Junior Data Scientist

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/18/2022 8:48 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Public Trust
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


Our Behavioral Analytics team supports a wide variety of federal agency client needs focused on detecting fraudulent electronic transactions/usage. Team members will work collaboratively with the Noblis data analytics architects and data scientists to design and implement an offline and near real time analytics capability, visualization and a near real-time dash boarding and visualization capabilities to support Federal Agencies in strengthening their security posture against fraudulent web transactions to support Federal Agencies in strengthening their security posture against fraudulent transactions.


As part of the design and implementation effort, the junior cyber data science professional will participate in various aspects of the implementation, including synthesizing large scale system/communications logs, development of analytical machine learning data sets and models, and development of insider threat risk models to identify anomalous transactions.   


The junior cyber data science professional will work closely with government personnel and other Noblis professionals in a team environment. 



  • Provide Data Science expertise to the UBAC Insider Threat Team
  • Develop Insider Threat Use Cases analytics using scripting and searches
  • Execute Machine Learning Data Pipelines and scripting
  • Develop Visualizations to meet the needs of the Government Client
  • Conduct Data Exploration of new IRS data sets to meet the program needs
  • Develop and Maintain Machine Learning Models and Model Performance Measures

***This is a hybrid position that will require some on-site support in Reston, VA and New Carrollton, MD(less often)***



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with 0 to 3 years of experience 
  • Ability to Obtain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Apache Spark OR Python/R

Desired skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in coding and development in languages such as Scala, Python, and R  
  • Familiar and fluent in Apache Spark (Scala or Python)
  • Familiar with Anaconda / R Studio
  • Familiar with R Markdown / Shiny Dashboarding
  • Familiar with Data Science / ML lifecycle
  • Familiar with using Machine Learning to solve problems in a variety of Algorithms (GLM, RF, XG Boost, Deep learning)

Client Engagement

· Learn about and support Noblis’ client engagement, corporate values, and corporate strategic priorities, including providing input to proposal writers.
· Build a productive relationship with your client and understand their structure and goals.
· Participate in the proposal process by providing input to proposal writers.


With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. Noblis seeks an environment free from COVID-19 and prefers all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Attestation of vaccination status will be required for employment with Noblis.  Unvaccinated employees may be subject to additional health and safety requirements to include any federal, state and/or client restrictions.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.


Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact employee-relations@noblis.org.

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