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Applied Materials Senior Data Scientist, Digital Investigations - (B5) in Rochester, New York

Key Responsibilities

Applied Materials has an exciting opportunity to join a world class Global Investigations and Digital Forensics Team. This Senior Data Scientist will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works collaboratively within Legal and jointly with the Information Security, Business Unit, and Corporate Services teams to conduct a wide range of business intelligence and investigation support functions.

This new position will be located in Santa Clara, CA, with the possibility of part-time remote work for the ideal candidate. It is the foundational role for the creation of a Data Analytics Team within the Global Investigations and Digital Forensics Team.

This position requires strong analytic capabilities, technical skills, leadership, communication skills, and creativity.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Responsibilities for this position include data retrieval, formatting, analysis, summarization, and visualization.Data analysis expertise will be used to support strategic initiatives, policy development & enforcement, and investigations.This person will work with legal personnel to audit and assess security for critical systems and information. This position will also be responsible for developing and maintaining department SharePoint sites and dashboards supporting the different teams and strategic initiatives.IT experience will be required to access and support disparate IT systems and assist legal personnel on a variety of technical issues.

This role requires the ability to design & develop programs, methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze diverse data sources. The resulting analytics and visualizations will be used by executive-level decision makers to gain actionable insights. Processes and programs will be used to cleanse, integrate, and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain real-time metrics, reports, analyses, and dashboards that will be used to drive key business decisions, strategy, policy, and investigations

  • Organize and transform data into comprehensible, usable, and actionable information

  • Analyze and interpret data to identify trends and anomalies in timeseries data

  • Ensure the accuracy, timeliness and confidentiality of data sources and derived information

  • Educate & train the users on the supported sites, dashboards, and reports

  • Elicit reporting and analysis requirements from the legal team and deliver solutions

  • Use predictive analytics and data mining techniques to extract information from data sets to identify correlations, trends, and patterns

  • Build data analytics algorithms and dashboards to identify events and users that may be indicative of fraud or corruption

  • Maintain the integrity of data sources and feeds. Secure the data from source to publication

  • Generate and follow-up on Data Loss Prevention (DLP) reports

  • Use User Behavior Analysis (UBA) to detect indications of fraud, corruption, or insider risk behavior

  • Utilize Tableau to create topical dashboards for senior decision makers

  • Employ active learning analytics on expense reports and other unstructured data using tools like Brainspace

  • Build solutions by partnering with key stakeholders, including the IT, Information Security, Big Data and Enterprise Process Solutions teams


  • Masters degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other technology-related field from an accredited university

  • Experience with Tableau and Tableau Prep

  • Strong attention to detail, passion for data accuracy, and high personal integrity

  • Project management experience

  • SharePoint or Web development experience

  • Professional use of SQL, Hadoop, and SAP ERP

  • Knowledgeable in Machine Learning concepts, techniques, and tools e.g., predictive analysis, Data Robot, Microsoft ML,

  • Experience with Splunk, OneTrust, or SailPoint IQ

  • Basic programming skills in one of the following: Perl, Python, PowerShell, Visual Basic, C#

  • Ability to perform statistical analysis of data

  • Working knowledge of web development tools e.g., XML, HTTP, Java, JavaScript, and HTML

  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to clearly articulate and visually present complex information and analysis results. Capable of writing concise reports targeted for the audience in terms that they will understand using a variety of graphical, easy-to-understand representations

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team

Desired Qualifications

  • A working knowledge of Windows system administration, IT audit or computer forensics. Strong IT knowledge and skills, such as Windows OS or network administration is a plus

  • Familiarity with international data privacy, cybersecurity, and encryption laws & regulations

  • Working knowledge of Open Source data analysis tools

  • Understanding of cybersecurity fundamentals and best practices

  • Familiarity of security tools such as IDS, vulnerability detection, SEIM

  • Exposure to application security assessment techniques and tools

  • Professional certifications (e.g., CFE, CISA, CISSP etc.)

  • Foreign language skills

  • Experience with or interest in digital forensics, investigations, or Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a plus




Master's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.