Analytic Data Scientist

Altamira Herndon , VA 20171

Posted 2 months ago

Altamira Technologies has a long and successful history providing innovative solutions throughout the U.S. National Security community. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Altamira serves the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities worldwide by focusing on creating innovative solutions leveraging common standards in architecture, data and security. Altamira believes that our people and the culture of our company differentiate us from other companies.

We focus on recruiting talented, self-motivated employees that strive to find a way to get things done. Join our team of experts as we engineer national security!

Altamira is seeking for an Analytic Data Scientist in Herndon, VA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Use knowledge of and experience with industry, DoD, and Intel Community (IC) data management, conditioning, and analysis to provide subject matter expertise in the field of data science for the organization, training, equipping, fielding, and operation of AF ISR forces.

  • Develop and apply emerging data science methodologies and tools from industry, DoD, and the IC to improve AF ISR tradecraft and streamline/automate labor/time-intensive processes.

  • Apply understanding of advanced hardware, software, and analytic techniques to develop computational algorithms and statistical models to discover and exploit patterns and relationships in large volumes of data for AF ISR applications.

  • Create novel methods to visualize data using a range of tools; develop scripts and algorithms; create explanatory and predictive models; and conduct comparative analysis to address complex problems.

  • Conduct data exploration/refinement and build basic machine learning models; assist in operationalizing machine-learning models to production in software.

  • Support AF, Joint, and DoD development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytic tools and interfaces.

  • Support subordinate ACC units with various mathematical approaches to visualize and make sense of complex, unstructured data; support subordinate ACC units by developing recommendations for the enhancement of intelligence production and platform management processes through the incorporation of locally developed advanced analytics to include application of data science methods and practices.

  • Clearly communicate conclusions to intelligence analysts, planners, operators, and decision makers in a Data Science Team framework.


  • Possess a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or another relevant field.

  • Ability to work in a Data Science Team; intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm for data science's potential, and a willingness and capacity to work with diverse stakeholders to realize that potential.

  • Ability to execute successfully in a project that requires using an array of data science methodologies, including statistics, text analytics, algorithms and numerical optimization, along with specialties such as machine learning.

  • Demonstrated "data wrangling" IT skills, such as data integration, preparation, and reshaping Proficiency in Python and/or R, as applied to programming access and manipulation of data.

  • Demonstrated experience working with one or more database structures; experience with database retrieval methods (e.g., SQL and APIs).

  • Experience working with a range of data storage/access options (e.g., S3 buckets, FTP sites, APIs).

  • Experience enabling access to data through databases and dashboards.

  • Possess TS security clearance and be SCI eligible by the CCF based on an SSBI.

  • Possess Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or another relevant field (desired).

  • Possess strong domain knowledge in IC, Joint, or AF ISR (desired).

Altamira is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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