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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

ID 
2017-1847
# of Openings 
5
Job Location 
US-DC-Washington DC Metro
Posted Date 
10/2/2017

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Overview

MDA Information Systems LLC has an immediate opening for a Data Scientist in our Springfield, VA location.

 

To be qualified candidate must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI Clearance with ability to pass CI Poly.

 

This is a full-time customer-site position providing support to a US Government agency.  These positions provide an opportunity to work on projects that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. MDA employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

 

The Company

MDA Information Systems LLC is a major supplier of weather information and geospatial intelligence. Our firm serves a diverse client base including commercial and governmental organizations in agriculture, energy, defense, and civilian government.MDA Information Systems LLC offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account and tuition assistance. MDA Information Systems LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Responsibilities

General Summary

The Data Scientist is responsible for leveraging knowledge of data science, methodologies, and processing techniques to perform predictive analytics in the geospatial analysis domain.

Duties shall include, but are not limited to:

 

 

  • Initiate the efficient implementation of methods, tools, algorithms, including preliminary data exploration, data visualization and preparation, model calibration, specification or estimation; and algorithm validation and verification using a comprehensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments.
  • Provide informal documentation for methods and algorithms used in data science solutions.
  • Conceive and prepare thorough, well-articulated tactical or strategic data science products (e.g. technical articles, visualizations, graphics, and intelligence reports) that summarize the methods and results of data science solutions.
  • Design a range of research projects, data collection and methodologies
  • Identify, retrieve, manipulate, relate and/or exploit multiple structured data sets from various sources.
  • Identify problems to which data science can be applied and initiate appropriate solutions.
  • Identify and appropriately evaluate a wide range of existing methods, models and algorithms in familiar domains for a variety of mission driven problems; recognizing the capabilities and limitations of methods.
  • Determine the most appropriate research projects, data collection and methodologies.
  • Identify, retrieve, manipulate, relate and/or exploit multiple structured data sets from various sources, including building or generating new data sets as appropriate
  • Interpret and evaluate the results of data science community’s methods, models and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of the results, translating into insightful output for data science and/or mission and identifying other applications for use.
  • Identify collection opportunities that enhance organizational holdings and minimize gaps or lead implementation of novel strategies to enable exploitation or further refinement of complex structured and unstructured data sets.
  • Interpret and evaluate the results of data science community’s methods, models, and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of results.  Translate into insightful output for data science and /or mission and identifying other applications for multiple uses across a wide variety of mission domains.
  • Educate Managers, senior internal officers and the IC through mediums such as presentations, documentation and discussions.

Qualifications

  • Experience in proactively addressing and responding to the most difficult data science-related challenges in a timely manner while effectively balancing competing priorities. Coordinates subtasks for successful project task integration.
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong writing and briefing skills consistent with national-level performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and effectively evaluating an extensive range of methods, models and algorithms and design novel solutions for complex mission-driven problems of high importance without existing applied or theoretical solution in both familiar and unfamiliar domains.
  • Determine the most appropriate research design for challenging data collection and research projects.
  • Experience with the  efficient implementation and/or productization of methods, tool, algorithms; exploit the unique values of an extensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments)
  • Experience driving data science tradecraft within the IC (e.g. course design, executive-level briefings). 
  • Educate leaders at NGA and the IC through presentations, documentation or discussions.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in associated technical discipline; M.B.A, M.S or M.A desired or 5 years of equivalent work experience;
  • Desired: Minimum of 1+ years’ experience in Data Science

To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and must have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI US Security Clearance.

 

MDA Information Systems LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.