Sevatec Inc.

Data Scientist - Senior

US-DC-Washington
2 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-1243
# of Openings
1
Category
Information Technology

Overview

Sevatec, Inc. is looking for a Data Scientist to be responsible for modeling complex business problems, discovering new insights and identifying opportunities within the realm of immigration data using statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced analytic skills, the Data Scientist is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results. The Data Scientist will work closely with clients, data stewards, project/program managers, and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound agency decisions.

Responsibilities

  • Leads the data discovery processes with stakeholders to identify the business requirements and the expected outcome.
  • Models and frames business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions.
  • Identifies what data is available and relevant, including internal and external data sources, leveraging new data collection processes, as appropriate.
  • Develops innovative and effective approaches to solve client's analytics problems and communicates results and methodologies.
  • Works in iterative processes (following Agile methodologies) with the client and validates findings.
  • Develops experimental design approaches to validate finding or test hypotheses. Validates analysis using scenario modeling. Identifies/creates the appropriate algorithm to discover patterns.
  • Provides business metrics for the USCIS to show improvements

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and 15 years total experience and/or Master’s Degree, preferably in mathematics, statistics or computer science or related field
  • 2 or more years of relevant quantitative and qualitative research and analytics experience
  • Solid knowledge of statistical techniques
  • The ability to come up with solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over potentially large datasets
  • Experience performing statistical modeling in R
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Federal contracting experience, specifically DHS
  • Related technical certifications
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum.  

Security Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a Government Agency suitability.

 

 

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