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Job #: R-00042227
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for you, our next Data Scientist to work in Arlington, VA helping to find and align signals across multiple modalities (image, video, audio, lidar, etc. and implement and customize algorithms to fusion multiple data modalities. We know you are a strong Python coder with knowledge in using Machine Learning (ML) libraries like SciKit Learn, TensorFlow, Keras on both CPU and GPU compute architectures. 

If you are intellectually adaptive, inquisitive, good at expressing your needs, and good at being self-managed when necessary this might be your new gig! You will work alongside junior and senior software/system engineers and research/data scientists with expertise in multi-modal information retrieval, UI development, computer vision, metrics, information science, artificial intelligence, and autonomous systems. The Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community will be the main recipients of your hard work. 
Fun roles you will have on this job:
- Create AI/ML prototypes for use cases requiring identifying entity/objects, determining object association, object disambiguation, anomaly detection, state estimations, etc.
- Develop and maintain data models (both physical and logical)
- Perform extraction, transform, and load (ETL) tasks related to the different modalities and algorithms being applied. This data ETL includes identifying  the data’s relevant metadata to ensure consistency, quality, accuracy, integrity, and information assurance and security.
- Conduct anomaly detection using various AI/ML techniques
- Use algorithms to identify complex patterns across multiple modalities
- Increase the efficiency and quality data alignment and fusion
- Enhance and maintain analysis tools, including automation of current processes using AI/ML algorithms
- Direct quantitative data analysis including developing retrieval, processing, fusion, analysis, and visualization of various datasets
- Configure and program prototypes Jupyter notebooks with ML solutions
- Setup and use AWS instances to train and operate AI/ML models
This is you:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related fields with less than 2 years of experience
- Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance with a polygraph security clearance
- Experience with Deep Learning Frameworks such as Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Mxnet, etc. - Ability to apply these frameworks to real problems in the ‘time -series’ domain
- Practical experience with statistical analysis
- Expert software development skills lifecycle including developing and maintaining good production quality code
- Hands-on Software Development Skills (Python-Preferred)
- Experience or educational courses/projects in Machine Learning, and/or Text

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
- Visualizations/Web Development Skills (e.g. Tableau, D3, etc).
- Hands-on experience with prototype development
- Hands-on experience with automating data cleansing, formatting, staging, and transforming data human
- Hands-on experience applying data analytics
- Hands-on experience with intelligent systems and machine learning
- Experience with interpretability of deep learning models
- Big Data Skills (Azure, Hadoop, Spark, recent deep learning platforms)
- Experience with text mining tools and techniques including in areas of summarization, search (e.g. ELK Stack), entity  extraction, training set generation (e.g. Snorkel) and anomaly detection

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Data Scientist


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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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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 [email protected].

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