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Pearson Senior Data Security Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Data Security Engineer


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Keys to this role:

We seek a Data Security Engineer with Software Development experience using languages like Python, AWS Lambda, R.

Automation of hunting and/or detection

  • Develop use cases using advanced analytic techniques that help detect threats and generate insight for our Product/Application teams

  • Work in high-complex products and within a team environment.

  • Analyze security logs to identify information and features that can be used in correlation and threat detection

  • Develop a proof of concept hunting and/or detection workflows.

  • Helping others develop data science solutions to automate or simply decision making.

Mine, clean, process, transform and join data from a variety of sources including AWS environments, ServiceNow, Jira, internal systems, and flat files.

Identify, wrangle, scrape, and assemble new data sources from the web, data aggregators, and public sources

  • Provide creative and innovative solutions and serve as a thought leader


  • Demonstrated use of machine and deep learning concepts and key algorithms

  • Solid working (hands on preferred) understanding of big data technology

  • Depth in at least one domain where machine learning is applied

  • Strong troubleshooting, debugging and problem solving skills

  • Ability to quickly explore, evaluate and learn new technologies

  • Experience in developing, testing, debugging, and deploying complex algorithms in a variety of environments. Proficient in programming and debugging in at least one language (Java, python,Spark, R-Programming)

  • Familiar with DevOps, Agile, process.


Primary Location: US-NC-Raleigh

Other Locations US-NC-Durham, US-Texas, US-MA-Boston

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 15, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2006857

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.