Senior Staff Software Engineer, Data Science



Austin, TX
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

FireEye is the intelligence-led security company. Working as a seamless, scalable extension of customer security operations, FireEye offers a single platform that blends innovative security technologies, nation-state grade threat intelligence, and world-renowned Mandiant® consulting. With this approach, FireEye eliminates the complexity and burden of cyber security for organizations struggling to prepare for, prevent, and respond to cyber attacks. Learn more about FireEye's world-class solutions and global footprint at

Job Description

What You'll Do:

If you dream of a job working in a field where all the hard problems are solved and you get to re-use previous research to get your job done, you need not apply.  If, however, you are someone who wants to tackle problems that truly are on the cutting edge, then we encourage you to keep reading. 

Data Science is an emerging field within cyber security.  Mandiant, given its deep expertise and comprehensive view on the advanced threat landscape, is uniquely positioned to enable data scientists to have major impact within our industry, company, and across our customer base. Detecting security breaches using machine learning and data analytics is an unsolved problem (this is not handwriting recognition folks) and has huge potential. 

If you are someone who wants to be on the cutting edge of a high profile industry, who wants to make an impact by pushing both fields of data science and cyber security forward, you may be the perfect candidate to help us on our mission. 


As a senior staff engineer on the Data Science team, you will: 

  • Design, develop, and manage highly scalable, reliable and fault tolerant distributed data systems to ingest and process data at massive scale 

  • Identify data sources both internally and externally that we can use to find evil. 

  • Architect and design software solutions for long-term storage and retrieval. 

  • Identify and implement data exploration technologies. Create dashboards and implement analytical tools for exploration 

  • Work with data scientists to productize ML models and assist product teams with ML model releases into end products. 

  • Collect requirements, design, and build backend components and tools to run ML models, assess ML model efficacy, manage large scale datasets, and generate features for ML models 

  • Contribute to the evolution of coding and design practices within the organization. 

  • Review code base commits and contribute to the growth of team members. 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Ability to work in an iterative, agile development environment. 

  • Extensive experience in architecting reliable distributed systems. 

  • Experience implementing ETL processes and building data pipelines 

  • Experience in Data modeling and schema design 

  • Strong knowledge of a variety of operating systems, networking fundamentals, software design and programming best practices. 

  • Experience with use of a wide array of algorithms and data structures. 

  • Deep understanding and experience of going through the entire life cycle of building software platforms and products 

  • Deep knowledge of various AWS services and associated tools 

  • Strong experience developing in Python 3 and Java 

  • Experience with RDBMS, such as PostgreSQL or MySQL, as well as NoSQL databases. 

  • Strong experience using Kubernetes and Docker. 

  • Experience deploying products in AWS 

  • Experience in analytical tools (Splunk, Kibana, etc.) 

  • Ability to pick up, work with and explore new analytical tools 

  • Strong experience with DevOps practices and common tooling  

  • Strong communication skills. 

  • Ability to work with loosely defined requirements. 


Additional Information

At FireEye we are committed to our #OneTeam approach combining diversity, collaboration, and excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Minimum Salary: $140,000. Final salary will be determined commensurately with cost of living, experience level, and/or any other legally permissible considerations.

Incentive Compensation: Eligibility for annual bonus subject to individual and company performance; eligibility for award of Restricted Stock Units subject to eligibility requirements, approval from FireEye’s Compensation Committee, and vesting terms 

Benefits: Employer subsidized benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Disability Insurance. Subject to eligibility requirements, FireEye also offers the ability to participate in 401(k), Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Dependent Care Spending Accounts, and Employee Stock Purchase Program. FireEye also provides Paid Time Off, Flexible Paid Sick Time, and Paid Holidays. 


*Disclosure as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20) 

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