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Software Engineer (Machine Learning)

Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 2 000 EUR/month
*The final basic wage component can be increased accordingly to individual skills and experience of the selected candidate.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

To be clear on the start we are not yet another company which is trying to take advantage of current machine learning/artificial intelligence hype. Our experts have been playing with machine learning for more than 20 years - with neural networks making their first appearance in our products in 1998.

What does working as a Software Engineer (Machine Learning) entail?

Is responsible for the research and development of machine learning based technologies used for detection of malicious threats. The position involves prototyping machine learning based models and really big data analysis. It is dedicated to developing and maintaining executable (binary) code classifiers built on top of the cutting-edge technologies where classifiers leverages multiple data sources and information. We got space for people which want to contribute more in research field as well as for people which want to work more on production part.

Where does Software Engineer (Machine Learning) work?

You will be a part of Core Research and Development Department located in Bratislava, member of Automation and Artificial Intelligence team. Our team works with the large amount of data, hence a part of the team works on diverse automation tasks mostly related to alleviate the work load on Infiltration analysts and Detection Engineers working in Security Research Laboratory, others are leveraging various techniques, including machine learning, to provide users with the maximum degree of protection, it is necessary to continually find improvement for our systems in order to adapt to ever-changing threats.

Technologies used in the job

Python, Scikit, TensorFlow, Hadoop/Hbase, Spark, Hive, Impala, Kafka, C/C++, (My)SQL, JIRA, Confluence, Git

The advantages

You will be creating something that really helps to protect millions of users worldwide. Also, you will opportunity to learn something new as well as apply machine learning approaches in cyber security field, mastered only by a handful of people.

Employee perks, benefits

• Support in personal and professional development - opportunities to attend various trainings, courses, conferences or meetups
• Attractive financial bonus paid twice a year based on your performance
• Financial support in case of life milestones (wedding, childbirth)
• Complementary retirement savings contributions
• Fully covered 5 EUR/per day meal vouchers
• Wide range of benefits in sport, healthcare, culture, education and other areas
• "Refer a friend" benefit - the opportunity to receive a financial bonus when referring a friend for an open vacancy
• Available home-office days - 12 days per month (in SR)
• Fully-paid 3 sickdays
• Loyalty program - extra vacation days and financial bonus after working at ESET for 5 and more years
• Mind & Soul program - free helpline and counselling in personal and professional development
• Sport activities support – possibility to participate in various races, bike cages, bikes for rent
• Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages - you can find them all in every kitchen
• Casual, friendly, open culture with no dress code
• Participating in company events
• Opportunity to use company common areas (terrace, relax zone, library) for a chill time and meetings with colleagues
• Volunteering and opportunity to participate in various CSR activities

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Intermediate (B1)

Personality requirements and skills

Are you cut out for the job?

Since this is dedicated research (or applied research) position we are looking for people with university education, Master's or higher degree in the machine learning related field - people with Data Scientist, Computer Science, Data Mining or Statistics background are welcome, ideally with previous work in the field.
Position is also suitable for experienced software engineers that have at least some experience with machine learning or data science.
Programming level enough to create prototypes in Python or C/C++ but also to work on projects in our production machine learning infrastructure. Advantage is to have experiences with so called Big Data technologies and at least basic understanding of computer/network security. And last but not least, to keep pace with the bad guys you should have a healthy appetite for continuing to learn new things. The appetite for drinks, beers, food and great time will be saturated on several off-site teambuilding activities and annual Christmas party and big company party with cover name 'Zranica'.


Brief description of the company

The beginnings of ESET date back to 1987, when two young programming enthusiasts, Peter Paško and Miroslav Trnka, wrote a program for the detection of one of the world’s first computer viruses. They did not know that they had created one of the most successful antivirus programs in the world – dubbing it NOD. In 1992, together with their mutual friend Rudolf Hrubý, they formally established ESET.

What started as the brainchild of a few friends has evolved into the most valuable international brand of any Slovak company. Today ESET’s NOD32 technology protects over 100 million users across the world.

This success did not come overnight. The company’s global success and growth was given a boost in 1998 with its first “VB100” award from the prestigious Virus Bulletin magazine. Since then, we’ve received this accolade more than 100 times.

Today, over 1,800 employees around the world drive the company’s success – a telling increase from 3 in 1987 and 135 in 2006. Almost 900 of them are based in Slovakia, the home of ESET headquarters.

Throughout the company’s expansion, we have stayed true to the principles on which we were founded, and we remain independent in order to continue to meet new challenges.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

ESET, spol. s r.o.
Finančné oddelenie, Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Ing. Denisa Velebná
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ID: 3280900  Dátum zverejnenia: 20.9.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 000 EUR/month