Data Scientist

McLean, Virginia

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Posted 1 week ago

Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Job Description: 

Novetta is currently seeking a TS/SCI Data Scientist to serve as a data specialist: finding, analyzing, and vetting potential data sources for applicability in a geospatial problem domain.

Responsibilities include:

  • Explores data sets and verifies data quality to gain an understanding of relevant data, then identifies differences in data distribution that could affect performance when deploying the machine learning model in an operational environment.
  • Identify data sets of machine learning tests and use cases.
  • Develops and tunes machine learning model’s hyper parameters.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Function independently and can present/defend/communicate the results and ideas to key decision makers. 
  • Experience in visualizing and manipulating big data sets, including leaflet, plotly, D3, and ggplot. 
  • Demonstrated background in data mining and statistical analysis. Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills.

Desired Skills:

  • Modeling familiarity: ability to understand how to optimize datasets for use in computational models.
  • Graph Indexing:  ability to develop logical connections between disparate data via indexing in an efficient manner, and building/understanding graph algorithms to maximize value of retained data.
  • AWS familiarity:  ability to use and manage AWS instances as well as coding lambda functions (etc) to minimize expenditure while maximizing throughput.

Security Clearance:

  • Active 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 1,000 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 tags: AWS Big Data Data Analytics Data Mining Engineering Machine Learning Open Source Security