• Data Scientist

    Job Locations US-VA-McLean
    Job ID
    2018-3162
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Clearance
    TS SCI
    Work Authorization
    US Citizens, preferred
  • Overview

    VarQ is seeking a Data Scientist to support its compliance staff with applying established or new programmatic and quantitative methods to find patterns and relationships in large datasets in support of auditing and oversight of the organizations data-handling obligations under numerous authorities.

     

    Additional information:

    • Security Clearance: active TS/SCI
    • Location: McLean VA
    • Salary: Highly competitive
    • Available: within 2-4 weeks

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct mathematical, statistical, geospatial modeling, or other data-driven problem-solving analyses to address business operations or compliance questions; collaborate with compliance, legal, IT staff, and analysts to determine the data needed to address compliance problems; incorporate insights and findings into a broad range of well-crafted, sophisticated reports and products.
    • Transform/translate and stage data in support of auditing and reporting; use and report on data-handling and use in order to ensure compliance with data handling requirements and identify instances of non-compliance including but not limited to translation/transformation and staging of audit log data for review by less technical members of Sponsors team and analytic managers.
    • Apply established or new programmatic and quantitative methods to find patterns and relationships in large datasets in support of auditing and oversight of the organizations data-handling obligations under numerous authorities; Conduct mathematical, statistical, geospatial modeling, or other data-driven problem-solving analyses to address business operations or compliance/intelligence questions; Collaborate with compliance, legal, IT staff, and analysts to determine the data needed to address compliance problems; Incorporate insights and findings into a broad range of well-crafted reports and products.
    • Operate, maintain and modify existing SharePoint site used for workflow tracking. Assist with performing O&M of all Adobe Insight servers, report servers, sensors and workstations for all existing and future capabilities for the Compliance program, and assist Insight Workstation users become familiar with the tool.
    • Design, test, implement, maintain and document the auditing and reporting processes used to ensure appropriate use of existing and future data, emerging technologies, new systems/applications in its on-premises and cloud environments.
    • Design, test and implement compliance processes/regimes, including auditing, reporting, and training for new datasets, emerging technologies, new systems/ applications, or to achieve efficiencies in processes.
    • Conduct technical investigations and extraction/translation/formatting of technical investigation/audit results related to data-handling compliance incidents for review by less technical team members.
    • Coordinate with other team members to incorporate technical findings into Compliance Incident Reports. Draft comprehensive compliance incident reports. At least annually, update existing data-handling compliance training courses and materials to provide refresher training on the data-handling requirements.
    • Design, test and implement new data-handling compliance training courses and materials to train the workforce on the data-handling requirements for new or modified datasets, authorities, emerging technologies, or systems/applications. Schedule, facilitate and provide training in support of compliance auditing activities. Provide guidance on-demand to workforce in response to emails, etc.

    Qualifications

    Mandatory Skills

    • Demonstrated experience with Splunk, such as extracting data from systems and applications in Splunk; creating scripts to pull identified data from Splunk on an ongoing or recurrent basis; and monitoring application and server logs to ensure continued logging to Splunk. 
    • Demonstrated experience coding/scripting in one or more of the following: Perl, Python, HTML, SQL, or JavaScript; 
    • Working knowledge of appropriate analytic methods and metholdogical tools in one or more of the following areas, a.) data visualization; b) computer programming (e.g. programming languages, statistics/math packages, computer science, machine learning, or scientific computing; and/or c) applied mathematics (e.g. probability and statistics, formal modeling, and computational social sciences). 
    • Ability to develop comprehensive software applications. 
    • Ability to translate complex, technical and policy findings into an easily understood narrative (i.e. tell a story with data) in graphical, verbal, or written form.

     

    Optional Skills

    • Familiarity with Sponsor's legal authorities and data handling requirements. 
    • Demonstrated experience using Adobe Insight/Data Workbench to support the gathering, extraction, transforming, and exposing of data for researching and reporting. 
    • Demonstrated experience using one of more of the following data management tools: Hadoop Tools, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, NoSql, Tableau, Hbase; 
    • Demonstrated experience developing, articulating, and implementing end-to-end business process solutions, strategic communication plans, and performance management strategies in support of data access and compliance. 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing for reporting and briefing on complex technical and policy topics to a wide range of technical and non-technical audiences. 
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of data with varying levels of detailboth technical and policyto understandable and implementable format. 
    • Demonstrated experience with attention to detail resulting in the production of accurate work products. 
    • Ability to multi-task and change focus quickly as demands change. 
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment.

     

     

    VariQ is an equal opportunity employer.

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