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Senior Data Scientist for Learning Sys Database


Job Description:

The Agency is interested in IT Modernization efforts and Reskilling and Workforce Transformation. Reskill and upskill employees impacted by IT modernization efforts, evolve workforce to more 21st Century skillsets and work practices, and enable the workforce to drive successful IT Modernization efforts going forward utilizing in-house talent.


The Senior Data Scientist for Learning Systems Database will be the senior expert with extensive knowledge and experience in data mining. Independently performs complex data mining tasks involving the application of advanced data mining principles, practices, and techniques which require extensive knowledge of customer data domains. Analyzes, evaluates, and integrates data mining solutions to complex and diverse problem sets. Practices the application of optimum data mining techniques in accordance with customer specifications, quality standards, schedule, and funding guidelines. Delivers technical presentations to senior management and customers. Serves as primary customer point of contact on data mining projects or programs and advises all stakeholders on advanced data mining and technical matters, research, and applications.


Determines the appropriate analytics based on the data and the desired outcomes, using techniques including feature detection, statistics, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, and business intelligence. Interprets the validity of results and communicates the meaning of those results. Has familiarity with data wrangling, analytics, and visualization software and programming languages, including analytics methods for big data.  Follows a scientific approach to generate value from data, verifying results at each step.  May perform as a project/technical lead on data mining projects. Participates in technical scope definition and negotiations. Develops and delivers data mining courses.  Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field.  Responsible for providing highest level of IT domain expertise and guidance to the delivery team and stakeholders.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Engineering and at least seven (7) years of experience in Data Mining, predictive analytics, and/or machine learning (or Master’s Degree and four (4) years of experience).


Required Skills:

  • Experience with visualization software and programming languages, including analytics methods for big data. 

  • Experience developing and evaluating different machine learning models based on accuracy, precision & recall metrics.

  • Experience in natural language processing (NLP).

  • Experience working with cloud platform like AWS or Azure.

  • Experience working with SQL on relational databases like MySQL & Postgres.

  • Experience with markup languages like HTML or XML, and desire to learn Tact Dialog Language (TDL) & Tact Response Markup Language (TRML).

  • Knowledge of Java, Groovy or any other scripting language.

  • Experience with Web Services integration using REST APIs.

  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving and troubleshooting ability.

  • Ability to analyze, model and interpret data.

  • Transform, improve and integrate data, depending on mission requirements. 

  • Critical thinking capabilities - able to look at numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings. 

  • Ability to develop briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support.


Clearance Requirement:

  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a Public Trust security clearance.

Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Public Trust
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia
United States
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