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Senior AI & Data Scientist, Protection Concept Lab

  • Application Deadline: July 30, 2024
  • Oulu
  • Hybrid
  • Application Deadline: July 30, 2024
  • Oulu
  • Hybrid

F-Secure makes every digital moment more secure, for everyone. For over 35 years, we’ve led the cyber security industry, protecting tens of millions of people online together with our 200+ service provider partners. We value our Fellows' individuality, with an inclusive environment where diversity drives innovation and growth. What makes you unique is what we value – be yourself, that is (y)our greatest asset. Founded in Finland, F‑Secure has offices in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

At F-Secure, our vision is to be #1 security experience company in the world. Recently we have created a new team, called Protection Concept Lab , to be the spearhead of innovation. We’ve handpicked highly driven, motivated fellows to build this team with a mission to run a lot of experiments. These fellows have already launched multiple world’s first innovative features, protecting consumers against real scams. Fellows in this lab team are very diverse in their skillset, such as iOS developers, Android developers, Backend developers, Researchers, AI & Data Scientists. This gives this team a unique opportunity to innovate, to run experiments at a much faster pace.

We seek curious and creative individual, AI & Data Scientist , with a passion for understanding how things work, including emerging scams, our product's response, and technological developments. You'll curate new ideas, initiate experiments, and collaborate with the team, product engineering, and universities. Joining at the early stage of our team's development offers a unique opportunity to shape its direction as we continuously improve our processes.

As AI professionals, you'll drive innovation in AI/ML-based security features, playing a pivotal role in idea generation, experimentation, and solution conceptualization. Your responsibilities span AI model development, data analysis, software development, cloud deployment, and operations. We value diverse skill sets, so lack of expertise in certain areas or the security domain is not a concern—we prioritize potential and adaptability.

Your expertise in handling diverse data types will uncover crucial insights, initially focusing on text-related experiments but with flexibility for future exploration. Upholding ethical considerations is essential as you navigate complex terrain, ensuring privacy, transparency, and trustworthiness in AI development.

Key responsibilities:

  • Innovative Research and Development: Drive innovation in protection features across our product portfolio. Generate new ideas to address security challenges faced by consumers and partners. Validate concepts through experiments with real end-users, iterating based on feedback to enhance effectiveness and usability.

  • Research and development against Scams : Research and develop state-of-the-art AI solution against scams using NLP. This role requires a researcher who can dive deep into the world of scams and devise innovative AI solutions to combat them.

  • Research and develop AI Infrastructure : Manage the AI infrastructure, including deployment and optimisation of AI models. Help Data Scientists understand infrastructure potential and limitations.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion to combat scams using state-of-the-art NLP and multimodal models. Experience with NLP is a must, and multimodal experience is a big plus.

  • Familiarity with AWS, especially SageMaker, and best MLOps practices, including model and cost optimization, auto-scaling

  • Experience with CI/CD in high-volume, time-critical ML systems. MLOps experience in AWS.

  • Proficiency with software development tools and processes in a fast-paced environment. Strong experience with Python.

  • Excellent communication and leadership skills. Ability to create high-level roadmaps and communicate them to stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of security concepts and experience with security-related projects.

  • Someone who can work at our office (Oulu or Helsinki) approximately 1 day per week (flexible).

Bonus points:

  • Familiarity with large models (such as LLMs).
  • Research background in computer science or a related field.
  • DataOps related experience.

What will you get from us?

  • You will work together with experienced and enthusiastic colleagues, and within F-Secure you will find some of the best minds in the cyber security industry.
  • We actively encourage our Fellows to grow and develop within F-Secure, and in your career here you can find yourself contributing to any number of our other products and teams. You decide what to make of this role, what your priorities are, and how you organize your work for the best benefit to us all.
  • We offer interesting challenges and a competitive compensation model with wide range of benefits. You get a chance to develop yourself professionally in an international and highly motivated team serving our customers in providing world class security, privacy and uncensored access to information online.
  • You get to work in a flexible, agile, and dynamic working environment that supports individual needs. Giving our people both support and the opportunity to be in charge of their own work is something that is in our DNA.
  • We are in a unique phase in our 30-year history and with curiosity and excitement in the air we see no limits for building a strong and fruitful career with us!

Our benefits include extensive health care, remote working, company supported sport activities, lunch vouchers, regular massages and sauna at the premises and many more things to keep our best asset – people - happy!

A security vetting will possibly be conducted for the selected candidate in accordance to our employment process.

The hiring team's summer holidays in July will have an affect on our availabilities. If you want to ask about the role & team, you can reach out to us by email (abdullah.al.mazed[at]f-secure.com) or on Teams on Tuesday 16th July or Wednesday 17th July between 14:30-15:00 (UTC +3, Oulu). You can book a call here: Book time with Mazed (F-Secure).

Work with great people

UX & Service Designer
"The best part of my job is that I get to create products that protect people, keeping them safe in a constantly changing world."
Threat Researcher
"Fantastic colleagues, a respecting environment, and a chance to contribute tangibly to make the world a better place. No Monday blues at F-Secure!"
Senior Developer
"Passion for technology and interest in keeping up with the latest advancements in the field lead me to join F-Secure."
Lead Cloud Developer
"At F-Secure you won't feel bored. There are opportunities to learn new things every day."

Great Place to Work

  • Over 500 amazing colleagues in nearly 30 offices

  • Possibility to protect the world

  • Work with best of class experts who care

  • Relaxed, open and fun working environment

  • 68+ of nationalities

  • Global with the spirit of a small company

About the company

F-Secure delivers research-led cyber security to defend organizations, society and people from real-world attacks and build resilience into their approach. Our people are a mix of technical and creative experts – diverse, talented, and passionate people – working tirelessly to help us advance the industry with new ways of thinking. They lead their own development, in and out of the office. They call the shots when it comes to building a place to call home in our organization.

You can’t design culture!

The F-Secure team is diverse, fluid, fun-loving, and full of energy. It’s our job to preserve that, so we’ve made it our business to help individuals traverse from passion to passion, from specialism to specialism, from the flavor of today to tomorrow’s. We move with their needs, and help them build Pathways, always focusing on the things that make them happy in and beyond of the office.

See yourself here? Bring your best self and apply now.

Diversity & Inclusion:

F-Secure is an equal opportunity employer and believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to nationality, colour, race, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or physical or mental disability. We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you!

1988F-Secure established under the name Data Fellows

1992First public hysteria about a computer virus

2002First Antivirus for mobile phones

2004F‑Secure Labs launches first antivirus industry blog

2009F‑Secure’s next step into the cloud

2015F-Secure aims to become the leading European cyber security company

2018MWR InfoSecurity joins F-Secure

2022F-Secure separated its consumer and enterprise business areas through a de-merger. From a pioneering cyber security company, we are now founding a dynamic, consumer focused, partner driven company: highly profitable with a strong, global market presence and growth focus.

Milla Saari | Contact Person

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