Senior Data Scientist

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Job Category:
Scientist / Research & Development
Yes, 10% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Data Scientist to perform research-level data analytics work in our customer sites in the National Capital Region and our Leidos Arlington, VA office to support ongoing and future programs.  The job of the candidate is to advance the state of the art in research and advanced applications in the areas of mission-focused big data analytics and predictive analytics.  The candidate will 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. The candidate may also have the opportunity to work on small projects analyzing a variety of big data covering national security, cyber security, business intelligence, online social media, human behavior and more.  

Roles and Responsibilities:
- The ideal candidate has a strong background in research design, exploratory analysis, quantitative methods, user interface application design, and experience with customer outreach and engagement.  
- An analyst with an aptitude for problem solving, thinking outside the box, excellent time-management skills, and a strong sense of accountability is desired; proven experience delivering customer-focused analytical results is essential
- Support multiple simultaneous projects and will need the ability to 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.  
- 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.  

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- B.S. Degree in a quantitative or analytical field such as Economics, Political Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or Computational Social Science with 8+ years of experience in data analytics or quantitative intelligence analysis, with a substantial share directly supporting military or intelligence community customers, and demonstrating progressive technical development and outcomes.
- Must have an active TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Polygraph within 90 days of employment.
- Proficiency in one or more big data programming languages, such as R, Python, Scala, or Java.
- 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 big data.
- Significant experience dealing with open source, publicly available information (PAI) data sources and types.
- 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.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
- Significant experience in one or more scripting languages such as R or Python
- Significant experience performing quantitative analysis to support military or intelligence community operational activities
- Previous experience developing predictive algorithms
- Experience supporting cyber security or network security operations
- 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 technologies
- Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS/C2S)
- Familiarity with hardware platforms, e.g., CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc.

External Referral Eligible

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions 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 pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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