400 million computers and mobile devices with our security applications. In business for over 30 years, AVAST is one of the oldest companies in the computer security business, with a portfolio covering everything from free antivirus for PC, Mac, and Android, to premium suites and services for business -
offered in about 40 languages.
Based in Prague, Czech Republic, with offices in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Taiwan, Avast Software employs some of the brightest new talent in the IT industry, from around 30 different nations.
We are a fast growing team of data scientists / enthusiasts utilizing artificial intelligence to enhance security for all devices (mobile, PC, and IoT) in providing a richer user experience.
Our collection of brilliant researchers hail from the top universities including UC Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, Charles U, Czech TU and collaborate globally in our US and European offices.
If you are excited about Machine Learning and want to pit your skills against a true adversary who wants to evade you at all costs, then come work with us to solve the next generation of threats in IoT, Security and Insights.
About this Role :
For our fast growing Artificial Intelligence Team, we are looking for a Research Manager. You will lead a top-notch ML research team developing models for security applications.
The resulting models will be part of our security engines deployed to millions of devices, and the intelligence platform in the cloud.
Lead a team of skilled machine learning researchers
Provide guidance and mentoring during all phases of research projects
Cooperation with our teams in different countries
Active search for new research projects
Key qualifications :
Ph.D. or Master of Science degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning or similar, alternatively a comparable industry career with a proven track record of successful projects.
Solid Machine Learning background and familiarity with Machine Learning algorithms / techniques
Strong analytical and programming skills in Python, R, Java, C / C++ or similar with a solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, modeling and software design
Strong analytical / math / statistical abilities
Excellent communication skills
Preferred qualifications :
Scientific thinking and the ability to invent.
Proficiency in Python and experience with data analysis libraries such as pandas, numpy, scipy, and scikit-learn
Hands-on experience with Hadoop related technologies (Hive, Spark) is a plus
Hands-on experience with TensorFlow or Keras is a plus
CUDA or other GPGPU is a plus.
Love the next problem, the next experiment
Publications in major conferences and / or journals is a plus
Good communicator with the ability to analyze and clearly articulate complex issues and technologies understandably and engagingly
What we offer :
25 days of holiday, 5 sick days
Flexible working hours, home office
Great benefits : food and drink provided all day in a company canteen, game room, music studio, fitness center, golf simulator, library, great training system and much more
Training (big-data workshops, participation on top-notch ML conferences around the globe, manager training etc.)
Cafeteria benefit system, multisport card