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Senior Data Scientist (Special Operations)

John Casano
Lorton, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Company

The company empowers Public Sector and Enterprise organizations to reimagine the possibilities of their IT infrastructure through proven expertise in implementing advanced solutions in Cyber Security, Cloud, Mobility, and Enterprise Architecture. Currently seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Data Scientist to carry out the coordinated organization, direction, and implementation of complex and interrelated projects in support of clients in their analytics portfolio.

  • The company's expertise in emerging technologies allows design and delivery of leading-edge products and services that transform traditional, legacy networks into modern, secure, and resilient IT architectures.
  • The company is a Federally recognized, Alaskan Tribal-Owned, 8(a) Certified Entity, whose clients benefit from a unique, cost-effective procurement advantages which enable timely fulfillment of any IT requirement.
  • Seeking an seasoned Senior Data Scientist to be responsible to day-to-day client management, program deliverables, client relations, and service delivery to support a growing portfolio of analytics programs.

The Location

This role reports to the Executive Vice President and is a hybrid remote and onsite position located in Lorton, VA

The Benefits

  • Company-Sponsored Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) with Match & Immediate Vesting
  • Work/Life Balance via Open Leave Policy
  • Access to Education & Training Benefits

The Role

  • Understand unit objectives and develops models to enable mission completion, along with metrics to track model progress and effectiveness.
  • Analyze algorithms with potential to solve customer problems, and ranks them by success probability.
  • Explore datasets and verifies data quality to gain an understanding of relevant data, then identifies differences in data distribution that could affect performance when deploying the machine learning model in an operational environment.
  • Identify and condition datasets for machine learning test uses.
  • Tune machine learning model hyperparameters.
  • Visualize and manipulate big datasets.
  • Conduct qualitative event uncertainty and risk analysis, as well as quantification of cost and schedule risk.
  • Be responsible for recommending and implementing risk mitigation actions.
  • Support quantitative and qualitative integrated assessments of risk across entire projects, and to assess the uncertainties (including work scope gaps, normal estimating, variability error, and risk events) associated with integrated baseline activities and activities and assist in the implementation of the risk mitigation actions.
  • Identify and prioritize risk events in the integrated baselines.
  • Lead, document and present qualitative analysis to forecast an accurate and realistic project schedule to anticipate potential areas of high risk and uncertainty.
  • Perform advanced risk analysis and associate risk items to direct impacts on scope/cost/schedule, and operations/intelligence/institutional/organizational missions and activities.
  • Function independently and can present/defend the risk status to senior management.

The Background Profile

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance required (with the ability to gain Special Access Program (SAP) readon to work onsite)
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of project management experience in the federal space
  • Proficiency with deep learning frameworks and proficiency with Python, R, MS SQL, and basic libraries (e.g. ScikitLearn and Pandas)
  • Familiarity with Linux and proficient with OpenCV
  • Experience managing contract financials, contract management and Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs)
  • Proven project portfolio, program and project manager experience and sound understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management
  • Proven experience in providing service, effectively interacting and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
  • Certified Program of Project Management Professional (PgMP or PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to be a collaborative team player and familiarity working in the DoD environment
  • Ability to work in a SCIF environment onsite at the facility in Lorton, VA with some remote possibility
  • COVID-19 vaccination required as condition of employment

The Ideal Profile

  • Understanding of Human Resources, employee performance improvement plans, and corrective action policies
  • Experience with task-based contracts
  • Experience with Microsoft Project
  • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with senior management from customer/partner companies as well as senior customer officials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Must be able to understand multi-level customer/user expectations and concerns
  • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
  • Keen attention to detail

John Casano


Lorton, VA
22079 USA