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Performance Engineering - Data Scientist


McLean, VA
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We are seeking a motivated, creative Data Scientist to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging problems facing the US government. This position offers the opportunity to combine systems Engineering with Data Analytics for an evidence based SE approach. You will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned data professionals in a fast paced and dynamic atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to make strategic differences and have real long term impacts. with the ability to make a difference and impact outcomes with solid analysis.

Our employees are expected to work on multiple projects, cross pollinate good ideas across the government, and continuously learn. We are truly an interdisciplinary department that thrives on having a large toolbox to support data/model driven decision making. We value people who bring a positive outlook and a eagerness to learn new skills.

Our department works to solve problems in the public interest, in partnership with the numerous government branches. We also actively conduct independent research of interest in support and conjunction with government and academia partners. Once established, new members of our department have latitude to work on projects of interest to them.

The successful candidate will:
Be passionate about applying data analytics to real world problems.
Have an innate curiosity and interest in developing research questions and testing hypotheses with open ended tasking.
Work with a spectrum of government sponsors to gain understanding of their challenges, evaluate possible solutions and conduct insightful, actionable analyses.
Support the development and application of a variety of analytical models to sponsor challenges, with a willingness to adapt and learn.
Present results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise.

Candidates are required to be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining US DoD clearance.

Must have Bachelors degree (MS preferred) in one of the following disciplines:
Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Data Science

Applicable research and or internship experience in science and engineering

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated ability to manipulate large datasets

Experience with analytic tools such as Python, SAS, MATLAB, JavaScript, R, Java

Preference will be given to candidates with DoD clearance.

Desired skills/ experience includes:

Experience working with databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB)
Data Visualization tools and techniques such as Tableau, OBIEE, C#, JQuery, Shiny
Ability to formulate complex algorithms and process to solve complex data problems
Research experience in science and engineering
Software Development experience in a shared environment leveraging tools such as Git, Subversion