Data Scientist

3 months ago
Noblis ESI
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Job Category
Analytical Support


Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today’s ever-changing environment. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) monitors those threats and capitalizes on technological advancements, developing solutions and bridging capability gaps at a pace that mirrors the speed of life. S&T’s mission is to deliver effective and innovative insight, methods and solutions for the critical needs of the Homeland Security Enterprise. S&T conducts basic and applied research, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation activities relevant to DHS.


This position provides support to DHS S&T, as part of a team of high-performance professionals supporting the client's most vexing technical and technological challenges, and developing solutions to meet the next homeland security threats. The employee would provide scientific support across a portfolio of technology programs, spanning dozens of individual projects and hundreds of DHS customer requirements. In particular, the client requires expertise in soliciting, evaluating, and transitioning algorithms for image analysis, feature extraction, and risk analysis, all with interfaces amenable to a non-expert user.  The employee would also analyze and develop formal reports, briefings, and read-ahead materials, as well as organize/coordinate meetings, discussions, and seminars.  The position may require travel (limited- 6x/year).


Tasking may include, among other duties:

  • Evaluate and verify statistical methodologies performed to support client projects including study designs, sample size calculations, data quality, data validation, randomization, etc.
  • Educate, advise, and/or train non-statisticians (project management, scientists, end users, etc.) on statistical methodologies/approaches, analytical issues, and risks
  • Participate as the data science subject matter expert in meetings with client-organized teams to include scientific and non-scientific personnel
  • Study reports from a wider variety of projects and provide statistical interpretations of methodologies, conclusions, and readiness for subsequent formal (and often costly) testing and evaluation activities
  • Advise/review on the presentation of data standards


  • M.A./M.S. degree (experience may not substitute) in data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field
  • 12+ years of experience
  • Recognized expertise, which might include awards, original publications, new intellectual property, funded work, professional licenses, and/or certifications of a similar nature
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • High technical writing literacy, to include creating final drafts of polished, formal documents
  • Active SECRET clearance
  • Eligibility to obtain DHS access and Suitability     


  • Experience supporting DoD and/or DHS components (e.g. TSA, CBP, FPS, NPPD, USCG, ICE)
  • Prior experience at DHS S&T is especially desirable
  • Active TOP SECRET clearance
  • Education or experience supporting DHS-relevant research and development
  • PMP and/or DAWIA certification(s)     


LI: 10 - #LI-JO1


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI and Noblis NSP, are solving difficult problems that help our government and our country. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise with a reputation for independence and objectivity. We support a wide range of government and industry clients in the areas of national security, intelligence, transportation, healthcare, environmental sustainability, and enterprise engineering.


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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.  Over the past two decades, Noblis has consistently earned wide recognition:

  1. Best Employer: We have been a Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years including the last three among the top 10. We’ve also been recognized by Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many awards in previous years
  2. Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 6 years by Ethisphere Institute, Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards
  3. Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy and SVP National Security Roger Mason selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine, Noblis CTO recognized as a trending 40 CIO in the DC Area.

Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race.

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