Head of AI

United States
Threat Intelligence – Data Science and AI /
/ Remote
Sophos is a worldwide leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting more than 500,000 organizations and millions of consumers in more than 150 countries from today’s most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by threat intelligence, AI and machine learning from SophosLabs and SophosAI, Sophos delivers a broad portfolio of advanced products and services to secure users, networks and endpoints against ransomware, malware, exploits, phishing and the wide range of other cyberattacks. Sophos provides a single integrated cloud-based management console, Sophos Central – the centerpiece of an adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem that features a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity vendors. Sophos sells its products and services through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos has major hubs around the globe. More information is available at www.sophos.com

Role Summary
Sophos is looking for an experienced Head of AI to lead our data science team in developing and implementing advanced analytics and machine learning solutions to drive business growth and innovation. As the Head of AI, you will play a critical role in driving the company's data-driven strategy, working closely with cross-functional teams to develop and implement predictive models, algorithms, and data-driven solutions.

What You Will Do

    • Lead and manage a team of data scientists to deliver advanced analytics and machine learning solutions, leveraging large-scale data sets to drive business growth and innovation
    • Work with cross-functional teams including product management, engineering, and business operations to identify, prioritize, and execute data-driven initiatives that align with business goals
    • Develop and implement machine learning models and algorithms to drive data-driven decisions across the company, including for customer acquisition, retention, and lifetime value
    • Build and manage the data science infrastructure, tools, and processes to ensure the scalability, reliability, and accuracy of data-driven solutions
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest advances in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science tools and technologies, and assess their potential impact on Sophos' business and products
    • Communicate complex data-driven insights, recommendations, and results to non-technical stakeholders in a clear and compelling manner
    • Foster a culture of experimentation, continuous improvement, and knowledge-sharing within the data science team and across the organization

What You Will Bring

    • 8+ years of experience in data science, machine learning, or related fields, with a proven track record of delivering innovative and impactful data-driven solutions in a fast-paced, agile environment
    • 3+ years of experience in managing and leading a team of data scientists, with a focus on developing and mentoring team members to achieve their full potential
    • Strong expertise in statistical modeling, machine learning algorithms, data mining, and data visualization
    • Experience with programming languages commonly used in data science, such as Python, R, and SQL
    • Familiarity with big data platforms and tools, such as Hadoop, Spark, and AWS
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights and recommendations
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders across the organization
Applicants in Colorado, California, Washington, and New York City may email TalentAcquisition@sophos.com for the up-to-date salary ranges for the position.


What's Great About Sophos?
·   Our people – we innovate and create, all of which are accompanied by a great sense of fun and team spirit
·   Employee-led diversity and inclusion networks that build community and provide education and advocacy
·   Annual charity and fundraising initiatives and volunteer days for employees to support local communities
·   Global employee sustainability initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint
·   Global fitness and trivia competitions to keep our bodies and minds sharp
·   Global wellbeing days for employees to relax and recharge 
·   Monthly wellbeing webinars and training to support employee health and wellbeing

Our Commitment To You
We’re proud of the diverse and inclusive environment we have at Sophos, and we’re committed to ensuring equality of opportunity.   We believe that diversity, combined with excellence, builds a better Sophos, so we encourage applicants that can contribute to the diversity of our team.  All applicants will be treated in a fair and equal manner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, sex, gender reassignment, marital status, race, religion or belief, color, age, military veteran status, disability, pregnancy, maternity or sexual orientation.  We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know. 

Data Protection
If you choose to explore an opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our Privacy Policy and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos.  If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please follow the steps set out in the Privacy Policy describing your individual rights.  If you have any questions about Sophos’ data protection practices, please contact dataprotection@sophos.com.