Data Scientist

Job description

Sony Corporation of America, located in New York, NY, is the U.S. headquarters of Sony Group Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Music Publishing and Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. With some 900 million Sony devices in hands and homes worldwide today, a vast array of Sony movies, television shows and music, and the PlayStation Network, Sony creates and delivers more entertainment experiences to more people than anyone else on earth. To learn more:

Position Summary

Sony is seeking a Data Scientist, Risk Analytics to join Sony’s Corporate Information Security Division. This position will report to the Senior Manager of Risk Analytics and be a part of the team responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining a Global Information Security Risk Analytics platform used to provide information security risk intelligence to Senior Leadership and monitor the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Sony assets.

You’ll work across the global information security team to understand the unique problems and constraints, then dig into the data-rich environment to find the pieces of the puzzle. You’ll write scripts, build predictive analytics, automate processes, apply machine learning techniques, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help leadership make informed decisions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of the business to derive data science project requirements.
  • Gather information, business goals, priorities, and organizational context around the questions to answer.
  • Provide feedback to translate and refine business questions into tractable analysis, evaluation metrics, or mathematical models.
  • Design and evaluate models to mathematically express and solve defined problems with limited precedent.
  • Format, re-structure, and/or validate data to ensure quality, and review the dataset to ensure it is ready for analysis.
  • Analyze large amounts of data/information to discover and articulate trends and patterns.
  • Build predictive models and machine-learning algorithms.
  • Develop conclusive insights using statistical methods.
  • Make and defend arguments using data and data-based insight.
  • Explain solutions in a non-technical manner.
  • Mentor other team members.

Qualifications For Position

Your qualifications and experience should include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, with a preference for candidates who have a degree in Statistics, Data Analysis, or Mathematics.
  • Minimum 3 years of applied work experience in data science.
  • Hands-on experience analyzing and mining large datasets.
  • Proficiency with relational database (SQL), programming/scripting (Python or R), and statistics.
  • Good experience with applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Knowledge of machine learning
  • Ability to tackle ambiguous and undefined problems.
  • Motivated and self-directed, demonstrated ability to innovate.
  • Ability to communicate and discuss complex topics with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience in information security or IT preferred.
  • Experience with data engineering.
  • Experience with data visualization tool and dashboard development.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the US.

In addition to competitive pay and benefits, we offer an environment and culture that promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to creating an inclusive employee experience for you to thrive as part of Sony’s purpose to “fill the world with emotion through the power of creativity and technology”.


SCA offers benefits-eligible employees (generally regular employees scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week) a comprehensive benefits program that offers coverage and support for employees and their family’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being.  

What we offer you:

  • Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage with coverage for spouses/domestic partners and child dependents, including access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Employee assistance plan and comprehensive behavioral health benefits
  • Fertility benefits, including surrogacy, and adoption assistance programs  
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance for employees as well as supplemental life insurance coverage for their spouses/domestic partners and children 
  • Voluntary benefits such as group legal, identity theft protection, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance 
  • Short-term & long-term disability plans  
  • Paid parental and caregiver leave  
  • 401(k) Plan with pre-tax, Roth, and after-tax options and company match with immediate vesting
  • Education assistance and student loan programs   

Other Programs:

  • Time off to include vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, Summer Fridays (early release), and a winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Day (based on business needs)
  • Referral bonuses (subject to eligibility)  
  • Matching gift program  
  • A wide variety of employee business resource groups (EBRGs)  
  • Special discounts on Sony products, offered exclusively to Sony employees
  • Employee stock purchase plan (Sony covers commissions and fees for your Sony stock purchases made through after-tax payroll deductions)  
  • Annual incentive bonus

The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $150,000 to $165,000. This range does not include any other compensation components or other benefits that an individual may be eligible for. The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

Disability Accommodation for Applicants to Sony Corporation of America

Sony Corporation of America provides reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. For reasonable accommodation requests, please contact us by email at or by mail to: Sony Corporation of America, Human Resources Department, 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Please indicate the position you are applying for.

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