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Job #: R-00122881
Location: Remote, US
Category: Statistician
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Looking for the opportunity to work on problems that matter, with colleagues that share your interest and expertise in AI and Machine Learning?

Leidos is looking for an Sr. Statistical Python Programmer to apply their statistical and Python programming expertise to help Leidos research, develop, and commercialize technologies enabling Predictive Analytics and data mining applications. Specific areas of R&D include Statistical Modeling, hypothesis testing, Predictive Methods (Decision Trees, Neural Networks, Regression, Classification, Cluster Analysis), AI Explainability, Visual Analytics, and NLP methods. You should be strongly experienced in Python coding and visualization building skills and have knowledge of commonly used ML libraries (SciKit-learn). Statistics, web app development, big data and ML Ops experience is a plus.

We are looking for someone who is intellectually adaptive, likes to collaborate, inquisitive, and capable of conducting original science. You will work alongside junior and senior research/data scientists and software engineers with expertise in statistical methods, optimization algorithms, information retrieval, UI development, information science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and software design.

You will work with a team of researchers and ML Engineers to operationalize your research and make resulting tools and technologies deployable into operational environments. You will contribute to R&D of new approaches that produce measurable advances over state of the art. You will collaborate with a team of AI/ML researchers and data/software engineers with expertise in subpopulation identification, statistical significance testing, optimization techniques, visualization development, predictive analytics, information retrieval, UI development, information science, artificial intelligence, and basic NLP solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and Develop methods for optimization and/or statistical data modeling

  • Predictive Analytics

  • Research and Develop methods for Data Mining

  • Create user interfaces and graphics

  • Create, analyze, and assess prototypes of developed methods

  • Communicate results of research through Jupyter notebooks, formal reports, demos, and working groups

  • Utilize cloud-based infrastructure for executing and scaling R&D

  • Support productization of methods through software development, containerization, and CI/CD

  • Work on AWS projects

  • Significant Python programming

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Statistics or Operations Research with 6+ years of applied experience in Statistics, Optimization, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, or Software Engineering. PhD in relevant field is preferred.

  • Practical hands-on experience with developing machine learning algorithms, visualizations, web apps

  • Advanced level Python programmer

  • Ability to lead transition projects

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain a federal security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS experience and certifications

  • Experience using machine learning Python packages

  • Big data experience

  • Experience with software engineering

  • Experience with basic Natural Language Processing (NLP) modules

  • Experience with Javascript

  • Experience with R

  • Excellent organization and documentation skills

Pay Range:

Pay Range $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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