Data Scientist (Cyber Security)

ViaSat   •  

Carlsbad, CA

Industry: Security


Less than 5 years

Posted 241 days ago

  by    Giselle Saatchi

This job is no longer available.


See what it is like to work at ViaSat:  

Launch your career with ViaSat! ViaSat is a global broadband services technology company who securely connects consumers, businesses, and governments to the internet, anywhere in the world via satellite. ViaSat is not just an industry leader; we are a market disrupter - pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by creating what doesn’t exist. We thrive on accomplishing what others have proclaimed the impossible. Our competitive advantage is our people and technology. We attract & retain some of the world’s top talent. At ViaSat, you will have the opportunity to work on the toughest technical problems alongside leaders of the industry in an informal, campus-like atmosphere.  The work is demanding, but the results are meaningful and rewarding. Come be a part of this exciting company where you will drive your own career without lanes, where the possibilities are limitless! 


Our Cyber Security Data Analytics Team is dedicated to keeping our customers safe from malicious cyber-attacks while preserving our casual, startup atmosphere. On ViaSat’s multiple networks we see cyber attacks every day. We employ the latest technologies (Spark, Kafka, Impala, Hadoop) to analyze the Petabytes of data our operational systems produce. We employ developers, data scientists, and engineers to gain insight; solving both business and technical problems. Our highly collaborative and energetic team encourages creative solutions to solve business problems.


You are an engineer who has domain knowledge or an interest in networking, Big Data, machine learning and cybersecurity You are ready for an exciting opportunity working hands on with the world’s most cutting-edge communications technologies and thrive in a fast-paced environment where you are being counted on to help to defend a global satellite network from the most advanced cyberthreats. More importantly, you are looking to innovate the next generation of cybersecuritytechnology, leapfrogging beyond what’s out there today.


The Cyber Security Data Science Engineer will leverage cutting edge technologies to perform statistical analysis and inference, data modeling, clustering and predictive analysis.

As a key member of the technical team, you will translate cyber and networksecurity related questions into sophisticated models and help derive new insights to drive business decisions and defend against cyber attacks. You will be working with unique data sets, security appliances, services and product teams to create complete and holistic analyses. You will help create an elaborate model focusing on network traffic due to malware and cyberthreat detection that will analyze and predict and their securityrisks.


  • Parameterization and Abstraction: Use data-driven methodologies to discover/develop and abstract key security and malware metrics across multiple models and network segments to supportnetwork traffic due to malware and securitythreat evaluation and analysis, including evaluation of alternate threat detection and network bandwidth consumption due to malware models and future business scenarios
  • Modeling: Architect, Design, Build and Support data models using both real time and historical analysis approaches to supportsecurity, business, technical planning, and decision-making.
  • Visualization: Create visualizations and reports to effectively convey the information discovered through data analysis



The following are important attributes of a successful candidate:

  • Engineering, Mathematics, or Computer Science Degree
  • Familiarity with Big Data technologies such as Spark, Impala, Hadoop
  • Excellent understanding of several statistical and machine learning models
  • Extensive experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python, Matlab
  • Scripting (e.g. Python)
  • Info Security / CybersecurityExperience
  • Occasional Travel up to 10%


  • MS/PhD in a data related field such as mathematics, computer science, physics, or similar
  • Experience with Machine or Deep Learning and Tensor flow applied to Cybersecurity
  • Experience with Scala or Java


  • Cybersecurity analysis (e.g. reverse engineering, network tools)
  • Programming (Java, C/C++)
  • MS/PhD in mathematics, computer science, physics, or similar
  • US citizenship / ability to obtain a SECRET clearance


Our Carlsbad, CA office is just 30 minutes north of San Diego and 5 minutes from the beach. We know there is more to life than work and with full gym access, volleyball/basketball courts and meal services onsite you'll never want to leave our beautiful campus. You can also reach out to help others in the community by being involved in our VPartners program.

Want to join a company that dreams big and executes on big ideas? Join us on the corner of imagination and innovation and submit your resume today. It’s easy and could launch your career! Once you submit your resume, someone from the Talent Acquisition department will reach out to you if they see a fit.