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Job #: R-00042624
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Intern Technical
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a talented Data Scientist Intern, located in our Arlington, VA office.

This position is for an intern that is motivated to learn quickly. The candidate should be familiar with at least one programming language like Python, Java, C/C++. Additionally, the candidate should have experience with at least one of the following machine learning libraries SciKit Learn, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, or MXNet.

The candidate must be intellectually adaptive, inquisitive, good at expressing their needs, and self-managed when necessary. Selected candidates with 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 their hard work. 

Primary Responsibilities

-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

Basic Qualifications

- Pursuing a 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 eligible to obtain a DoD Top Secret security clearance with polygraph

- U.S. Citizenship required

- Practical experience with statistical analysis

- Intermediate software development skills including developing and maintaining code bases

- Hands-on Software Development Skills (Python-Preferred)

- Experience or educational courses/projects in Machine Learning, and/or Text

Preferred Qualifications

- 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 Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

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Intern Technical


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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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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