Senior Data Scientist #3453


  • US-IL-Rock Island
  • Information Technology
  • No Clearance Needed
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Senior Data Scientist to provide support at Rock Island, IL. 


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.

  • Generates new business insights through data extraction, storage, transformation, analysis, and visualization of diverse data sets.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Interprets and evaluates accuracy of results through iterative, agile methods.
  • Applies data discovery and data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, Trifacta) to develop compelling, actionable, useful data stories.
  • Works closely with data SMEs, business, and management to prioritize business and information needs.

*pending contract award


Bachelor's with 8+ years (or commensurate experience)

Minimum 8 years of experience working directly on a data science team. Master’s degree in data science, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, or other related business or quantitative discipline is required.

Experience working with tools, including object-oriented programming (Python, Java), computational analysis tools (R, MATLAB), and associated data science libraries (scikit-learn).

Experience creating meaningful data visualizations and interactive dashboards using platforms such as Tableau, Qlik, Power BI, RShiny, plotly, and d3.js to communicate findings and relate them back to how your insights create business impact.

Working knowledge of databases and SQL; preferred qualifications include linking analytic and data visualization products to database connections. Superior communication skills, both oral and written.

Data science methods related to data architecture, data munging, data and feature engineering, and predictive analytics.

Unstructured text and natural language processing. R, Python, SAS, or MATLAB. Anaconda, IBM Blue, and Oracle Big Data to analyze large data sets and develop automated analytics in making sense of data affecting DoD operations.

Developing machine learning, data mining, statistical network, natural language processing, text analytics, and graph-based algorithms to analyze massive data sets. Supervising algorithm implementation in on premise and cloud-based computing environments.

Developing software to generate reports and visualizations that summarize data sets and provide data-driven insights.

Developing and implementing statistical, machine learning, and heuristic techniques to create descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics as well as to develop statistical tests to make data-driven recommendations and decisions.

No security clearance required. 



Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $90,107 - $94,637 Annually

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