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Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer, Adaptive Authentication

Position Description:

This is an opportunity to join our fast-growing Adaptive Authentication team to develop cutting-edge risk-based adaptive authentication policies. We are looking for a Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer to build large-scale distributed systems while using machine learning to solve business problems. The ideal candidate has experience building models from complex systems, developing enterprise-grade software in an object-oriented language, and experience or knowledge in security, authentication or identity.

Our elite team is fast, innovative and flexible; with a weekly release cycle and individual ownership we expect great things from our engineering and reward them with stimulating new projects and emerging technologies.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build and own models that identify risk associated with anomalous activity in the cloud for authentication
  • Build Machine Learning pipelines for training and deploying models at scale
  • Analyze activity data in the cloud for new behavioral patterns
  • Partner with product leaders to define requirements for building models
  • Work closely with engineering lead and management to scope and plan engineering efforts
  • Test-driven development, design and code reviews

Required Skills:

  • 2+ years of Data Science/Machine Learning experience
  • Skilled in using machine learning algorithms for classification and regression
  • 5+ years of software development experience in an object-oriented language building highly-reliable, mission-critical software
  • Excellent grasp of software engineering principles
  • Experience with multi-factor authentication, security, or identity is a plus


B.S, M.S, or Ph.D. in computer science, data science, machine learning, information retrieval, math or equivalent work experience


Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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