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Data Scientist ( R-00089985 )


Data Analyst



Bethesda, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Are you a Data Scientist that likes to perform research-level data analytics willing to work in Bethesda, MD and at our customer sites in the National Capital Region to support a major program advancing the state of the art in mission-focused big data analytics and predictive analytics? You will be delivering cutting edge data science capabilities to advance national security objectives, swiftly 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 a tight-knit team of data scientists, as well as a larger team of software developers, network engineers, senior investigators, program managers, researchers, and data analysts to design, build, and optimize a Data Science platform 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.
- Bring your 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.
- Leverage your 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 training courses
- 4+ years of experience in data science, analytics or quantitative intelligence analysis, and demonstrating progressive technical development and outcomes. 2+ years of experience required with a Masters or an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of degree
- Must have an active TS clearance and must be able to achieve a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph
- Proficiency in one or more scripting languages such as R 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 algorithms and analytical platforms
- Previous experience performing Research in data analytics or big data;
- Track record of active learning and creative problem solving
- Ability to analyze and assess software development or data acquisition requirements and determine optimum, cost-effective solutions.

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 outcomes;
- Significant experience dealing with at least two of the following data classes: open source, publicly available information (PAI); forensic media (i.e. DOMEX); measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT); or cybersecurity and cyber forensics;
- Significant experience with Knowledge Graphs and KG tech such as neo4j;
- Previous experience developing predictive algorithms;
- 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 an unconventional manner;
- 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 technologies;
- Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS/C2S);
- Familiarity with hardware platforms, e.g., CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc.

External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.