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R191757 Posted 07/10/2024

Principal Associate, Cyber Security Data Scientist

McLean, Virginia | New York, New York | Richmond, Virginia | Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Category Technology
  • Experience Principal Associate
  • Primary Address McLean, Virginia


Center 3 (19075), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Cyber Security Data Scientist

Cyber Data Science (CDS) is looking for a data-focused professional with cyber security experience to join our new and growing team. This candidate will operate as a team lead as CDS builds new data-driven systems to identify trends in our Cyber landscape and implement proactive actions. This candidate should be proficient in using BI tools such as Tableau, in addition to experience with one or more modern technologies such as relational databases, AWS, Snowflake, Python, Databricks, Git, and Machine Learning.

In this role, you will be responsible for interacting with cyber security related data to create and communicate insights powering reports and real-time dashboards that create situational awareness and facilitate data-driven decisions. As part of this, you may be tasked to work with various teams across Cyber Operations, Engineering, Product, and Architecture to optimize our data delivery and extraction across multiple data sources.  


  • Leveraging a blend of cybersecurity and data science knowledge to identify patterns and relevant insights that drive decision-making at operational and strategic levels

  • Leading initiatives to incorporate Machine Learning into projects and BAU activities

  • Mentorship and coaching of other CDS team members

  • Exploring new technologies to continually improve our extraction, transformation, and load capabilities

  • Assessing existing technologies, processes, products, and services to determine automation opportunities 

  • Creating, and enhancing, reports and dashboards (utilizing Tableau or Databricks) for various audiences that reflect the efficacy of people, processes, and technology within Cyber

  • Creating insights using new and existing technologies to provide situational awareness and contribute towards decision making processes across Cyber

  • Effectively communicating analytical insights sourcing from, and involving, Cyber Operations data to multiple audiences, recommending actions to improve our operational posture

  • Building relationships with stakeholders across Detection & Mitigation to create new/improved insights

About you:

  • An excellent communicator at various levels, able to develop and speak to code and analysis’, and translate methodology and findings to leadership

  • A team player that ensures they’re bringing their peers along with them and shares lessons learned

  • Proficient in Python and SQL, and displays an emphasis on continuous learning opportunities

  • Able to programmatically extract, transform, visualize, and analyze data from databases or S3 

  • Comprehend how data flows and changes, and share this knowledge with customers and teammates

  • Regularly leveraging existing cyber security knowledge to create relevant insights that facilitate data-driven decisions

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certification

  • At least 4 years of experience using database management tools

  • At least 4 years of experience using relational database systems 

  • At least 4 years experience utilizing SQL

  • At least 3 years of experience scripting in Python

  • At least 3 years of experience creating visualizations with business intelligence tools (Tableau or PowerBI)

  • At least 1 year of experience working with APIs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Engineering, Data Analytics, or related field

  • Professional Certification (Security+, Data+, Cyber Security Analyst+, or Systems Security Certified Practitioner)

  • 5+ years of experience working business intelligence tools 

  • 1+ year of experience with Cloud services (Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform or Microsoft Azure)

  • 1+ year of experience building Machine Learning frameworks

  • 1+ year of experience utilizing Databricks

  • 1+ year of experience with Snowflake or S3

  • 1+ year of experience with Git

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $165,100 - $188,500 for Prin Assoc, Cyber Technical

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate’s offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

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This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

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