Sr Data Scientist - Defense & Intelligence

Elder Research Inc
Arlington, VA
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Analyst, Intelligence
Full Time
Senior Data Scientist (Secret OR Top Secret clearance accepted) - Defense & IntelligenceHome office: Arlington, VAElder Research Inc. is a recognized leader in predictive analytics and data mining. We pride ourselves in our ability to find creative, cutting edge solutions to real-world problems. We are looking for innovative and inquisitive self-starters who enjoy translating complex models into actionable solutions that deliver real value for our clients. We have multiple openings in the Northern Virginia-Washington Metropolitan area for analytics and data science professionals to support our Defense & Intelligence business.Job DescriptionAs a Senior 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 FunctionsExploration, cleaning, and wrangling to understand available data.Meetings and discussions with clients and co-workers, in person and virtually, to refine understanding of the business problem at handTrying different predictive modeling approaches to identify the best fit for a given set of business understanding, available data, and project timelineWriting re-usable code in R, Python, Java, Scala, SQL, or other languages, and working to refine it through code review and discussionApplying statistics to understand the significance of different attributesPreparing presentations, writing reports, and working to communicate technical results to clients with varying levels of analytic sophisticationAbility to work independently in a collaborative, dynamic, cross-functional environmentTravel to and work on-site at clients both local and non-local. Number of days at client site vary depending on project requirements.Clear written and verbal communication skillsRequired QualificationsWe are looking to hire Senior Data Scientists with at least 4-8 years of technical experience working with data and deploying analytical solutions. Qualified candidates should have a Master's degree or greater in a technical field. A PhD can substitute for 2 years of work experience. Applicants with a BA/BS with more data science experience will be considered.Must be able and willing to obtain a successful CBP Background investigation. A secret or higher clearance may be required in the futureIdeal candidates have technical skills and analytic tool experience in several of the following areas:Technical Areas: machine learning, statistical learning, statistics, natural language processing, text mining, anomaly detection, operations research, exploratory data analysis, ETLAnalytic Tools: R, SQL, PythonDesired QualificationsGraduate degrees and additional years of experience are desired.Current Secret or Top Secret clearance, or willingness to apply for one, is preferred for positions in Defense & Intelligence.Experience working in any of the following domains is a plus:Domain Expertise: personnel security, national security, insider threat and continuous evaluation, survey research focusing on behavioral health, behavioral science, I/O psychology, military analytics, epidemiology, public healthAbout 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"A' 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.Elder Research is unable to consider candidates who will need H1B visa sponsorship.#JT