Duo Security
Our mission is simple: democratize security by making it easy and effective for everyone to use.
Austin, TX

Software Engineer-Data Science PHD (Intern)-United States Duo Security at Duo Security

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At Duo, our mission is to democratize security. Our team uses data to help make cutting-edge information security available to everyone. Do you want to help? 

As a data science intern at Duo, you will work as an embedded member of the Data Science team to solve some of the most challenging problems in today’s security industry. The project you work on will depend on your skillset and interests, but will cover the lifecycle of data science work from problem formulation to solution. You may focus on developing and evaluating algorithms for anomaly detection, driving business decisions though user behavior models, building infrastructure for running and monitoring data pipelines, or estimating the effectiveness of product features from feedback and usage.  

We are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation and Duo’s achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. 

If this role is exciting you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all 100% of the description or qualifications. Finally and most importantly, we are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Skills you have: 

● Current graduate enrollment in a modeling or data focused field (machine learning, statistics, computer science, empirical sciences, etc).  

● Experience in curating, analyzing, and extracting meaning from data. 

● Working knowledge of one or more data analysis environments (Python/Pandas/sklearn, R, etc.). Experience with Python is a plus. 

● Interest in solving problems in the security domain, and in finding good solutions to real-world problems while being flexible in the data science tools or approaches used. 

● A penchant for working collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and in the presence of uncertainty. 

3 reasons why you should apply: 

● You want to identify and solve real problems through data analysis and modeling.  

● You are eager to learn about the ins and outs of data science practice at a dynamic organization. 

● You love collaborating with, guiding, and learning from data scientists with diverse backgrounds and skillsets. 


Internship Details: 

● This role will be based out of our Austin, Texas office 

● Program dates are flexible based on academic schedule 

● Roles are full time and 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday 

● Generous pay and employee perks 

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Where we are

Duo's Austin office is located in the heart of downtown.

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What are Duo Security Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Duo Security

How does your team reward individual success?

It can be as quick as some karma in Slack. We do team appreciations at the start of team meetings and Cisco has connected recognition which allows individuals to recognize the great work someone has done along with a monetary award, from $25 on up! We also celebrate life with team members, for example throwing a virtual baby shower!


Senior Engineering Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our cross-functional team of data scientists, software engineers, and designers, as well as product and security experts is building an intuitive adaptive authentication system. We’re moving past basic rule-based approaches to create a dynamic experience that people will love for keeping them secure while staying unobtrusive.


Head of Data Science and Engineering

What are some things you learned at the company?

Early on, I thought that success in the security industry was attributed solely to people's ideas or intellect. Since then, I've learned that the most important thing to have in any industry is empathy. Without empathy, you can't build a product that people will love or a place that people will want to work. Empathy is a foundation for success.


Senior Data Scientist

What is your vision for the company?

My overall vision is to provide mechanisms for the business to build simple, safe and secure products that our customers and partners intrinsically trust. It is my belief that when we empower our teams and stakeholders to creatively work together instead of falling on process and procedure for the sake of it, our creativity opens to new heights.


Head of Product Security

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success for us is taking the road less traveled to achieve better results, meaning we look for teammates who bring perspectives from all walks of life and who are not afraid to use their voice. We believe this combination results in good outcomes because we end up paving our path to success with a diversity of thought.


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