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Job #: R-00071060
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Homeland Security Solutions Operation within the Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Data Scientist (DS) to support the DHS Services, Technology, Engineering and Management (STEAM) program.  The DS will be a leader of a talented technical team in supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by supporting intelligence efforts with advanced analytics, prototyping tools, creating visualizations, and creating data models.

The DS will be expected to handles raw data (e.g. structured, unstructured, and mixed datasets), and analyze data through the application of various statistical techniques or tools.  The DS must be familiar with programming languages such as, but not limited to: R, SAS, Python, MatLab, SQL, Hive, Pig, and Spark.  The DS will need to be experienced in working with and exploiting big data, distributed computing, predictive modelling, mathematics, statistics, machine learning, storytelling, and visualization. The DS will regularly extract meaning from and interpret data using a variety of tools and methods from statistics and machine learning, and collect, clean, and mung data in a timely manner as part of a cross-functional team in an intelligence, or related, environment.  At the same time, the DS will supervise, manage, and review the work of lower level scientists.

We are looking for a team-oriented, broad thinker that is focused on delivering and supporting the goals of DHS.  The DS must provide the leadership and have the interpersonal communication skills necessary to quickly assess, impact, and explain matters with a high degree of technical complexity.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify business opportunities through algorithmic, statistical, visualization, and data mining techniques.
  • Plan and execute advanced analytics solutions in conjunction with a qualified technical team.  Identify needed resources, create requirements, customer use cases, oversee development, create measurements and tests, and deploy into customer environments.
  • Lead the development of the data necessary to execute analytics solutions by collating and cleaning data from various sources to create input datasets.
  • Support exploratory data analysis and feature engineering to prepare data for modeling.
  • Lead the communication of results to technical and non-technical audiences including senior business leaders.
  • Produce and disseminate non-technical reports that detail the successes and limitations of each project.
  • Stay informed about developments in Data Science and adjacent fields to ensure that outputs are always relevant.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a highly quantitative subject or related field (for example, statistics, mathematics, economics, or related field) and 15 years of experience
  • Experience working with data manipulation, analytic/business insight tools, and data visualization experience
  • Experience constructing and performing complex database search queries
  • Experience/ knowledge of computer science concepts, data architecture, and experience/knowledge of statistics
  • Demonstrated experience using statistical and machine learning techniques including supervised and unsupervised learning and natural language processing
  • Experience /familiarity with frequentist statistics and probability including predicative modeling
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word.
  • Ability to communicate technical findings to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrate integrity, respect, and a commitment to excellence, collaboration, agility, and diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with front end web development is desired but not required

Pay Range:

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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, 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

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