Data Scientist (Top Secret) with Security Clearance

Xcelerate Solutions
Xcelerate Solutions

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Data Scientist Washington, DC Clearance Active Top Secret Clearance (Must be eligible for SCI and CI Polygraph) Come join our award-winning organization and work with some of the most talented and brightest minds in the GovCon industry. As a Data Scientist, you will design and optimize a data science platform to advance national security objectives, produce and analyze results, disseminate findings, and contribute to publications and presentations with actionable intelligence insights. In this role, you will work closely with software developers, network engineers, senior investigators, program managers, researchers, and data analysts to advance mission objectives. Responsibilities * You w ill work on projects to analyze a variety of big data covering national security, cyber security, business intelligence, online social media, human behavior and more. * Supports multiple simultaneous projects and take open-ended or high-level guidance, independently and collaboratively make discoveries that are mission-relevant, and package and deliver the findings to a non-technical audience. * Performs research design, exploratory analysis, quantitative methods, user interface application design, and experience with customer outreach and engagement * Uses intellectual curiosity, quantitative acumen, and customer-focus to identify Client sources of data across a range of fields, to improve the performance of predictive algorithms, and to encourage user adoption of high-end data analytics platforms in partnership with a highly qualified, highly motivated team. Requirements * 8 + years of experience with Bachelor’s of Science degree in a quantitative or analytical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, or Computational Social Science; or 6+ years of experience Master’s degree; or equivalent graduate degree including certificate-based advanced training courses; * Significant experience in one or more programming languages such as R or Python, experience with Java a plus * Experience working with a hybrid team of analyst, engineers, and developers to conduct research, and build and deploy complex analytical platforms * Previous experience performing research in data analytics or big data * Ability to analyze and assess software development or data acquisition requirements and determine optimum, cost-effective solutions Desired Qualifications * A significant share of your background in quantitative analysis and data analytics experience in direct support of military or intelligence community customers, demonstrating progressive technical development and mission-focused outcomes * Familiarity with the following: * Social network/media analysis, supply chain analysis, forensic accounting, pattern of life, natural language processing, algorithms, and/or image processing * Open source, publicly available information (PAI) data sources and types * Experience with the following tools: * Amazon Web Services (AWS/C2S); * Hardware platforms, e.g., CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, etc * git, svn, JIRA, or other version control technologies * Virtualization and distributed field systems, e.g. Hadoop (or similar distributed file systems) in development and deployment environments About Xcelerate Solutions Founded in 2009 and headquartered in McLean, VA, Xcelerate Solutions ( www.xceleratesolutions.com ) is one of America’s fastest-growing companies, being named to the Inc. 5000 List in 2014/2015/2016/2017. With an ISO 9001 certified quality management system, an ISO 27001 certified information security management system, an ISO 20000-1 ITSM system, and delivery processes assessed at CMMI Level 4, Xcelerate is committed to providing our customers service delivery excellence. Want to learn more about our culture? See it in action on our YouTube Channel ! Xcelerate Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or another protected characteristic. In accordance with EO 13665 Final Rule, Xcelerate Solutions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Applicants selected must be able to possess and maintain a government clearance as required for access to classified information. US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

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