Data Scientist

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. McLean, VA

Sotera, a KeyW company, is looking for top talent to join our team!

We're looking for a Data Scientist in McLean, VA.

Qualified candidates will have an active TS/SCI security clearance with CI polygraph.

The Data Scientist will:

  • Build statistical models, test hypotheses, visualize, summarize, interpret, and report on data holdings.
  • Perform research on social media using quantitative and qualitative content analytics.
  • Plan, organize, arrange, and implement training and outreach activities for various projects and programs across the larger data science community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline and 8+ years of experience. Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience with a statistical package (e.g. SPSS, R, or SAS)
  • Social network and link analysis tools (e.g. NodeXL, Palantir)
  • Experience with:
    • Data manipulation, analytic tools, and data visualization
    • Constructing and performing complex database search queries
    • Computer science concepts and data content
    • Programming or statistics

Qualified candidates will have an active TS/SCI security clearance with CI polygraph.

About The Organization:

Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. (Sotera) is an agile, mid-size national security technology company that delivers innovative systems, solutions and services in support of the critical missions of the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and federal law enforcement agencies charged with ensuring the safety and security of our nation. Our 1,200 employees are focused on delivering essential counterterrorism, cyber operations, intelligence, data analytics, C4ISR and force mobility solutions to our customers throughout the national security community.

Sotera Defense Solutions is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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