Principal Data Scientist
Employment Type: Full-Time
Industry: Information Technology
RESPONSIBILITIES Kforce has a client in search of a Principal Data Scientist in Reston, VA. Key Tasks Works in cross-functional teams with data at all stages of the analysis lifecycle to derive actionable insight Works directly with Big Data Engineer and Health Business Analyst in DevOps teams to ensure adherence to data requirements and Big Data Engineering goals within Cloud Data Lake in AWS Translates mission needs into an end-to-end analytical approach to achieve results Performs the pre-analytics areas of data collection and understanding, data cleansing and integration, and data storage and retrieval Implements new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis Determines the appropriate analytics based on the data and the desired outcomes, using techniques including feature detection, statistics, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, and business intelligence Interprets the validity of results and communicates the meaning of those results Has familiarity with data wrangling, analytics, and visualization software and programming languages, including analytics methods for big data Follows a scientific approach to generate value from data, verifying results at each step REQUIREMENTS Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience Masters and seven (7) years or more experience PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience Advanced coursework in machine learning and programming Experience using data visualization tools Experience with data querying languages, and statistical or mathematical software Proficient in writing algorithms, and knowing when to apply them Excellent understanding of statistics and how to apply and interpret them Extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills Outstanding communication skills Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship Kforce is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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