Data Scientist with Security Clearance

Powertek Corporation
Powertek Corporation

Job Overview

Data Scientist (Washington, DC) The Senior Data Scientist will build and improve analytic pipelines to consolidate multiple data sources, perform analytic processing, and produce actionable business information (e.g., top-10 lists, pattern-matches, exceptions, or lists of ‘needles in the haystack’). S/he will apply hands-on development skills and experience as an expert in analytics, data science, pattern recognition, and predictive models. The Senior Data Scientist will build, redevelop/modernize, optimize, and recommend cloud and server-based data science, analytics, and visualization solutions. The Senior Data Scientist may build classifiers, machine learning systems, state-of-the-art data mining methods, and anomaly detection systems. This project serves the needs of a new FBI organization advocating technology capabilities and solutions for counterintelligence and collaborating with operational and support elements throughout the FBI. The project helps the FBI’s enterprise-level initiatives addressing the digital environment. Our team is at the forefront of highly complex, technologically sophisticated IT models and systems serving the nation’s counterintelligence needs. Location: Washington, DC Clearance Required: Travel: None
Status: Full Time FLSA: Exempt Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Assist in selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques. Document use of classifiers for machine learning techniques, • Help build algorithms to seek out significant information hidden in vast amounts of data by working with users to develop criteria and parameters that effectively highlight and associate areas of interest. • Document algorithms including criteria and parameters used in algorithm, with notes on unsuccessful approaches. • Apply data mining techniques using state-of-the-art methods to find trends and address potential knowledge gaps. • Process, clean, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis and be able to calculate accuracy and/or rank of data in a set in statistical terms. • Create or use automated anomaly detection systems and track system performance highlighting areas for improvement. Document results of anomaly detection and system performance. • Make recommendations on improving existing processes. • Research and develop statistical learning models for data analysis. • Collaborate with various offices and personnel to understand company needs and devise possible solutions. • Communicate results and ideas to unit leadership. • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis. • Optimize joint development efforts through appropriate database use and project design. • Create meaningful presentations and analyses which tell a story focused on insights, not solely data. • Synthesize methodology and data into an actionable business strategy and communicate findings to team members. Your Experience and Knowledge: • Experience with programming languages such as Java/Python/Hadoop • Expert in SQL and other programming languages: RDBMS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, Informix; proficiency in query languages such as Hive, Pig, etc. • Strong background in data mining and statistical analysis • Understanding and ability to apply machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc. DISTINGUISHING BENEFITS
• Matching 401k vested from day one of plan entry (first of month following 90 days) • Choice of Health Insurance Plans and an employee assistance program
• Company sponsored technical and management certifications
• PowertekU online education with over 4400 technical and business courses
• Educational tuition reimbursement
• Robust Awards & Recognition Program + employee perks and discounts, generous referral program ABOUT POWERTEK
We challenge you to come make your mark. Influence change. Work on vital missions and advance your career. Powertek Corporation is a high-energy IT company that encourages its employees to help shape its culture with imagination and ingenuity. Go to www.PowertekCorporation.com to learn more. TO ALL APPLICANTS
Thank you for your interest and effort in applying for this position. Powertek provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. No unsolicited agency referrals, please.

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