Sr. Data Scientist – Cybersecurity, Intern

Last Updated: November 30, 2023By

Job title: Sr. Data Scientist – Cybersecurity, Intern

Company: Visa

Job description: Company Description

As the world’s leader in digital payments technology, Visa’s mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You’re an Individual. We’re the team for you. Together, let’s transform the way the world pays.

Job Description

Visa Cybersecurity Architecture & Product Engineering team is looking for interns focusing on the research and development of security analytics solutions. As a Research Scientist intern you will work with Visa’s world-class cybersecurity teams on emerging security challenges to deliver innovative security solutions as well as insights to Visa Cybersecurity’s AI strategy. You will work on research and development activities with cutting-edge security technologies, vast amount of real-world data, and multiple mission-critical security operations/engineering teams to build technologies that protect billions of transactions happening all over the world. You will also present and demo the research solutions to various stakeholders on a regular basis.

This role represents an exciting opportunity to make key contributions to Visa’s strategic vision as the world-leading digital payments company. The successful candidate must have a strong academic track record in applied research. The candidate will be a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, with strong interest in security technologies, and excellent collaboration skills.

Job duties and projects may include:

Research and develop security solutions for:

  • Threat modeling/analysis for AIaaS and other emerging AI service scenarios
  • Account Take Over (ATO) protection
  • Behavioral Biometrics
  • Adversarial threats to AI services, as well as the corresponding prevention, detection, and defensive mechanisms for AI services
  • AI-aided security incident triaging and response


Basic Qualifications:

  • Students pursuing a Ph.D. with a graduation date in December 2024 or later in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, CIS/MIS, Cybersecurity, Business or a related field
  • Strong communications skills, specifically, the absence of repeated grammatical or typographical errors, clear and concise written and spoken communications, and communications that demonstrate professional judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Genuine interest in cyber security and applied research
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong research and/or engineering experience track record
  • Research experience in one or more research areas related to systems security, machine learning, and big data platforms.
  • Proficient model implementation and data wrangling skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong research and/or engineering experience track record
  • Highly driven, resourceful and results oriented
  • Proficient model implementation and data wrangling skills.
  • Hands-on experience and/or academic background translating problem statements into corresponding solution design, infrastructure, or workflow needs
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and navigate through ambiguity

Additional Information

U.S. APPLICANTS ONLY: The estimated salary range for a new hire into this position is $46/hr to $52/hr, which may include potential sales incentive payments (if applicable). Salary may vary depending on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, this position may be eligible for bonus and equity. Visa has a comprehensive benefits package for which this position may be eligible that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401 (k), FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, and Wellness Program.

Work Hours: Varies upon the needs of the department

Travel Requirements: This position requires travel 5-10% of the time.

Mental/Physical Requirements: This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

Visa is an EEO Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Visa will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with EEOC guidelines and applicable local law.

Visa will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable local law, including the requirements of Article 49 of the San Francisco Police Code.

Expected salary: $46 – 52 per hour

Location: Ashburn, VA

Job date: Wed, 15 Nov 2023 23:37:42 GMT

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