DirectViz Solutions, LLC
  • Alexandria, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

DirectViz Solutions, is a high-level strategic consulting services firm that meets mission needs for government clients. We are hiring  a Data Scientist for a customer based in Alexandria, VA.  This position requires a completed CBP BI or an active Secret or Top Secret clearance.

 

Data Scientist

Will help lead the development and delivery of high-quality predictive modelling solutions.  Assist the team to leverage large structured and unstructured datasets to develop and operationalize models, tools, and applications that drive optimized decision making.  Project tasks include data collection, mining, data and text analytics, clustering analysis, pattern recognition and extraction, automated classification and categorization, and entity resolution to implement and enhance automated risk assessment.  The products we develop provide actionable insight with real and immediate impact on the safety and security of the United States, its citizens, visitors, and economy.

Within three - six months of joining the project, data scientists will be expected to:

  • Perform hands-on analysis and modeling involving the creation of intervention hypotheses and experiments, assessment of data needs and available sources, determination of optimal analytical approaches, performance of exploratory data analysis, and feature generation (e.g., identification, derivation, aggregation).
  • Demonstrate proficiency in extracting, cleaning, and transforming transactional and mission data associated within an identified problem space to build predictive models as well as develop appropriate supporting documentation.
  • Execute projects including those intended to identify patterns and/or anomalies in large datasets; perform automated text/data classification and categorization as well as entity recognition, resolution and extraction; and named entity matching.
  • Brief project management, technical design, and outcomes to both technical and non-technical audiences including senior government stakeholders throughout the model development/ project lifecycle through written as well as in-person reporting.

 

Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (required) in operations research, industrial engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science/engineering, or other related technical fields with equivalent practical experience.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in developing machine learning models and applying advanced analytics solutions to solve complex business problems
  • Experience with programming languages including: R, Python, Scala, Java.
  • Experience with SQL programming
  • Experience constructing and executing queries to extract data
  • Proficiency with statistical software packages including: SAS, SPSS Modeler, R, WEKA, or equivalent
  • Experience with pattern recognition and extraction, automated classification, and categorization
  • Experience with entity resolution (e.g., record linking, named-entity matching, deduplication/ disambiguation)
  • Experience with unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques and methods
  • Experience performing data mining, analysis, and training set construction

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency with Unsupervised Machine Learning methods including Cluster Analysis (e.g., K-means, K-nearest Neighbor, Hierarchical, Deep Belief  Networks, Principal Component Analysis), Segmentation, etc.
  • Proficiency with Supervised Machine Learning methods including Decision Trees, Support Vector Machines, Logistic Regression, Random/Rotation Forests, Categorization/Classification, Neural Nets, Bayesian Networks, etc.
  • Experience with visualization tools and techniques (e.g., Periscope, Business Objects, D3, ggplot, Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics, PowerBI)
  • Experience with big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, HIVE, HDFS, HBase, MapReduce, Spark, Kafka, Sqoop)
  • Experience working with large-scale (e.g., terabyte and petabyte) unstructured and structured data sets and databases
  • Active Top Secret

 

Clearance:

Selected applicants must have a completed CBP BI or an active Secret or Top Secret security clearance.

 

DirectViz Solutions, LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identification or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law.

 

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