RQN062 – Junior Data Scientist

Posted 4 weeks ago

Responsibilities: The Junior Data Scientist supports a range of development tasks across VT-ARC’s portfolio of analytics and machine learning projects. Example projects include applying algorithms to model and forecast data and enhancing/supporting existing code base, impact analytics, and automation of science analytics tasks.

The duties of this position shall include, but are not necessarily limited to (and not listed in priority order):
• Reports to the Info Sciences and Analytics Division Director
• Supports analytics development tasks as assigned
• Supports custom tool development
• Maintains and develops existing R and Python code
• Supports innovation and marketing projects as assigned

Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field
• Experience programming in R and Python
• Experience with version control (Github)
• Experience with virtual machines and Docker
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence
• Attention to detail
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team contributor with a mission focus and emphasis on service, integrity, and excellence

Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Capabilities:
• Experience developing web applications with R Shiny
• Visualization experience
• Experience with data modeling and forecasting
• Record of innovative and creative problem solving
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills desired

Primary Work Location: Arlington, Virginia – this position does not qualify for long-term mobile/remote work or telework.
Special Work Conditions: Possible travel to other CONUS locations. May require work outside of corporate core business hours.
Security: U.S. citizenship required. Must have the ability to obtain a US secret security clearance if not currently cleared.

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, military status, gender, religion, age, or disability.

Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation:
The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) complements the broad and rich research enterprise found at Virginia Tech. VT-ARC forms multi-disciplinary teams to apply innovative solutions to the real-world problems that strain our social, political, industrial, and economic foundations. Specializing in the identification and use of fundamental research, VT-ARC performs contract R&D on larger scale problems and at technology readiness levels beyond those generally addressed by academia. VT-ARC combines significant technical expertise with program management skills to deliver robust solutions on schedule and on budget.

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