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Job #: R-00011684
Location: McLean, 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: Civil

Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the transportation industry? Leidos leads the USDOT's research and development of new technologies to improve the safety, operation, and efficiency of the nation's transportation system. We're looking for someone that is motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and will lead efforts regarding database modeling, data storage, and managing systems for a wide variety of final data products. The successful candidate will have an ability to perform a variety of duties surrounding data and database technology as well as quickly adapt to research and development (R&D) solutions.

Leidos is hiring a Mid level Database Solution Architect in McLean, Virginia, to support a team of researchers in deployment of the latest automated vehicle technology as a key part of the Leidos team supporting the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) cutting-edge research at Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC). The role will be a leader in all aspects of data/database design, development, storage and analysis as part of a larger research team that develops new connected and automated vehicle technologies for FHWA.

This role will support the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), a state-of-the-art facility for conducting connected and automated vehicle research. The laboratory enables FHWA to validate and refine new transportation services and technologies. The position will be a thought leader to the overall team as related to databases and data development. The successful candidate will assist in the processing, cleansing and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis throughout intelligent transportation. This includes efficient application of machine learning techniques and algorithms. The successful candidate has practical experiences with applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing and regression. Technical writing experience and a knowledge of the USDOT, transportation industry, connected and automated vehicles (CAV), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and emerging technologies are preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Software development, data architecture development, database operation and administration.
• Develop, operate and administer data warehouse(s).
• Respond in a timely manner and complete to data requests from internal and external customers.
• Analyze data to identify and compare norms, trends, and patterns.
• Validate data analysis results and analytically identifies anomalies.
• Conduct self-directed research to uncover problems and provides data analysis support to the team in support of their projects.
• Write technical documents that describe handling and functionality of various data architectures and solutions.
• Build and maintain trust with key FHWA stakeholders to facilitate communication on R&D priorities.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline and 4+ years related experience or Master's Degree in a quantitative discipline and 2+ years of related experience. Related Experience includes: applied machine learning and data mining methods, such as clustering and anomaly detection, to understand data patterns and select appropriate predictive techniques.
• Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance with US Government.
• Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis.
• Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig.
• Understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms.
• Experience with applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
• Ability to perform scripting and programming skills.
• Experience with NoSQL databases, such as MongoDB, Cassandra, HBase.
• Fluent with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
• Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills in English.
• Capable of transforming complicated subject matter and diverse source material into coherent, engaging, and accurate communications for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to work independently and with small teams.
• Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
• Ability to thrive in highly flexible, rapidly changing, ambiguous work environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills, maturity, and tact.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines across multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing demands on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Desired Skills and Experience:
• Project management skills.
• Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness.
• Ability to learn substance of research quickly and the intellectual curiosity and dedication to master vast and complex subjects.
• Skilled at cultivating and managing relationships.
• Proven and measureable track record in business development.
• Worked with data visualization tools such as: ggplot, d3.js and Matplottlib, and Tableau
• Demonstrated knowledge in Machine Learning and AI with techniques such as: neural networks, recurrent and convolutional networks, and decision trees.

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 www.Leidos.com .

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 Leidos.com 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 spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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