a single platform. The platform is built on a cloud native architecture and leverages the power of the Snowflake Data Cloud

Position Summary:

We, at Securonix, design, build, and run the leading enterprise security solutions. Our applications team is responsible for building UEBA, SIEM, Threat Hunting and Detection engineering applications using leading-edge statistical data science, AI/ML technologies. We focus on operational excellence, and we attract the best talent in our industry. Our cloud services are built on AWS with a global presence. Our customers love what we do and work with us to build the future customer experience at scale.

This position requires an exceptional blend of technical acumen, leadership, and understanding of the unique cybersecurity challenges of our customers. Data science and machine learning within cyber security is an exciting and fast evolving field which has seen rapid growth in the last few years. The Securonix SIEM provides a large amount of data from which we can extract insights and develop solutions which drive the industry forwards. Securonix Threat Science Team is a team of data scientists and research engineers producing data driven solutions to meet our business needs.

These needs include:

  • The development and productization of new threat detection algorithms and the improvement of existing detection algorithms
  • Increase in the efficiency of our customer’s ability to protect themselves by:
  • Prioritizing threat relevant evidence/risk quantification
  • Reducing alert volumes
  • Quantifying product quality.
  • Supporting internal business operations.
  • Customer facing POCs.
  • Responding to algorithmic failures in production algorithms produced by the team.

We are looking for a dedicated data scientist/senior data scientist that can conduct research, develop tools, and collaborate closely both within the team, and with product, engineering, and other departments. Please note that this is a data scientist role, and not an engineering position.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Research and implement innovative tools for security decision support.
  • Collaborate with multiple teams and support internal business requests.
  • Conduct and support POCs with customers to gain and incorporate feedback, improving our offerings.
  • Present research findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Conduct statistical and machine learning research to identify potentially malicious activity and work with threat hunters to verify findings, utilizing predominantly time series analysis, anomaly detection and unsupervised learning methods.

Required Skills:

  • Master’s degree/PhD (or equivalent) in Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, or other similar quantitative discipline.
  • Experience conducting data-driven research, in real-world settings, for peer-reviewed publications and/or public code projects.
  • Experience formulating research problems and assessing relevant literature.
  • Ability to code in Python, and ideally familiarity with PySpark and AWS (EMR, Glue, S3).
  • Experience presenting research to stakeholders, and a mixture of both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Preferred experience with time series analysis, anomaly detection methods and unsupervised learning.


As a full-time employee with Securonix, you will be eligible for the following employee benefits:

  • Our medical insurance is with Cigna as we offer 4 plans to choose from. Our vision and dental insurance are both PPO plans.
  • Securonix pays for your STD, LTD and Basic Life AD&D benefit.
  • Securonix also provides you with access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at no cost. This program, available through Mutual of Omaha, provides professional, confidential telephonic or face-to-face counseling services to you and your loved ones.
  • With our 401(K) you are eligible to participate on the 1st of the month, following 60 days of employment.
  • At Securonix we offer a Flexible Time Off plan, please speak to one of our Talent Attraction Specialists for details.

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