Senior Data Scientist

    Arlington, VA 22201
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    Job Description


    Job Description:

    Leidos is hiring a Senior Data Scientist for work in the National Capital Region (NCR), Fort Bragg, NC, and Tampa, FL areas. All work is on site; an active TS/SCI clearance is required with ability to obtain a Polygraph.

    The Senior Data Scientist will work with stakeholders throughout USSOCOM to identify opportunities for leveraging Special Operations and Intelligence Agency data to drive USSOCOM solutions. The candidate must 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.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •Mine and analyze data from USSOCOM, JSOC, and Intelligence Community databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development and manpower and personnel strategies

    •Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets and use predictive modeling to increase and optimize USSOCOM outcomes

    •Develop or enhance USSOCOM testing frameworks and test model quality.

    •Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

    •Identify and customize, if necessary, COTS/GOTS tools for administration and data collection, or to leverage, support, and integrate the process with tools built for the USSOCOM and/or its component elements.

    •Provide an advanced capability for data analysis of relevant information from disparate data types, promoting visualization and storytelling to discover insights that help guide operational and business decisions. Let the data tell the story including what is inconsistent or contradictory and automate data cleansing as much as possible.

    •Coordinate and facilitate community of practice and working group meetings, to include meeting logistics, agenda development and presenter coordination, day-of execution and facilitation, documentation and distribution of meeting minutes and presentations.

    Basic Qualifications

    •Active TS/SCI clearance with ability to obtain a Polygraph.

    •BA/BS Degree in CS, Math, Data Science, IS or related discipline and 12+ years' experience Or an MA/MS in CS, Math, Data Science, IS or related discipline and 10+ years' experience.

    •1+ yrs professional experience with Tableau.

    •10+ years' experience in the intelligence community

    •Ability to translate complex, technical, or analytic findings into an easily understood narrative- tell a story with the data in graphical, verbal, or written form.

    •Experience performing research in Data Analytics or big data.

    Preferred Qualifications

    •MA/MS in CS, Math, Data Science, IS or related discipline

    •Experience supporting the USSOCOM ISR enterprise.

    •Background in research design, exploratory analysis, quantitative methods, user interface application design, and experience with customer outreach and engagement.

    •Ability to analyze and assess software development or data acquisition requirements and determine optimum, cost-effective solutions.

    •Demonstrated experience with structuring data, natural language processing, database technologies, and AI/ML learning algorithms.

    •Applied knowledge in the mathematical sciences such as probability, statistics, predictive modeling, computational social sciences; computer programming (Python, JAVA, PERL, C++, R SAS, SPSS,PL/SQL)

    •C#.NET, ASP.NET Model View Controller (MVC), jQuery, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), etc.

    •Experience with SQL Database/Coding.

    External Referral Bonus:Eligible

    Potential for Telework:No

    Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI

    Travel:Yes, 25% of the time

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


    Requisition Category:Professional

    Job Family:Data Scientist

    About 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

    Pay and Benefits

    Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career 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 details are available here.

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    Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

    Commitment to Diversity

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

    Posting ID: 593242399Posted: 2020-12-16Job Title: Senior Datum Scientist