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Job #: R-00015160
Location: Fort McPherson, GA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health


Job Requisition:

Data Scientist SME

Job Description:

Leidos' Public Health Division is seeking a Data Scientist SME for our Atlanta, GA office. Fulfill the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) requirement for a self-motivated and detail-oriented data scientist to provide effective and innovative data science solutions.

To provide consultation and expertise on data science and data analytics related projects. To provide support for implementing projects that require predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

This task requires the following:

1) Designs and develops methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze structured and unstructured, diverse sources including “big data” sources

2) Develops and uses advanced software programs, algorithms, querying and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate datasets and models complex business problems

3) Is familiar with disciplines such as Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Predictive modeling, Statistical Analysis and Hypothesis testing

4) Works with cross-discipline teams in order to ensure connectivity between various databases and systems

5) Identifies meaningful insights and interprets and communicates findings and recommendations

6) May develop information tools, algorithms, dashboards, and queries to monitor and improve business performance

7) Maintains awareness of emerging analytics and big-data technologies

8) performing other analytical and data related duties, as needed.
Education: Bachelor’s degree and 17 years of experience. Master's degree, with 15 years’ experience is required or PhD with 13 years of experience is required.

Required Skills: * Statistical programming experience using SAS, R or STATA. *Technical experience with predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  

 Must be able to provide subject matter expertise and leadership for the implementation of projects.

* Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.

US Citizenship require-must be able to obtain and maintain a Public trust government security clearance.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Data Scientist



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 33,000 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

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