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Data Scientist - REMOTE
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Java
  • Data Analysis
  • Database
  • ETL
  • Scala
  • NoSQL
General Dynamics Information Technology
108 days ago
Travel Required: 25-50%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Regular

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing the Veterans Affairs (VA) Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act requests as it relates to requests, processing times and extraction characteristics including anomalies. The candidate will look for obvious and latent data patterns to cultivate meaning data statistics and generate trends. Based on patterns analyzed, the candidate will request changes to the process automation to both improve processing efficiency and to collect additional data segments to drill-down further into processing characteristics. Core to the automation being requested will encompass all procedures, regulations and compliance for releasing Veteran records to themselves and third parties as it relates to the protection of Personal Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), and Sensitive Personal Information (SPI) collected by VA. This candidate will be expected to collect, analyze and report on all facets related to these controls. The candidate will actively monitor the PA/FOIA processing involving 1000’s of requests performed through automated methods. In addition, the candidate will be expected to provide oral and written descriptions, success rates, anomalies and metrics overarching this robotic process automation. On a case-by-case instance, specific Veteran Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)/) Privacy Act (PA) requests will be investigated and reported.

This candidate will also be expected to interpret and decompose functional as well as technical requirements into data design patterns for collection and analysis purposes. This candidate will work closely with the Senior Robotic Process Automation Architect to investigate, implement, calibrate and verify solutions through data metrics are achieving the desired outcomes. The candidate is expected to monitor test and production processing cycles to evaluate performance in the course of fulfilling FOIA/PA requests, collect data metrics and recommend areas for improvement. This candidate will support the establishment of performance baselines for processing continuous volumes of FOIA/PA requests.

The candidate will support processes that track requests, status, and metrics from end-to-end. The candidate will interface with limited VA client stakeholders, including the COR and VA Privacy Officers, and expected to document and highlight any issues cultivated through data analysis.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs scientific work associated with the analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets; develop data-driven solutions to difficult business challenges
  • Knowledgeable in accessing and using data from databases, data lakes, data warehouses, operational data stores, and data marts.
  • Assessment of alternative data science solutions and approaches.
  • Support the program desired outcomes in building, improving, and using data science solutions.
  • Isolate source or data characteristics where desired outcomes are not being met and recommend enhancements to meet the quality standards related to the desired outcomes
  • Monitor FOIA/PA processing based on both quality and quantity performance metrics used to track core project functions for status reporting and invoicing
  • Utilize professional judgement, critical thinking skills and research to improve program processes and resolve issues affecting program performance
  • Prepare ad hoc FOIA/PA presentations related to processing volumes and data trends and present them to VA stakeholder
  • Support action item management and definition of program risks related to fulfilling FOIA/PA requests

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business related field, engineering, or a related scientific or technical discipline with at least 8+ years of experience
  • Must have 5+ years of experience performing statistical analysis to include any combination of predictive analytics, time-series forecasting, geospatial analysis, and broader data science tools
  • Must have 3+ years of experience with relational databases and SQL.
  • Must have exposure to other Data Repositories like: NoSQL, HDFS, MongoDB
  • Programming skills: e.g. R, Python, Java, Scala
  • Must demonstrate the ability utilize critical thinking skills to resolve challenging issues related to fulfilling Veteran and third party requests for VA records release
  • Good team player, able to manage multiple assignments, and adapt to changing client needs
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present business leaders
  • Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust and successfully pass a thorough Government background screening process requiring the completion of detailed forms and fingerprinting

Desired Qualifications:

  • ETL development using SQL, ETL tools, or programming languages
  • Familiarity with AI/ML – both supervised and unsupervised learning
  • Active VA access including assigned CAG and PIV
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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