• Algorithm Developer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/22/2019 1:51 PM)
    Requisition #
    Security Clearance
    Full Time
    Job Category
    Analytical Support
  • Responsibilities

    Algorithm Developer / Operations Research Specialist


    Are you an engineer, mathematician, or computer scientist skilled in algorithm development for data analysis and machine learning? Are you passionate about solving difficult challenges for our nation?


    If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team of scientists and engineers dedicated to applying surface transportation technology to the goal of improving our nation’s infrastructure.


    We are seeking an engineer or computer scientist to work with our team to develop algorithms for processing transportation data.


    The job duties of an algorithm developer revolve around researching, writing, and testing algorithms. As an algorithm developer, your responsibilities include working to implement your algorithms and then to analyze and modify them as needed. Algorithms use data from a system to generate actions, processes, or reports. In this career, you will collaborate with a team to create theories and then perform research and tests until you have designed an efficient algorithm.


    This is an opportunity for someone with background and experience in development or operations research to support the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT’s) ITS Program. The USDOT’s ITS program focuses on intelligent vehicles, intelligent infrastructure and the creation of an intelligent transportation system through integration with and between these two components. The Federal ITS program supports the overall advancement of ITS through investments in major research initiatives, exploratory studies and a deployment support program including technology transfer and training.


    Noblis provides technical and programmatic support to the USDOT ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) in planning and conducting research activities, coordinating technology deployment programs, and seeking innovative solutions to transform the increasingly connected and automated world of surface transportation systems.


    As a member of this dynamic team, you will participate in the following activities:

    • Researching, writing, and testing algorithms for advanced data analysis and machine learning
    • Developing, administering, analyzing and visualizing transportation data
    • Providing strategic planning and programmatic support for large federal programs and internal research programs
    • Writing research white papers and presentations
    • Performing verification and validation of contract deliverables for specific projects including systems engineering and performance measurement & evaluation materials
    • Participating in business development activities and leading or supporting technical proposal writing efforts

    Occasional domestic and international travel may be required.     

    Client Engagement

    · Support and lead evolving business development efforts by applying technical and functional expertise to develop business solutions.
    · Lead proposal sections for small or limited competition proposals and actively participate in teaming strategy discussions


    Required Qualifications:

    • BS/BA required; Master’s Degree or PhD preferred. Degree(s) in at least one of the following: Transportation Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in technology, including operations and deployment experience
    • Experience in developing performance measures for and evaluating engineering systems
    • Strong analytical ability
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Strong professional, interpersonal, and organizational skills
    • Ability to lead multiple assignments, communicate effectively with clients, managers and colleagues, and act as a reliable member of our team

    Preferred Qualifications:

    An understanding of, and familiarity with, the following is a plus:

    • Experience in transportation – including research in emerging technologies including connected and automated vehicles, shared use transportation or other emerging areas
    • Experience applying agile practices
    • Experience developing algorithms for advanced data analysis and machine learning
    • Experience developing, administering, analyzing and visualizing transportation data
    • Experience with implementation or utilization of open data standards and/or open source software for transportation systems
    • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools
    • Experience with analysis, modeling and simulation tools/methods

    Candidate demonstrates the following:

    • Writes a variety of technical documents and prepares and presents briefings
    • Works independently to determine approach to and technical objectives of work assignments
    • Ensures client objectives for quality, schedule, and budget are met or exceeded through direct and creative approaches
    • Interacts with client representatives on significant technical and project matters
    • Identifies and develops solutions to program problems/challenges





    Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, 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. 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 awardsNoblis maintains a drug-free workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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