Job description

Data Scientist

Fort Detrick, MD

Employment Type: Full Time
Clearance Requirements: CAC
FLSA Status: Exempt (Salary)
Eligible for Remote Work: No

Goldbelt Frontier, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Alaskan Native Corporation Goldbelt, Frontier places an emphasis on research and development, behavioral health, and medical and technological support services. Frontier is ideally suited to work with the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services. Goldbelt Frontier’s leadership offers specific expertise related to medical staffing, behavioral health, and program development CONUS and OCONUS.


Goldbelt Frontier is looking for a Data Scientist.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Designs and executes quantitative and qualitative studies to 1) improve performance of the medical organic industrial base, wholesale supply operations, and internal answer operational questions. Gleans new insights from “big data,” applying data cleansing, machine learning, and cognitive automation as needed
  • Designs, develops and implements models for industrial base operations in support of large-scale combat operations and humanitarian response
  • Supports other USAMMA Directorates by designing and executing studies on operational effectiveness. Formulates and guides team effort and/or tasks, coordinates and incorporates the work of PM analysts and supporting organizations.
  • Provides modeling support to PSMIPT medical device lifecycle cost estimates; recommends acceptance or changes to the relevant PSID Director
  • Supports continuous process improvement efforts by providing modeling expertise to complement other Directorates’ functional expertise

Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Relevant experience as lead developer of analytic scripts and workflows, and comfortable proposing, implementing, and adhering to data management best practices (e.g., GitHub for code versioning)
  • Excellent understanding and prior experience with relational datasets, normalizations, and data modeling (i.e., should be able to identify, correct, and manage data inconsistencies by use of data modeling best practices)
  • Ability to apply quantitative regression analysis: controlling for multicollinearity, properly defining the study question, identifying proxy variables, validating data, interpreting regression results, etc.
  • Ability to apply qualitative case study analysis: selection of comparison cases, identification of possible bias, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • (5) Five years experience as a data scientist

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Travel may be sporadic (10%) for offsite assessment and key engagements with higher headquarters
  • Working knowledge of Python and relevant data wrangling packages (e.g., dplyr, data.table, pandas, etc.)
  • Experience as a data scientist in medical or aviation manufacturing or industrial base preferred
  • Example transferrable Commercial experiences include data scientist, manufacturing data analyst, supply chain data analyst, etc.
  • Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering, Analytics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Economics (econometrics heavy), Mathematics, or related field preferred
  • SECRET clearance preferred
  • Applications : Python, SAP, Army Vantage (Palantir).”

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