Job description

Company Overview:
Avantus Federal, a NewSpring Holdings Company, is a mission-focused data, cyber and space services and solutions company. As a mid-market powerhouse with an intentional blend of elite talent, infrastructure and speed to impact, Avantus leads with technical and domain expertise for its Defense, Intelligence, Homeland Security and Federal Civilian customers.

Helping to solve some of the toughest national security problems and government missions, Avantus’ offerings enable services at scale, including: cyber technologies and operations, data and software solutions, digital engineering and integration, intelligence analysis and operations, transformation and advisory services and more.
Position Overview:
Avantus Federal Systems has an immediate opening for a Sr. Data Scientist supporting our Government Client in Wiesbaden, Germany
The Data Scientist shall:
  • Apply statistics, machine learning and analytic approaches to answer key intelligence questions, producing results and re-usable products that provide real value to Intelligence Analysts.
  • Contractor shall develop and refine data sets to achieve stakeholder goals and objectives as requested.
  • Work with intelligence analysts to interpret analytic results and refine analysis as needed.
  • Apply machine learning techniques to identify and transform data features, find hidden patterns and trends, build and optimize classifiers, create automated anomaly detection systems, and automate steps of the intelligence process.
  • Evaluate statistical models to determine the validity of analyses, implement evaluated models into production by collaborating with software developers, periodically re-evaluate and refine machine learning models being used in production.
  • Coordinate with Data Analysts to refine and implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy to ensure the model deployment and maintenance is taken into consideration for the lifecycle of the model.
  • Communicate results and ideas to key decision makers, analysts and other stakeholders. Contractor shall advise on the interpretation and use of data intelligence products, quality assessments and applications.
  • Collaborate with Intelligence Analysts to understand needs and devise possible solutions.
  • Conduct technical reviews and develop appropriate materials to training system users and Instructors in preparation of operational deployments.
  • Document all processes, models and activities to ensure that the application created will receive an authority to operate (ATO).
  • Assess training requirements based on current system and functional baseline. Develop training artifacts in support of operations including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs).
Required Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field
    PLUS at least 6 years of experience as member of data science team with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years leading data science projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree related to the labor category and an additional 8 years of related senior experience, for a total of 12 years, as a substitute to the Master’s degree.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with R or Python, and SQL to manipulate data and draw insights from large and small data sets.
  • Documented proficiency in a variety of supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Documented proficiency in advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
  • Documented proficiency with common data science libraries.
  • Demonstrated proficiency visualizing/presenting data for stakeholders.
  • Documented proficiency with MS Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular products related to: analytics, compute, database, developer tools, and machine learning.
  • Skilled data wrangler.
  • Experience with database solutions including SQL, NoSQL (e.g. MongoDB) and graph (e.g. Neo4j).
  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as D3.js, ggplot, Bokeh, etc.
  • Successful Completion of Pre-Employment Background Investigation required
  • CI Polygraph may be required depending on location
  • Current TS/SCI clearance #Avantusclearedjob
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS in Data Science, Statistics, Applied Math, or related field. Two years leading data science projects is desired.
  • Five years intelligence analysis experience is desired (MOS 35/350 series or other DoD/IC equivalent).
Company EEO Statement:
Avantus Federal is an equal opportunity workplace and a Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) federal contractor. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, as protected by applicable law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by requesting an accommodations application. Avantus encourages members of historically underrepresented communities to apply and hires individuals solely based on their qualifications for the role. We strongly commit to embracing diversity and ensuring equal employment opportunities for all.

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