Job description

LMI seeks a Data Scientist/Statistician to support a federal directorate in the National Capital Region. Join our team of collaborative self-starters focused on delivering practical and efficient solutions to help our client keep U.S. borders safe and facilitate trade and travel. As part of our high-performing team, you will augment our vital work to provide “eyes and ears” technology to protect our nation.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian, national security, and defense agencies, operating free of commercial and political bias. For nearly 60 years, LMI has worked with 40 government agencies. From the departments of Defense to Health and Human Services, LMI is honored to support the government's mission and people around the globe. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking, mission-driven people who share that conviction.

LMI offers a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Flexible work schedules, tuition reimbursement, generous retirement contributions and leave policies; are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.

This individual will provide data analytics / data governance support to the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) U.S Border Patrol (USBP) Strategic Planning and Analysis Directorate (SPAD) Advance Analytics & Data Governance (AA&DG) Division.

Specific Responsibilities May Include

  • Develops experimental and analytical research for data analysis, use effective baselines, and accurately determine potential cause and effect relations.
  • Leads performing analysis in Python.
  • Frames and scales data problems to analyze, visualize, and find data solutions.
  • Manipulates common data formats, including comma-delimited, text files, and JSON.
  • Transforms data and analysis into informative visualizations and interactive dashboards using open-source and commercially available visualization and dashboard tools.
  • Derives insights and analytic narratives from data and visualizations for effective storytelling and clear communication in response to research questions.
  • Develops experimental and analytical research for data analysis, use effective baselines, and accurately determine potential cause and effect relations.
  • Works in a fast-paced, solutions-oriented environment focused on client deliverables, analysis, and reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, or a related business or quantitative discipline
  • 1-5 years of experience required
  • Stays current on best practice in the statistical field, including methodologies and statistical concepts.
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL; preferred qualifications include linking analytic and data visualization products to database connections
  • Preferred experience with data science methods related to data architecture, data munging, data and feature engineering, and predictive analytics; additional preferred qualifications include working with unstructured text and natural language processing
  • Preferred experience with timeseries data
  • Broad knowledge of ML methods, statistical analysis, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Resourcefulness and troubleshooting aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Previous work with CBP and/or USBP is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

This position allows for partial telework with the ability to work virtually and travel to client site in DMV as required.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a comprehensive government security investigation must meet eligibility requirements for access to sensitive information. The background investigation includes financial, criminal, residential, educational, foreign affiliation, and employment verifications. US citizenship required

  • Highly Preferred: Active/Full U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) BI
  • This position is contingent upon completion of CBP BI

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