Data Scientist - Military veterans preferred

2019-07-06
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Information Technology (OIT) is seeking to acquire highly qualified cross-functional Data Scientists and developers. The Transformation Data Science Services (TDSS) II team will be part of an ecosystem, participating with federal employees, and other contractors, in a team-based Development and Operations (DevOps) approach to deliver business value (the performance measurements, Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) are established in Operational Requirements Document (ORD)) frequently, cost-effectively, responsively, and with high quality.
 
The TDSS II teams shall provide Data Analytics Services within the DevOps framework; perform analysis of the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) and related data for forecasting and system growth analysis. This analysis is intended to support data-driven decision-making, as well as development of automated dashboards and tools, which provide analytic insight to ELIS program.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements.
  • Utilize the ELIS roadmap to conduct an exploratory statistical analysis for each ELIS line of business.
  • Conduct ELIS data analysis to measure efficiency and effectiveness of new ELIS functionality.
  • Apply an analytics-driven approach, including machine learning, to surface unusual patterns or behaviors during case processing.
  • Define sensible metrics to build descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models.
  • Extract, transform and load (ETL) structured and unstructured data into Databricks Unified Analytics Platform.
  • Perform analytics in Databricks Unified Analytics Platform.
  • Store methods that are employed for the Statistical Data Analysis and Reporting along with each analysis in GitHub.
  • Develop and sustain Program Dashboard with Tableau and open source tools.
  • Comply with ELIS DevOps development, testing, and standard operational procedures (SOP).
  • Collaborate with other vendors, stakeholders, and government employees to collect data needed to aid decision-making.
  • Maintain good configuration and data management methods.
  • Use DHS USCIS approved methods and tools.

Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelors with 9+ years of experience in data science or a related field (computer science, statistics, operations research, economics, mathematics, physics, engineering), or Masters with 7+ years, or PhD with 4+ years of experience.
  • 9+ years of relevant experience manipulating data from disparate data sources, building machine learning and deep learning models.
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving and troubleshooting ability.
  • Experience with the data science lifecycle, and the Agile methodology.
  • Experience applying data science techniques, including machine learning, deep learning, statistical modeling and/or data visualization to solve challenging business problems.
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (Python, R, Java, Scala, SAS, JavaScript) and Linux scripting.
  • Experience with model development and deployment in a cloud environment (AWS preferred).
  • Strong technical documentation and presentation skills.
  • Experience with SQL (Oracle, PostgreSQL).
  • Experience in Databricks products, or extensive experience in Apache Spark.
  • Experience in BI and open-source data visualization tools to create and enhance interactive dashboards.
  • Experience providing potential technical solutions to meet business needs and supporting analysis of alternatives for best fit.
  • Experience in providing research on emerging technologies to support proof-of-concept (POC) capabilities and identify future solutions for the organization.
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be able obtain and maintain Public Trust