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Job #: R-00070302
Location: Arlington, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000.00
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovations Center has an immediate opening for a Principal Data Scientist to work in our Arlington, VA or San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your experience to develop edge AI and distributed computing infrastructure within diverse sensor networks.  Emphasis is on research and development with activities ranging from support of early scientific research to transitioning products to production. This position seeks a candidate with a balanced skill set of analytics, data management, embedded systems, and sensors to develop state of the art intelligent sensor network and data fusion algorithms.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Formulating, suggesting, and managing data-driven projects related to device development for advanced sensors and sensor systems.
  • Develop and test AI and data fusion algorithms for CBRN, Acoustic, Seismic, Magnetic, and/or EO/IR sensor devices and networks.
  • Delegating tasks and managing Junior Data Scientists in order to realize the successful completion of projects.
  • Selecting and employing advanced statistical procedures to obtain actionable insights.
  • Cross-validating models to ensure their generalizability.
  • Producing and disseminating non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project.
  • Collaborate in scientific research, engineering product development, and test activities. Contribute to design reviews and present designs for review.
  • Staying informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Engineering, Physics, Statistics, or related field with 12+ years of relevant experience or MS with 10+ years of relevant experience as an electrical engineer in an R&D environment. May possess a Doctorate in a technical domain.
  • Possess an active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance.  
  • Well-organized, reliable, attention to detail, demonstrated personal initiative. Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload. Good interpersonal skills and ability to coordinate work with others. Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working with cross-functional R&D development teams.
  • Motivated self-starter able to work under minimal supervision and an entrepreneurial approach to roles and responsibilities.
  • 15% travel to customer sites as required to meet program and testing milestones.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership of small technical teams and projects.
  • Strong understanding of CBRN, ASM, and EO/IR sensor systems and a well-rounded engineering background to tackle a variety of tasks as they come up in the development cycle.
  • Experience reviewing and documenting technical data packages for military products.
  • Experience with modern IoT infrastructure, real-time data processing pipelines, and edge AI is a plus.
  • Operational, Training, or Field-level Test & Evaluation experience in multi-sensor fusion and sensor network surveillance systems.

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective January 18, 2022, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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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.

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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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