Data Scientist with active Top Secret clearance

Location: Tysons, VA
Date Posted: 01-03-2019
Recruiting Associates ( has been retained by a leading government contractor to identify a Data Scientist with an active Top Secret clearance to work in either McLean or Crystal City, VA. 

Our client has two decades of experience in delivering clear, actionable intelligence across a broad spectrum of commercial, Federal, Defense, and Intelligence customers, They have pioneered disruptive technologies in data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, media analytics, and multi-INT fusion. Our client brings actionable insights to your most complex data challenges. They enable customers to find clarity from the noisy complexity of big data at the speed and scale of the most intensive national security missions.

We are seeking a Data Scientist who is excited about analyzing and solving national security related problems. In this role you will be empowered to:
  • Work directly with analysts to exploit large volumes of data
  • Identify important and interesting questions surrounding our customer's challenges, then translate those questions into concrete analytical tasks
  • Develop tools and process to help uncover hidden patterns in data
  • Deliver analytical products in support of operational missions
  • Provide thought-leadership in the area of analytics/data science
Basic Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in the Information Technology field
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of experience with:
    • Statistical and topic modeling
    • Data mining or machine learning
    • Data discovery, shaping, and analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with:
    • Linux
    • Python
    • R, Matlab or SQL
  • Must currently possess an active US government Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI access within a reasonable, customer-mandated time frame. Must be willing and able to pass a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination
Desired Skills: 
  • Experience with:
    • Working on a cross functional team
    • Interacting directly with analysts
    • Using technology to answer difficult big data questions
    • Delivering working prototypes to enable enhanced analytics of large data sets
    • Agile Development
  • Machine learning training, testing, and deployment
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