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Jacobs Data Scientist in Herndon, Virginia

Critical Mission Solutions

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Your Impact:

This programs mission is designed to accelerate the development and application of Agency data science capabilities, including artificial intelligence and machine learning to the Agency’s core mission. Data Scientists will focus on cross-cutting technical capabilities and providing ad-hoc support to the needs of the DDI and Agency Mission Centers.

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expert or Senior skill level

  • 10+ (Expert) or 5+ (Senior) years of related experience

  • Have thorough (Expert) or Working (Senior) knowledge of individual, organizational, technological, or transnational issues of national security concern

  • Have prior experience with the Intelligence Community 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 the business of intelligence).

  • Have thorough (Expert) or working (Senior) knowledge of appropriate analytic methods and methodological tools in two or more (Senior) or all three (Expert) 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)

  • Have thorough (Expert) or working (Senior) knowledge of Python and some of the following software/tools: SQL, R, Hadoop, Spark, Java, C/C++, Git, Bash, Tableau, ArcGIS, Unix commands.

  • Have thorough (Expert) or working (Senior) knowledge of research designs.

  • Have thorough (Expert) or working (Senior) knowledge of 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.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to leverage multiple data management tools to organize relevant information and make decisions.

  • Ability to develop comprehensive software applications, as needed.

  • Ability to translate complex, technical findings into an easily understood narrative (i.e., tell a story with the data) in graphical, verbal, or written form.

  • Ability to multi task and change focus quickly as demands change.

  • Ability work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain internal and external professional networks including subject matter experts, collectors, and decision makers that are necessary to carry out tasks or projects.

Clearance: Position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance.

U.S. Citizenship (Required)

• Favorable Criminal History Check

• Education Verification

• Abuse/Illegal Drug Use

• Credit Check

• Subject Interview

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