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Security Engineer Intern, Data Science (Online Safety)

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Job Description:

Online Safety is a team that works to protect vulnerable groups from real world harm in order to create a safer community on (COMPANY NAME). We strive to make sure that people are not placing themselves in danger as a result of their activity on (COMPANY NAME), and also prevent people from using (COMPANY NAME) as a means of threatening or carrying out abuse against others. Our engineers and data scientists collaborate closely with other product engineering teams on safety features across the company. ; We're looking for a Data Science intern to help us get a deep understanding of how these groups of people use (COMPANY NAME), analyze current and emerging safety trends, and develop solutions to detect and mitigate risk. You will enjoy working with one of the richest data sets in the world, cutting edge technology, and the ability to see your insights being used to protect people. The perfect candidate will have a strong technical background, experience with data analysis and/or machine learning, and is creative and curious in building novel detection methods. Beyond technical skills, you will need to be focused on impact, a self-starter, and the ability to effectively present results to cross-functional teams.

SECURITY ENGINEER INTERN, DATA SCIENCE (ONLINE SAFETY) RESPONSIBILITIES

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Conduct data-driven research and exploratory analysis into user/entity behavior to surface anomalies or risks to the company and identify trends in abuse ecosystems

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Support the creation of predictive models for automated detection systems (from feature selection to building and optimization of machine-learning models)

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Lead quantitative analysis projects from start to finish including all aspects of data analysis (e.g. processing, cleaning, verifying the integrity of data used for analysis, visualizations) and communicating results

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Partner with engineers and cross-functional teams to turn analyses into opportunities to detect and mitigate future safety risk

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Explore additional complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources that can be used to help identify new opportunities to signal bad actor behavior

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Document all research for consumption by other team members and teams

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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Experience and proficiency in programming and scripting languages. Preferred languages are Python/PHP

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Experience building systems based on machine learning and/or deep learning methods

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Familiarity with SQL: knowledge of statistical packages such as R, Python, Matlab etc. is a plus

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Excellent communication skills to present complex results in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

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Excellent time management, organizational skills, and attention to detail

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Significant technical curiosity and willingness to brainstorm and learn about sensitive online behavior and content issues, including but not limited to images, videos and writings, offensive or derogatory language, and other objectionable material

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Passion for protecting the most vulnerable users on (COMPANY NAME) with deep interest in understanding user behavior and utilizing data to mitigate safety risk

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Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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Intent to return to full-time degree program after completion of the internship

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Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining, a Masters or PhD in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering or related technical fields

(COMPANY NAME)'s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at (COMPANY NAME) are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

(COMPANY NAME) is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at axxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxx@xx.xxx.

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Source: Company website
Posted on: 14 Feb 2020
Type of job: Internship
Job duration: 0 months
Languages: English
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