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Job Title: McAfee Data Science Intern
Company Name: MCAFEE, INC.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 12/15/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Law Enforcement, and Security, Science, Research & Development, Web Technology
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McAfee Data Science Intern

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Job Description:


McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to browse and shop the web securely. With our unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee helps home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers to comply with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. Our products are unique in how they work together to make security affordable and manageable. These days, the threats are tougher, and the perpetrators are trickier. As we have for more than 20 years, McAfee delivers superior protection that is trusted by millions of people.


At McAfee Cloud Security, we’re building groundbreaking technology to help enterprises enable and accelerate the safe adoption of cloud services. We have a work hard, play hard culture that fosters a fun, energetic, and collaborative work environment. Most importantly, we all check our egos at the door.

We have the following opportunity for a creative, innovative and results-oriented person willing to go the extra mile in a fast-paced environment.

The Data Scientist Intern will develop and enhance advanced machine learning techniques, which will help drive data analysis for a wide range of information and product features. Some of the responsibilities of the role are:

  • Collaborating with engineers to formulate innovative machine learning solutions for cloud security
  • Developing of machine learning techniques on large datasets
  • Working on a Hadoop and Spark technology stack
  • Mining large and complex datasets for insights and converting the insights into product features
  • Working collaboratively with a team as well as independently
  • Executing a project from scratch to production on a timely basis
  • Communicating complex concepts and results in a clear and effective manner


The program is a 10-12 week assignment where you will undertake a challenging project designed to blend strategic and operational work. You will be provided with a full network of individuals to ensure you have an incredible internship experience and be assigned a mentor and peer-level buddy to help you navigate through the organization. Specific projects and responsibilities will be assigned based upon your skillset.




  • Majoring in Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering or Information Technology
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • 3.0 GPA or better
  • Eligible to work in United States without work authorization sponsorship now or anytime in the future
  • You must be within one year from obtaining your degree at the conclusion of the internship. For example, if the internship concludes in August 2019 – you should have your degree no later than August 2020


We’re looking for the following skills:

  • 2+ years programming in one or more of Java, Python or Scala
  • 2+ years model development using one of R or Python (pandas, scikit-learn)
  • 2+ years of experience exploring data in using Hive, SQL or SprakSQL. 
  • A good understanding of one or more of Bayesian Statistics, Deep Learning, Time Series Analysis, Unsupervised Learning and State Space Models.


To be considered for an interview, you must complete an online application on our company website.


McAfee Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. McAfee Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Job type:

Student / Intern


Shift 1 (United States of America)

Primary Location:

US, California, Santa Clara

Additional Locations:

Posting Statement:

McAfee prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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