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Job ID: MD-3015
Job Title: Data Scientist
Location: Suitland, MD
Clearance: TS/SCI
Travel: Minimal

Active TS/SCI required

TapHere is looking for a self-starting, team-oriented Data Scientist to join our dynamic development team in supporting a Government customer. The successful candidate will perform the following requirements and tasks:

• Support ONI project initiatives by applying and utilizing new or established qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and resolve analytical issues.
• Research opportunities for data acquisition and new uses for existing data as well as collaborate with respective government points of contact (POC) to perform exploratory and targeted data analyses; test working hypotheses; prepare, mine, and analyze structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data; and identify trends and patterns.
• Design and develop new, scalable tools, dashboards, and visualizations to enable users to consume and understand data more effectively and efficiently.
• Identify data needs and proper methods for data gathering, extraction, integration, preparation, quality, and governance from internal and external sources in context of meeting customer expectations.
• Employ a variety of programming languages, analytic techniques, and tools to develop statistical algorithms and models, automate data conditioning and data analysis, support machine learning, and generate visualizations for use in predictive and prescriptive modeling and proof of concept initiatives.
• Create positive customer relationships in order to gather input and feedback for addressing analytical issues and advanced reporting needs.
• Deliver and communicate status and results through reports, presentations, and other means as designated by government POCs and in accordance with the deliverables listed in Section 3.2.
• Collaborate with other analytic professionals to continuously build a broader and deeper data science and analytics capability relevant to N3 initiatives, ONI and subordinate commands' mission areas.
• May accompany ONI personnel to community GEOINT related conferences and meetings in order to gain insight and understanding of the latest military and civil sector GEOINT techniques and technologies under development. As required, the contractor also may travel to ashore and afloat naval and joint service commands, GEOINT-related trade shows and conferences to become familiar with special projects, exercises, and analytic methods.

Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a quantitative or technical field of study, such as: Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Physical Science, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Skills Required:

• Three years of practical work experience integrating data mining, conditioning, and analysis that includes the use of current data analysis software and methods including two or more (exact, similar, or equivalent software) of the following:
o SPSS Statistics
o Hive/Hadoop

• Three years of practical experience in computer programming using one or more (exact, similar, or equivalent software) of the following:
o Python
o JavaScript
o Interactive Data Language (IDL)
o R
o C++

• One-year practical work experience with database management systems, database structures and query tools using one or more (exact, similar, or equivalent software) of the following:
o GeoDB
o MS Access
o MS Excel

• One-year practical work experience with geospatial data and/or imagery data
• Two years of experience writing technical analysis reports
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated presentation skills, including but not limited to presenting at professional or academic conferences

MUST HAVE an Active TS/SCI security clearance.

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