Statistician – Data Scientist (Experienced) with Security Clearance

Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories

Job Overview

What Your Job Will Be Like Are you passionate about your work and dream of using state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation’s security? We are seeking a Statistician/Data-Scientist to join our interdisciplinary team of researchers responsible for growing a foundational data science research effort with applications to cyber security. You will be joining a team challenged by data-intensive research problems that lead to fundamental methods advances and peer-reviewed publications in areas such as statistics, applied mathematics, uncertainty quantification, feature identification techniques, machine learning, streaming and sampling, linear/multilinear methods, nonlinear optimization, and Bayesian inference in application to cybersecurity network, file, and alert triage analytics, differential privacy, similarity analysis, label propagation, and software understanding. As a key member of the team, you will be encouraged to demonstrate technical, programmatic and operational leadership for high impact to national security programs. On any given day, you may be called on to: * Plan, conduct and execute work with a collaborative multi-disciplinary team of researchers within and outside of our department * Work / develop algorithms and software in R, Python, Java, C and C++ or related languages * Collaborate side-by-side with cyber security professionals to perform innovative and relevant research * Work both with theorists and real data * Design, plan, manage, and execute research; design and develop projects. * Publish and present outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences * Develop open-source software Qualifications We Require * Master’s Degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Data Science or relevant discipline plus 1 or more years of experience; or PhD in any of the above fields or relevant discipline; or equivalent combination of relevant educated and experience * Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: statistics, applied mathematics, uncertainty quantification, feature identification techniques, machine learning, streaming and sampling, linear/multilinear methods, nonlinear optimization, and Bayesian inference * Publication record indicative of relevant research expertise * Software development experience in Python, Java, C and C++ or related languages * Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE-Q and SCI clearance Qualifications We Desire * Ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary research environments on problems comprising diverse application domains * Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills * A background in solving practical problems that involve encounters with real-world data * Cybersecurity domain experience * Experience working in software development teams * Proven research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, outreach activities, etc. * Related professional experience such as internships in industry or at other national labs, participation in visiting research programs, etc. About Our Team The Data Science & Cyber Analytics Department develops new techniques and tools in machine learning, data analysis, and numerical and discrete algorithms. The department is especially focused on matrix and tensor methods, adversary-aware analytics, at-scale streaming and sampling methods, graph and network analysis, and game theory. The department generates publications in leading technical journals and conferences as well as software that is freely available to the research community. These techniques are largely focused on real-world data with a particular focus on cyber applications. Our efforts impact a wide range of domains ranging from national security applications to basic and applied research. About Sandia Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: * Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide * Extraordinary co-workers * Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world * Career advancement and enrichment opportunities * Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance * World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov * These benefits vary by job classification. Security Clearance Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. Security Clearance Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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