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Data Scientist – Defense & Intelligence

Elder Research Inc

This is a Full-time position in Chantilly, VA posted February 3, 2021.

DATA SCIENTIST – Defense & Intelligence

Work Location is Chantilly, VA

Home Base office is Arlington, VA

Elder Research Inc. is a Data Science consulting firm specialized in providing analytic solutions to clients in Commercial and Government industries. Providing analytic solutions to hundreds of companies across numerous industries, our team enjoys a great variety in the type of work they do and exposure to a wide range of techniques and tools

We are trusted advisors to our clients, building lasting relationships and partnering as preferred analytics providers. We use a variety of programming languages and tools to create analytic solutions, often fitting within our clients’ environment and needs.

Summary of Position:

As a Data Scientist, you will work directly with clients, managers and technical staff to understand business needs, develop technical plans, and deliver data-driven analytical solutions that solve client problems. You will primarily create and deploy predictive models from a wide variety of data sources and types using the latest mathematical and statistical methods.

Essential Functions:

  • Exploration, cleaning, and wrangling to understand available data
  • Meetings and discussions with clients and co-workers to refine understanding of the business problem at hand
  • Trying different predictive modeling approaches to identify the best fit for a given set of business understanding, available data, and project timeline
  • Writing re-usable code in R, Python, Java, Scala, SQL, or other languages, and working to refine it through code review and discussion
  • Applying statistics to understand the significance of different attributes
  • Preparing presentations, writing reports, and working to communicate technical results to clients with varying levels of analytic sophistication
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative, dynamic, cross-functional environment
  • Travel to and work on-site at clients both local and non-local. Number of days at client site vary depending on project requirements.

Job Specifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree or Masters degree in Operation Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or related fields.
  • Current TS/SCI or within the past 2 years
  • Proficient with one of more of the following programming languages (Java, C++, Python, R)
  • Demonstrated experience applying data science methods to real-world problems.
  • Knowledge and experience in data wrangling, advanced statistical data analysis and modeling
  • Capable of communicating complex models and concepts in non-technical language
  • Comfortable learning new things and working outside of your comfort zone
  • Strong English-speaking and writing skills

Desired Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in a data science role
  • Experience working with some of the following technologies: AWS/C2S, Solr, NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis, HBase, Cassandra, Accumulo, Neo4j, etc.), Caffe/TensorFlow/Keras/etc, Hadoop, Spark, Pig
  • Experience building models and tools to help analysts understand data and answer intelligence questions
  • Experience using Data Science libraries in Python or R: tidyverse, NumPy, SciPy, Pandas
  • Familiarity with commercial and open source data science software: IBM SPSS Modeler, SAS, KNIME, RapidMiner, Statistica
  • Familiarity with software development (Scala, C#, Java, JavaScript, etc.)
  • Familiarity with relational databases, Oracle, SQL, and ETL tools
  • Security+ certified
  • Proficiency with unsupervised, semi-supervised, and supervised learning algorithms and technologies.
  • Domain expertise: counterintelligence, insider threat, intelligence data sources (HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, and OSINT)

About Elder Research, Inc

Elder Research is a fast growing consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics. Being in the data mining business over 20 years, we pride ourselves in our ability to find creative, cutting edge solutions to real-world problems. In keeping with our entrepreneurial spirit, we want candidates who are self-motivated with an innate curiosity and strong team work. We work hard to provide the best value to our clients and allow each person to contribute their ideas and put their skills to use immediately.

Elder Research believes in continuous learning; each week the entire company attends a “Tech Talk” followed by an office lunch. Elder Research provides a supportive work environment with established parental, bereavement, and PTO policies. By prioritizing a healthy work-life balance – with reasonable hours, solid pay, low travel, and extremely flexible time off – Elder Research enables and encourages its employees to serve others.

Elder Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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