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 Data Scientist - Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: National Security Agency (NSA) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - DB Mgmt. Systems
Computers - IT Management
Market Research/Statistics
Computers - Software Engineer
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: singlesite_1079055 / Latpro-3524770 
Date posted: Jan-21-2017
State, Zip: Maryland, 20755

Description



Job Description




Job Title:


Data Scientist


Job ID:


1079055


Location:
Fort George G. Meade, MD


Occupational Group:


1550
Computer Science


Pay Plan:


GG


Full/Part Time:


Full-Time


Regular/Temporary:


Regular













Responsibilities


You will make a lasting impact serving your country as a Data Scientist at the National Security Agency, using your intellectual curiosity to analyze big data and assist with data-driven decisions against foreign threats. The NSA is the nation's leader in providing foreign signals intelligence while also protecting U.S. government information systems, forging the frontier of communications and data analysis. We serve the American people by applying technical skills to meaningful work, keeping our friends and families safe for generations to come.

We are looking for critical thinkers, problem solvers, and motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about data and believe that the answers to hard questions lie in the yet-to-be-told story of diverse, complicated datasets. You will employ your mathematics, statistics, and programming skills against big data problems in all areas of our enterprise, including analytic capabilities, research, and foreign intelligence operations.

You will begin your career in the Data Science Development Program (DSDP), a three-year opportunity to build your data science talent, experience the breadth of data science at NSA through six-month assignments in a variety of diverse organizations, and collaborate with NSA's experts in the field of data science. Members of our interdisciplinary Data Science team have bachelors or graduate degrees in both the hard and soft sciences. You will have opportunities to attend technical conferences with experts from industry and academia. You will routinely discuss and share NSA's challenges and successes at weekly technical roundtables. We foster an environment where you will develop your data science skills, allowing you to quickly contribute to NSA's mission.
 
What your job may include:
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  • Identifying new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems
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  • Determining efficient data storage methods and building data pipelines
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  • Uncovering and exploring anomalous data (including metadata)
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  • Developing tools and techniques for analysis
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  • Analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods
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  • Communicating findings and results to both peers and leadership


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Qualifications


You might be a great fit for our team if you have:

' A degree in the fields of mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences, or a passion for rigorous analysis of data
' Strong communications skills to both technical and non-technical audiences
' Tenacity, integrity, persistence, and willingness to learn
' The desire to serve over 300 million fellow Americans and make a difference in world events

Below are the formal qualifications for the position, by work level:

Salary Range:  $66,228 - $85,464 (Entry/Developmental)

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, and life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count.

Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university.

Relevant experience must be in designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, and/or software engineering. Experience in more than one area is strongly preferred.

Salary Range:  $79,334 - $105,663 (Full Performance)

Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, and life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count.

Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university.

Relevant experience must be in two or more of the following: designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, or software engineering.


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Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

This Ad closes on January 31, 2017.


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How To Apply - External


To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details)v.

***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.  All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.


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DCIPS Disclaimer


The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.


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