Data Scientist - Performance Systems Engineering

The Mitre Corporation Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 1 week ago

MITRE is a trusted operator of federally funded research and development centers and we're on a mission to make the world a safer place today and in the future. To deliver on our mission, we need the world's best talent and leadersgroundbreakers and partnership-builders on a global scale in areas like healthcare, artificial intelligence, critical infrastructure resiliency, pandemic management, and cybersecurity.

The Systems Performance Engineering Department is seeking a motivated, creative Data Scientist to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging problems facing the US government. This position offers the opportunity to combine systems Engineering with Data Analytics for an evidence based SE approach. You will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned data professionals in a fast paced and dynamic atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to make strategic differences and have real long term impacts. with the ability to make a difference and impact outcomes with solid analysis.

Our department works to solve problems in the public interest, in partnership with the numerous government branches. We also actively conduct independent research of interest in support and conjunction with government and academia partners. Once established, new members of our department have latitude to work on projects of interest to them.

Day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Applying your innate curiosity and interest in developing research questions and testing hypotheses with open ended tasking.

  • Working with a spectrum of government sponsors to gain understanding of their challenges, evaluate possible solutions and conduct insightful, actionable analyses.

  • Being passionate about applying data analytics to real world problems.

  • Supporting the development and application of a variety of analytical models to sponsor challenges, with a willingness to adapt and learn.

  • Presenting results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise.

Required for consideration:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, systems Engineering or other related major.

Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a DoD clearance.

Significant academic concentration in at least one of the following disciplines:

  • Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Computer Engineering

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate large datasets

  • Experience with analytic tools such as Python, SAS, MATLAB, JavaScript, R, Java

  • Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, OBIEE, C#, JQuery

  • Ability to formulate complex algorithms and process to solve complex data problems

Preference will be given to candidates with desired experience including:

  • Preference given to qualified candidates with an active clearance.

  • Undergraduate research experience is a plus

  • Academic/ project experience working with databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB)

  • Software Development experience in a shared environment leveraging tools such as GIT

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