Data Scientist – Senior #3439

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  • US-VA-Tysons Corner
  • Cybersecurity & Intelligence
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers—people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation that improves governmental operations each day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?

Responsibilities

Develops, inspects, mines, transforms, and analyzes data to create descriptive and predictive models that impact productivity, decision making, and provide strategic mission impact. Data Integration – Applies data wrangling tools including ETL, ELT, and programming languages to collect and blend data from operational and relevant external systems. Data Analysis – Applies data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis on data to create predictive and descriptive models. Applies and integrates these models to develop segmentation, clustering, forecasting, classification and other models. Data Visualization – Applies Data discovery and data visualization tools to interpret and present the findings in a compelling and usable manner. Maintains and integrates analytical systems with operational systems, verifies the accuracy of the data and analytics. Interacts with both business and data SMEs.

1. Generates new business insights through data extraction, storage, transformation, analysis, and visualization of diverse data sets.
2. Collects and transforms structured, unstructured, relational, and NoSQL data using ETL and ELT tools as well as develops custom code using programming languages. Understands and uses distributed (e.g. MapReduce) methods that scale to multi-Terabyte sized data collections.
3. Analyzes data using data mining, machine learning, and statistical algorithms available in COTS tools (e.g. SAS, SPSS, and Oracle); builds analytical solutions using programming languages (e.g. R, Python, SAS), and programming libraries (e.g. Python SciKit, R Caret, PostgreSQL MADlib, Apache Spark MLlib).
4. Interprets and evaluates accuracy of results through iterative, agile methods.
5. Applies data discovery and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Trifacta) to develop compelling, actionable, useful data stories.
6. Works closely with data SMEs, business, and management to prioritize business and information needs.

 

Client-specific responsibilities:

We are looking for a Data Scientist with an entrepreneur’s mindset to support a fast-paced and growing data science team working on projects critical to National Security. The position is located within a classified space in the Northern Virginia area, and requires an active TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance.
The Data Scientist will be expected to build statistical models, test hypotheses, interpret, summarize, visualize, and succinctly report on data findings. The Data Scientist will perform research on various data sources, to include unstructured data using quantitative and qualitative content analytics. The Scientist will construct and perform complex database search queries in multiple databases using SQL and API interfaces. The Scientist will perform web scraping and apply various techniques for processing unstructured data. The Scientist will leverage automation and machine learning to manage data, predict scenarios and make recommendations. The Data Scientist will contribute to building new analytical tools and packages across the enterprise and will be expected to collaborate with team members in a highly technical environment. The Data Scientist will be expected to learn and leverage emerging technologies including AWS and Git.


Qualifications

Bachelor’s with 15+ years (or commensurate experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a highly quantitative subject or related field ( for example, statistics, mathematics, economics, or related field)
  • Candidates are required to have a BS degree + 18 years of applicable experience OR a Master’s degree + 10 years of applicable experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required
  • Strong experience working with Python or R programming languages
  • Experience working with data manipulation, analytic/business insight tools, and data visualization experience
  • Experience with SciPy stack or Tidyverse packages
  • Experience constructing and performing complex database search queries
  • Experience/ knowledge of computer science concepts, data architecture, and experience/knowledge of statistics
  • Demonstrated experience using statistical and machine learning techniques including supervised and unsupervised learning and natural language processing
  • Experience /familiarity with frequentist statistics and probability including predicative modeling

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COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disabled

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