Data Analytics SME

Rosslyn, VA

Full Time Clearance required
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Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success. Novetta is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, embracing our differences and perspectives to build a stronger, more successful company.

Job Description: 

Novetta is seeking a skilled Data Scientist SME to support a fast paced, innovative project supporting a c major federal client in the field of data science and AI/Machine Learning to support cyber threat analysis. This is a hybrid role which requires 3 days a week in the office at Rosslyn Metro in Arlington, VA with 1-2 days of remote work per week.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a role as a data scientist or analyst, ideally in an IT/analyst role; preferably in a cyber-security setting; 8 years of total work experience required
  • Experience performing quantitative and analytic abilities to analyze and validate data
  • 10+ (Expert) years of related experience
  • Thorough (Senior)/Working (Expert) knowledge of individual, organizational, technological, or transactional issues of national security concern.
  • Prior experience and methodological experience in some of the following areas:
    • Relationships and discovery (correlating, enriching and prioritizing data about activity among actors, devices or facilities to enable the discovery of structure, roles, key relationships and targets)
    • Situational awareness (unifying data into a single context, allowing the current situation to be accurately and quickly understood)
    • Systems modeling (building a computational analog of a real-world system – political, military, economic, social or technical – to understand how it operates, what it is capable of, and how it may react to shocks)
    • Business analytics (supporting data-driven decisions about how we can improve business of intelligence)
  • Experience working with appropriate analytic methods and methodological tools in two or more of the following areas:
    • Applied mathematics (e.g. probability and statistics, multivariable calculus, linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, stochastic processes, graph theory)
    • Computer programming (e.g. scripting, data parsing/ETL, artificial intelligence, machine learning, math/statistics packages, natural language processing, software versioning, distributed computing)
    • Visualization (e.g. dashboard creation, network analysis, GIS/geospatial analysis, telemetry analysis
  • Working knowledge of Python and some of the one or more of the following software/tools: SQL, R, Hadoop, Spark, Java, C/C++, Git, Bash, Tableau, ArcGIS, Unix commands
  • Working knowledge of research designs, collection methods, capabilities, and tasking process
  • Familiarity with project management concepts and principles
  • Intellectual curiosity; creativity and innovation to go beyond current tools to deliver the best solution to complex problems
  • Ability to leverage multiple data management tools to organize relevant information and make decisions

Desired Skills:

  • Top Secret clearance is desired, but not required
  • Experience with 1 or more of the following: Powershell, Splunk, EnCase, IBM SPSS platform using the Modeler moduleis a plus
  • Knowledge of cyber threat indicators
  • One or more certifications are preferred but not required:
    • CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, Oracle SQL, CISSP, CEH, GCFE or similar 

Security Clearance:

  • Interim Secret to Start, Ability to get TS/SCI required to start


Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,300 employees across the U.S. 

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

Integrity • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success • We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus • We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Innovation • We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution • We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job perks/benefits: Startup environment
Job region(s): North America
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