Job description

Duties

As a Data Scientist for CIA, you will organize and interpret data to inform U.S. decision-makers, drive successful operations, and shape CIA technology and resource investments. Through CIA's global mission, the Agency has access to unique and highly specialized data sets. You will work with advanced hardware, software, and techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical methods that find patterns and relationships in large volumes of data and use AI techniques to include deep learning and machine learning. You will also create scalable, high performance, and repeatable computational solutions which realize their algorithmic approaches. Data Scientists clearly communicate their conclusions to a diverse audience and become experts through Agency-sponsored continuing education, attendance at academic, and technical conferences as well as collaboration with the Intelligence Community.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be physically in the United States or one of its territories when you submit your resume via MyLINK.
  • You must be registered for the Selective Service, if applicable.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national US citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) related field, such as:
    • Computational Social Science
    • Computer Science
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Data Analytics
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • Geospatial Analysis
    • Mathematics
    • Operations Research
    • Quantitative Finance
    • Statistics
  • Experience with real world data through thesis research, internships, or work experience
  • Creativity
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership abilities
  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA , including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a data science equivalent field or sub-field
  • Experience working with data rich problems through research or programs
  • Experience with computer programming or user experience/user interface
  • Ability to successfully complete projects with large or incomplete data and provide solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with applying AI techniques to real world data through thesis research, internships, or work experience
  • Good fundamental understanding of a range of AI techniques and ability to match techniques to problems

Education

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a quantitative science, engineering, or social sciences field.
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
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