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Data Scientist

St. Louis, Missouri, US Apply Later Job ID 01G0Z

Monsanto’s Information Technology group is seeking a Data Scientist to join its Enterprise Analytics Team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Cyber Security Intelligence Team in IT to rapidly advance the use of Predictive and Prescriptive analytics for cyber security.  We are seeking candidates with passion to learn and implement cutting edge technology and methodologies as well as the ability to work in both an individual and group environment.This position requires a highly motivated individual who will relish working to improve the organization’s use of data to reduce risk as part of a business-aligned, threat-based cyber intelligence program.


·Develop advanced analytic techniques for security analysis including anomaly detection, intrusion detection, behavior analysis, etc.

·Implement advanced security analytic techniques to preempt threats utilizing social, behavioral, geopolitical information, etc.

·Define & manage the process to onboard new systems into our security analytics portfolio

·Work with information security personnel and IT engineering teams to define and implement standards for access and activity logging to support our operations and security analytics practices

·Define models that describe appropriate and inappropriate use of information systems

·Provide insight to senior leadership teams as information security transforms to implementing a comprehensive data-driven intelligence-based cyber security program

·Collaborate with IT partners to implement analytic solutions into digital products including data and models automation using cloud technologies for scalability

Required Skills:

Bachelors Degree is required

Strong working knowledge of system and application logging

 2+ years experience of utilizing Machine Learning statistical analytics techniques for anomaly,

intrusion detection, social and behavioral analysis, etc.

Experience with Perl, R and Python and the use of regular expressions

Experience working with data in NoSQL database platforms

Good understanding of all layers of the OSI Model

Ability to learn complex computing environments quickly

Broad understanding of all aspects of IT and enterprise systems interoperability

Excellent verbal and written communication, problem solving and analytical skills, including the

ability to produce usable and maintainable documentation

Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing environment

Time management skills with proven ability to effectively coordinate multiple tasks under pressure

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of network security concepts, best practices, and procedures is preferred

Experience in Information Security Incident Response, intrusion detection and firewall


Strong working knowledge of Windows client/server, Unix/Linux systems, Mac OSX, and VMware

Information security experience preferred

Strong working knowledge in cloud solutions and security (e.g., Infrastructure as a Service

Software as a Service)

Knowledge of collaborative research tools and data exchange formats (e.g., TAXII, STIX) is


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