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Job #: R-00023495
Location: McLean, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Chief Data Scientist is responsible for leading enterprise data analysis across a large complex intelligence program using tools and IT capabilities for improving the use and production of data and results. This role requires both IC analytic experience and familiarization with a broad range of data analysis tools and techniques. This role leads complex projects requiring data analysis, interpretation, and communication to support decision-makers and customers. This individual develops innovative approaches to analyze and exploit the customer data holdings for rapid data correlation and data processing in support IC mission requirements. This role collaborates with the customer to understand, support, and anticipate changing needs and requirements and offers recommendations for solutions.

1) TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance
2) Degree: BS degree in a technical field, such as mathematics, engineering, or computer science
3) 12+ years of applicable IC experience in data science and/or analysis
4) Proficiency with Python or R 
5) Expertise in AI/ML techniques
6) Program level leadership experience directing complex data science and analytic projects
7) Experience/knowledge of computer science concepts including programming, statistics, data architecture, data analytics, data science, data mining, and visualization techniques
8) Experience using analytic tools (e.g., Tableau) for performing data manipulation, situational awareness, and data visualization
9) Experience/knowledge of social network and link analysis tools (e.g., Palantir, i2 Analyst’s Notebook)
10) Experience with quantitative and qualitative content analytics
11) Oversight of analysis on a variety of data types and sources including unstructured data and social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) 
12) Ability to effectively communicate complex technical findings to non-technical audiences in both written and verbal formats
13) Experience identifying, recommending, and implementing continuous improvement approaches within teams, processes, or technology
14) Communicating direction, approaches, and results to teams, leadership, and customers
15) Collaborating with projects and programs on data science communities of interest
Optional Requirements:
• Master’s degree in a technical field 
• Biometrics experience
• Experience working with statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS)
• Experience with complex database search queries across multiple databases
• Agile/scrum experience
• Knowledge of JavaScript, Perl, Visual Basic and AWS 53 services


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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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About Leidos

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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