Job description

  • Selected candidate must reside within two (2) hours of Client's Headquarters in Woodlawn, MD
  • Selected candidate must be willing to work on-site at least 3 days a week.

Position Description:

  • Provide support to the agency is creating a bias mitigation strategy and examine the Agency's race and ethnicity (R/E) data for consistency and completeness.
  • Assess each of the identified legacy AI-systems for bias and develop the appropriate mitigation approach.
  • Collaborate with the customer to remediate or rebuild the model for compliance.
  • Compare the legacy and bias-mitigated models for performance, accuracy, and achievement of business objective.
  • Refine and adjust the model until sufficient bias mitigation has been achieved and parity or acceptable performance with the legacy model has been achieved.
  • Document findings and methods used, publish code to the repository, and prepare a standard operating procedure for future use cases.
  • Present and communicate the intent of AI government policies and Executive Orders.
  • Self-starter who can responsibly and independently advance work
  • Work with client's leadership at all levels and present relevant information.
  • All other duties as assigned or directed.

Key Required Skills:

Experience with AI ethics, frameworks, and technologies

Requirements Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Science with 13+ years of experience
  • Bachelor degree in Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Information Science
  • Minimum 8 Year (s) of Data Scientist experience
  • Experience with IBM AI Fairness 360 (AIF360) – preference; Machine Learning (ML); Natural Language Processing (NLP); spaCy and NLTK, as well as language models like BERT and RoBERTa, are desired.
  • Knowledge of TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn, NLTK, Azure ML (optional), Amazon Web Services EC2.
  • Proven experience analyzing data, including data quality assessment, data governance, and data protection.
  • Familiarity with ethical considerations related to AI, such as fairness, transparency, accountability, and bias mitigation.
  • Experience with extracting insights from large datasets to determine bias.
  • Excellent analytical skills to identify potential risks and propose effective solutions.
  • Clear communication skills to convey complex ethical and technical concepts to various partners.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Providing problem solving skills, proven communication in written and verbal formats to various audiences to include executive leadership.
  • Demonstrated an understanding of challenges in building production-worthy AI systems.
  • Proactively seeking guidance, clarification and feedback.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of modern JavaScript and experience with ES6+ features, such as classes, arrow Demonstrating intimate understanding of privacy, data, and model governance activities including AI risks, oversight mechanisms, documentation, development processes.
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory landscape surrounding AI, including privacy, ethics, liability, and intellectual property laws.
  • Proven experience with the full system development lifecycle.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of challenges in building production-worthy AI systems.
  • Displaying an ability to manage senior stakeholders and client needs, including: building relationships with clients, approaching client in an organized manner, and delivering clear requests for information, facilitating alignment across multiple stakeholders;
  • Displaying ability to research and analyze pertinent to the customer and technical matters.
  • Demonstrating ability to contribute to a positive working environment by building relationships with team members;
  • Collaborating with teams comprised of technical, data science, and business specialists.
  • Collaborating with senior leaders and coordinating roll-out and change management for new processes.

Desired Skills

  • Master's Degree, Advanced Degree in Computer Science, other quantitative discipline.
  • Proven experiences in AI ethics, governance, and compliance is a plus.
  • Training and/or Certification in AI ethics or related fields is a plus.

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