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Job #: R-00030227
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility : Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)
Job Description: Are you a Senior Data Scientist that likes to
perform research-level data analytics willing to work in Reston, VA
and at our customer sites in the National Capital Region to support
ongoing and future programs to advance the state of the art in
research and advanced machine learning and data fusion applications
in the areas of mission-focused big data analytics and predictive
analytics? You will be designing and optimizing a Data Science
platform to advance national security objectives, produce and
analyze results, disseminate findings, and contribute to
publications and presentations with actionable intelligence
insights. Exciting right!!
Fun stuff on the job you will do:
- Work closely with software developers, network engineers,
senior investigators, program managers, researchers, and data
analysts on small teams to design and optimize a Data Science
platform (DOMEX Data Discovery Platform – D3P) to produce and
analyze results, disseminate findings, and contribute to
publications and presentations.
- Work on small projects analyzing a variety of big data
covering national security, cyber security, business intelligence,
online social media, human behavior and more.
- Support multiple simultaneous projects and take open-ended or
high-level guidance, independently and collaboratively make
discoveries that are mission-relevant, and package and deliver the
findings to a non-technical audience.
- Have a mix of intellectual curiosity, quantitative acumen, and
customer-focus to identify novel sources of data across a range of
fields, to improve the performance of predictive algorithms, and to
encourage user adoption of high-end data analytics platforms in
partnership with a highly qualified, highly motivated team.
- Have a strong background in research design, exploratory
analysis, quantitative methods, user interface application design,
and experience with customer outreach and engagement.
To be successful in this role you need the following:
- B.S. Degree in a quantitative or analytical field such as
Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Engineering,
Physics, or Computational Social Science; or Master’s degree or
equivalent graduate degree including certificate-based advanced
- 12+ years of experience in data science, analytics or
quantitative intelligence analysis, and demonstrating progressive
technical development and outcomes. 10+ years of experience
required with MS.
- Must have an active TS clearance and must be able to achieve a
TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
- Significant experience in one or more scripting languages such
as R or Python
- Proficient in one or more big data programming languages, such
as Java or Python
- Experience working with a hybrid team of analyst, engineers,
and developers to conduct research, and build and deploy complex,
but easy-to-use analytical platforms
- Previous experience performing research in Data Analytics or
- Track record of active learning and creative problem
- Ability to analyze and assess software development or data
acquisition requirements and determine optimum, cost-effective
You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
- A significant share of your data analytics experience in
direct support if military or intelligence community customers,
demonstrating progressive technical development and mission-focused
- Significant experience dealing with open source, publicly
available information (PAI) data sources and types
- Significant experience performing quantitative analysis to
support military or intelligence community operational
- Previous experience developing predictive algorithms
- Experience supporting cyber security or network security
- Familiarity with social network analysis, supply chain
analysis, forensic accounting, pattern of life, natural language
processing, social media analysis, classification algorithms,
and/or image processing
- Experience blending analytical methodologies and leveraging
existing COTS/GOTS/OS tools in unconventional manners
- Familiarity utilizing virtualization and distributed field
systems, such as Hadoop (or similar distributed file systems) in
development and deployment environments
- Familiarity using git, svn, JIRA, or other version control
- Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS/C2S)
- Familiarity with hardware platforms, e.g., CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs,
External Eligible Referral
External Referral Bonus: Ineligible Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Level Required: Top Secret Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Requisition Category:
Professional Job Family: Data Scientist Leidos Leidos is a Fortune
500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and
services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in
the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health
markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for
government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston,
Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19
billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more
information, visit www.Leidos.com .
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decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect
the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment
benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness
programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More
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consideration for employment without regard to sex, race,
ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or
mental disability, medical condition, genetic information,
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partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.
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