Principal Data Scientist/Engineer

Arlington, VA
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Engineering, Science
Full Time
Location: Arlington, VA/DC Metro area Aptima is a fast-paced, employee-focused small business that excels in finding solutions to complex problems in human-centered engineering. Aptima currently has an opening for a principal-level data scientist to help develop big-data applications in the DC Metro area. The ideal candidate will possess a background in problem analysis, mathematical formulation, algorithm development, and/or model implementation and analysis, and will also have experience in technical management and customer interaction. In this position you will:Lead the design, development, and application of data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning, modeling, and digital signal processing methodsCollaborate with software engineers to implement, test, and apply mathematical algorithms from researchBusiness development, proposal writing, project management, and customer interaction Requirements:Ph.D. or Masters Degree in an applied mathematical modeling disciplineHistory of customer-facing business development activitiesTrack record of program management and/or product development for large programs of record from DARPA, DoD research labs, or other government agenciesBackground in writing and winning technical proposalsExperience collaborating with software engineers, mathematicians, and analystsAuthorship in journal and/or other refereed publicationsExperience writing technical reports and proposalsU.S. Citizenship The ideal candidate will have experience and proficiency in all of the following:Knowledge of problem analysis, mathematical formulation, algorithm development, and model implementation & analysisUnderstanding of machine learning techniques (eg, Support Vector Machines, Artificial Neural Networks) and has experience using machine learning to build computational models from large data setsKnowledge of software/data design methods, data structures, and modeling standardsExperience in processing "big data" using parallel, distributed computing techniques such as Hadoop Framework and SparkSoftware engineering experience implementing and coding complex algorithms and models in an Object Oriented Language (C++, C#, Java or Scala)Strong Proficiency in Python or R Active security clearance preferred; must be able to obtain Secret security clearance All applicants must be willing to work onsite at a customer site in the DC metro area, Monday through Friday (no telecommuting or compressed schedules). All applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Aptima, Inc. participates in the US Government E-Verify Program. For more information, click on -verify. EOE MINORITIES/FEMALES/PROTECTED VETERANS/DISABLED For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. Company Description: In the age of technology, the human is the last frontier for innovation. Aptima's mission is to engineer tools and systems that increase human capabilities. Our scientists study how humans think and learn in today's technology-rich networked environments, and we use that knowledge to solve problems and provide solutions in defense, homeland security, healthcare, aviation and cyber security. Aptima's solutions span the human continuum, from the neural and individual level, to teams and large groups, and to cultures and societies. Learn more at

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