Statistician/Data Scientist

Location: Springfield, Virginia
Date Posted: 10-17-2017
Description: Provide statistical and mathematical support in assisting NGA analyze and interpret a wide range of data to help NGA understand and improve our customer’s experience. Ability to leverage a range of data sources (e.g., Web traffic, customer requests for information, survey responses, production databases, etc.) for an understanding of what drives a positive customer experience. Provide insights that will be used to inform NGA strategy and decisions, in partnership with teams examining Website design, customer interactions, featured content, and future GEOINT products and services. Works with various stakeholders to develop business questions and identify the data necessary to analyze to answer those questions. Collaborate across a diverse team of statisticians/data analysts. Utilizes industry standard communication and visualization tools to visualize and communicate complex quantitative information and analysis to senior executives. Applies business analytics and customer segmentation techniques in any corporate function, e.g. marketing analytics, consumer analytics, operations analysis, human capital analytics, or other relevant fields. Uses data mining for structured and unstructured information to join and explore relationships in disparate data sets. Applies advanced analytics capabilities to derive insights from a combination of unstructured, semi-structured, and structured data. Maintains, moves, and manipulates data between applications, using appropriate software: Apache Spark, ElasticSearch, R, Python, Kibana and others as technology evolves. Strength in collaboration and teamwork within, between, and across organizational boundaries. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field  3 - 6 years of experience in a related field  Intermediate level knowledge of Office, data mining and the ability to develop, manipulate, and maintain databases  Demonstrated experience using COTS statistical software (SPSS, SAS, MatLab etc.), COTS desktop software (MS Office and Access), and the Windows operating environment. Of particular importance is software packages used for advanced statistical analysis of operational data and tools for data visualization.  Ability to develop mathematical algorithms and applications in response to complex requirements  Ability to identify systems enhancements and new capabilities, concept demonstrators, capability business cases  Ability to provide training as new systems and capabilities move into operational use. Must be able to take leadership roles on  Strong customer service teaming skills; ability to collaborate in cross-functional team Apply for this job  TS/SCI Clearance (with current SSBI favorably adjudicated within the last 5 years) Desired Qualifications:  Graduate degree or equivalent experience in a related field  Strong oral and written communication skills, along with good interpersonal skills  Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as a team member  Demonstrated working knowledge of the NGA organization, leadership, programs, systems
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