Senior Data Scientist (Data Analytics)

Job description

In today’s rapidly evolving technology landscape, an organization’s data has never been a more important aspect in achieving mission and business goals. Our data exploitation experts work with our clients to support their mission and business goals by creating and executing a comprehensive data strategy using the best technology and techniques given the challenge.

At Steampunk, our goal is to build and execute a data strategy for our clients to coordinate data collection and generation, to align the organization and its data assets in support of the mission, and ultimately to realize mission goals with the strongest effectiveness possible.

For our clients, data is a strategic asset. For the our client, they are looking to become a facts-based, data-driven, customer-focused organization. To help realize this goal, they are leveraging visual analytics platforms to analyze, visualize, and share information. At steampunk you will design and develop on a next-generation Visual Analytics and Collaboration suite.
  • Provides support of Artificial Intelligence (AI), to include machine learning, to analyze data for accuracy, authenticity, expectancy, timeliness, relevancy, intelligence gaps, and viability. Identifies and develops innovative investigative, statistical, and predictive value of Government data holdings by evaluating through data analysis and integration.
  • Interprets results from multiple sources using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. Prepares big data, implements data models, and develops databases to support the business solutions.
  • Works on complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge.
  • Contributes to efforts related to Social Media data exploitation, including:
    • automated collection and formatting of social media and corporate network information;
    • implementing graph databases to store and process entity network information;
    • extracting network features to compute network-specific metrics;
    • and implementing data science alorithms that enable the parsing of network data.
  • Develops, deploys, and manages statistical, unsupervised, and supervised Learning Data Models with accuracy, precision, and sensitivities.
  • Performs mathematical/statistician modeling to organize, optimize, model, research, mine, and predict new data.
  • Identifies accuracies, precision, and sensitivities.
  • Validates machine learning with statistical modeling.
  • Designs algorithms such as neural networks, decision trees, and surrogate models.
  • Uses Data Lakes, chunking, large file shares, or increased time limits for storage needs; uses serverless computing like Athena/Lambda to handle concurrency, or increased time limits; and uses extract, transform, load standard data formats, or parsing due to lack of infrastructure.
  • Experience executing in an Agile, DevSecOps environment highly desired.
  • Experience in cloud (AWS, Azure, GCS) system implementations highly desired.
Steampunk is a federal contractor subject to Executive Order 14042 and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.223-99 implementing the order. Therefore, this position requires full vaccination for COVID-19, except in jurisdictions where the mandate is barred by a court ordered injunction.
  • 4+ years of experience in custom AI training (to include supervised and unsupervised) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) expertise focusing on unstructured data.
  • 5+ years of in-depth knowledge of at least one analytical/statistical language (Closure, Scala, Python, R).
  • 2+ years of experience manipulating unstructured data from different platforms.
  • 2+ years of experience with data visualization tools such as Elastic X-Pack (including Graph), Power BI, Tableau, or Qlik.
  • Experience using Agile and DevSecOps methods and techniques desired
  • Experience with Cloud-based solution implementation preferred
  • Must have, or be eligible to obtain, Government security clearance minimally at the Public Trust level
  • Must meet U.S. residency requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of experience and education exceeding the degree/education requirements.
    An educational background in Data Science is desirable.
About steampunk:

Steampunk is a Change Agent in the Federal contracting industry, bringing new thinking to clients in the Homeland, Federal Civilian, Health and DoD sectors. Through our Human-Centered delivery methodology, we are fundamentally changing the expectations our Federal clients have for true shared accountability in solving their toughest mission challenges. As an employee owned company, we focus on investing in our employees to enable them to do the greatest work of their careers – and rewarding them for outstanding contributions to our growth. If you want to learn more about our story, visit

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Steampunk participates in the E-Verify program.

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