Jr Data Scientist

  • Trend Micro
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Data & Analytics Entry Level R&D

Job Description

Discover Trend … Since 1988, Trend Micro has been an internet security pioneer tackling an expanding threat landscape. When you join Trend, you join a unique global family with more than 25 years of history, marked by an entrepreneurial spirit and vision that has assured our products are always on the cutting edge in a very competitive field.  Here in Ottawa, the company has a growing office, a great culture and a willingness to give back to our community.


Your role:  At Trend we are continuing to integrate multiple data sources into searchable repositories to help combat cybersecurity threats at all levels.  Your job at Trend will be focused on building advanced and innovative detection mechanisms for attacker techniques tactics and procedures (TTPs) using a variety of data science techniques such as data pipelining, data cleaning, machine learning, model validation & tuning, and database optimization.  We are looking for a motivated junior data scientist to help us develop and deploy solutions at cloud scale as part of Trend’s next generation security portfolio.   


Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada or United States


As a Jr. Data Scientist you will …

  • Work with the Data Science team to transform attacker TTPs into viable, low false-positive behavioral and signature detections using a variety of techniques including supervised, semi-supervised, and unsupervised machine learning
  • Research, discover, and implement innovative algorithms for classification that result in strong F1 scores (F-measures) using supervised ML techniques
  • Research, discover, and implement innovative algorithms that combine unsupervised and supervised ML that optimize detection rate with anomaly detection techniques
  • Develop semi-supervised ML algorithms
  • Conduct Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA)
  • Contribute to data pipeline functions including data cleaning, dimensionality reduction, database optimization (SQL and NoSQL), building connectors, and search
  • Work with the Development teams to design and support our security products and platforms

As a Jr. Data Scientist you have …

  • 2+ years of experience in the data science industry preferred
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Data Science, Computer Science with Data Science concentration, Statistics, or a related science
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Experience with applied data science techniques such as data cleaning, data pipelining, machine learning, and model validation
  • Strong experience in Python, R, or Julia in a Linux environment
  • Experience with databases such as the Apache Database Ecosystem (Hadoop, Cassandra, Lucene, etc.), ElasticSearch, or ArangoDB
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with SQL/NoSQL databases

Skills that would set you apart from other applicants …

  • Experience in cybersecurity applications development or with cybersecurity in general
  • Familiarity with Docker, Kubernetes, and Cloud PaaS (AWS, Google Cloud, etc.)
  • Strong self-motivation, passion for problem solving with data, and ability to work independently
  • Experience with multinomial classification, anomaly detection, deep learning, or the sequential implementation of clustering and classification
  • Experience in Agile Development
  • Strong Statistics background

About Trend Micro Ottawa

The R&D teams at Trend comprised of highly effective small teams that take ownership for various areas of our product and services. The teams work hard innovating to make the best software we can. The atmosphere is relaxed, fun, and we strongly value work/life balance and continued learning. A few specifics:

  • Collaborative workspaces with unique and spacious lounge areas
  • Flexible hours
  • Opportunities to pursue training, industry events and conferences
  • Opportunities to attend events at Canadian Tire Center in our corporate box
  • Global company, global opportunities
  • Frequent team activities, project celebrations, and knowledge sharing
  • Foosball, ping pong, etc.
  • Regular pizza lunches
  • Free espresso, coffee, and tea
  • Cheap snacks and sodas

Trend Micro welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.