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Lead Data Scientist - 26781 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/4/2019

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Job Description


Position Summary

The Lead Data Scientist designs, develops and programs methods, processes, and systems to consolidate and analyze unstructured, diverse "Big Data" sources to generate actionable insights and solutions for client services and product enhancement.  Plans and performs the determination of which methods are appropriate in order to creatively explore, mine, analyze, and manipulate extremely massive data sets.   Develops and analyzes modeling and measuring techniques using inquisitive creativity along with mathematics, "machine learning", statistical, and engineering methods to discover many possible solutions to a given problem.

Duties and Responsibilities

Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts to job assignments, and contributes to the development of new ideas and principles. Solves uniquely complex problems, working under consultative direction.

Frequently interfaces with internal/external customers and makes significant contributions to department goals and planning efforts.

Interfaces directly with internal/external customers and works on long-range programs and objectives.

Develops and codes software programs, algorithms and automated processes to cleanse, integrate and evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources.

Designs and implements processes and solutions associated with a wide variety of data sets used for data/text mining, analysis, modeling, and predicting to enable informed business decisions.

Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.

Leads in creating various Machine Learning-based tools or processes within the company.

Determine new ways to improve data and search quality, and predictive capabilities.

Excels at extracting the meaning from and interpret data, which requires both tools and methods from statistics and machine learning.

Develop data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.

Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.

Produces written deliverables to include reports, spreadsheets, databases, formal process mapping, technical design, system testing and implementation activities explaining their findings and recommendations for managers, executives and other officials.

Keep up-to-date with latest technology trends.

Provides guidance/leadership to less experienced Data Scientists.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Management Information Systems, Engineering or related field plus 8 to 10 years of experience or Master’s degree preferred.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by 
market survey data.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Extensive background in Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Intuition, Data Visualization and Communication.

Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.

Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts and experience with applications.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.

Must be able to attain a Secret Clearance upon employment.

Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.


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