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Job #: R-00007411
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

Job Description:

Leidos is preparing to help the Air Force solve some of their most challenging problems by providing fast paced innovative development planning and experimentation campaigns to research solutions across the entire space of doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership & education, personnel, facilities and policy (DOTMLPF-P). Work in our state of the art highly collaborative environment will include operational and systems analysis via modeling, simulation, table top exercises, war games, red team analysis, prototyping, experimentation, and demonstration. Alternative solutions for technical and mission areas such as autonomy, position, navigation and timing (PNT), cockpit situational awareness, personnel recovery, adaptive basing, counter directed energy weapons, ISR, and electronic warfare/electronic spectrum, will be evaluated. These evaluations will inform AF leaders where to make force changes and apply their limited resources to fill known capability gaps. As a data scientist supporting this effort you will provide expert and professional data science expertise to implement effective and innovative solutions to maximize the accumulation of relevant and useful knowledge across program activities and discover insights and trends in data to effect campaign planning and inform decision makers.

Primary Responsibilities

- Work closely with the customer and data engineers to develop a knowledge management and communication strategy

- Research execution strategies for closing knowledge gaps and propose approaches to advance knowledge across the program

- Develop or utilize programmatic and quantitative methods to find patterns, trends, and relationships in data to meaningful insights and inform experimentation campaigns and capability development planning

- Develop targeted knowledge management products and visualization methods, within a highly collaborative environment to display relevant information to the team and key decision maker

- Create detailed write-ups of processes, logic, and methodologies used for creation, validation, analysis, and visualization of data

- May develop information tools, algorithms, dashboards, and queries to monitor and improve business performance. Maintains awareness of emerging analytics and big-data technologies

- Be forward leaning, exploring solutions that benefit individual experiment campaigns and the program as a whole

Basic Qualifications

- B.S. Degree in a quantitative or analytical field such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Physics, or Computational Social Science

- Experience in data science, analytics or quantitative intelligence analysis, and demonstrating progressive technical development and outcomes

- Significant experience in one or more scripting languages such as R or Python

- Proficient in one or more big data programming languages, such as Java or Python

- Experience working with a hybrid team of analysts, engineers, and developers to plan, conduct, and analyze research and experiments

- Previous experience performing research in Data Analytics

- Track record of active learning and creative problem solving

- Must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications

- Demonstrated data analytics experience in direct support of military or intelligence community customers, demonstrating progressive technical development and mission-focused outcomes

- Current Secret or higher security clearance

- Experience blending analytical methodologies and leveraging existing COTS/GOTS/OS tools in unconventional manners

- Experience with Operations Research/Systems Analysis



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

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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