Machine Learning Researcher/Engineer

Place of work
Aupark Tower, 16th Floor, Einsteinova 24, Bratislava
Contract type
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

*The final basic wage component can be adjusted accordingly to individual skills and experience of 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 Machine Learning Researcher/Engineer 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 Machine Learning Researcher/Engineer 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

Bottomless drinks for all! Enjoy coffee, tea, juice or mineral water and other beverages to your heart’s content.

You will not go hungry. For each working day at ESET you will receive meal vouchers, fully reimbursed by the company. And should hunger strike during the day, you can grab a healthy snack in one of the kitchenettes.

Whether you commute by car, tram, bicycle or by foot, you are entitled to a transportation allowance once on board with ESET.

We support your personal development to help you grow on the job. You can attend a number of training courses, presentations, professional conferences and, best of all, you can improve your language skills, compliments of ESET.

We don’t want you to spend the whole day sitting behind a computer. Head out to the fitness center to lift the body and spirit.

We think family comes first. That’s why for your life’s milestones, such as wedding or birth of your children, in addition to our warmest congratulations, we also give you a financial contribution.

Even though we don’t have the fountain of youth, we can offer the next best thing – we contribute to your retirement savings.

Work hard, play hard. This is what we believe in and that’s why we organize a number of events for our employees throughout the year to relax and enjoy leisure time together.

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 primary 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. Programming level enough to create prototypes in Python or C/C++. 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 1,400 employees around the world drive the company’s success – a telling increase from 3 in 1987 and 135 in 2006. Almost 700 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 an more employees

Company address

ESET, spol. s r.o.
Aupark Tower, 16th Floor, Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava
ID: 3280900   Dátum zverejnenia: 9.3.2018