Description

Required skills/Level of Experience:

The Data Scientist will identify relevant business problems, select appropriate performance metrics, analyze data, develop, and evaluate models, and present results in appropriate textual or visual formats. The role is in the Washington DC area (Reston and/or Arlington, Virginia) working with a multi-disciplinary team focused on document analytics.

Required Skills/Experience:

  • US Citizen with active TOP SECRET clearance (an active TS//SCI clearance preferred)
  • 5+ years combined of data science (2-year minimum), natural language processing, and/or computer programming experience
  • Demonstrable skills in at least two programming languages (Python, R, Java, Scala, Go, C, C++, Julia) and at least one deep learning library (PyTorch, TensorFlow, MXNet) building or fine-tuning state-of-the-art language models to perform classification, information retrieval, and information extraction on large data sets
  • Strong understanding of the underlying mathematics, statistics, and algorithms of machine learning models
  • Ability to use version control systems such as Git for branching, committing, and merging collaboratively with a development team
  • Ability to build data cleaning and ingestion pipelines starting with raw and unstructured data sources such as Portable Document Format (PDF), Microsoft Office file formats, and images
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and with technical accuracy in both oral and written modes.
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and potentially changing priorities, while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, including on government sites where availability of advanced development/database tools may be limited
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Software Engineering, or related technical field

 

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Graduate Degree, preferably in Mathematics, Operations Research, Computer Science, Computational Linguistics, Software Engineering, or related technical field
  • Experience with Navy research and analysis databases
  • Data visualization skills using tools such as Matplotlib, Seaborn, and ggplot2
  • Experience working on Unix (Linux) command line

 

Nice to have skills:

  • Data visualization skills using JavaScript (such as ChartJS and D3.js)

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