Senior Data Analytics Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/17/2020 1:22 PM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Full Time
Job Category
Software Development


At Noblis and Noblis ESI, we are actively seeking to identify personnel to join our team of talented professionals who possess the experience, vision, commitment and integrity to successfully support the strategic goals of DHS S&T.  We have excellent teams of smart, collaborative, proactive experts and professionals.


Technology and threats evolve rapidly in today’s ever-changing environment.  In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Homeland Defense in the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate was established by Congress to provide innovative scientific and technical solutions to the nation's homeland security challenge. These technological solutions are then able to be used by agencies in the Homeland Security Enterprise, such as:  Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), US Coast Guard (USGS), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), First Responders, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Health Affairs (OHA), US Secret Service (USSS), and National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD).   


Noblis is seeking a Data Scientist to support the DHS client from our headquarters in Reston, VA. As a data scientist on our team, the ideal candidate will develop and incorporate novel algorithms and methods for complex, large-scale data analysis in coordination with operational/analytic end-users. The candidate will work with algorithm developers, SMEs, and DHS stakeholders to improve algorithm development.


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


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline from an accredited college or university and ten (10) years’ experience as a SWE in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Or a master’s degree in computer science or related discipline and five (5) years of SWE experience.
  • Minimum five years hands on experience working with data science methods such as: statistical modeling, information retrieval, graph analysis, data mining, machine learning, and data visualization.
  • Experience with the following programming languages: Python, SQL, Bash, Scala, Java.
  • Must be able to obtain SECRET level government clearance and DHS Suitability.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Experience with one or more data science libraries/tools such as Scikit Learn, Weka, Orange, or XGBoost.
  • Familiar with dimensionality reduction techniques such as PCA, UMAP, and tSNE.
  • Familiar with clustering techniques such as K-Means and Gaussian Mixtures.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Support the design and implementation of data integration across data analytics infrastructures.
  • Identification of analytics approaches, and development of supporting analytical data sets.
  • Experience with distributed computing frameworks such as Apache Spark.
  • Conduct data exploration and identify approaches for model development, feature definition, and application of machine learning.
  • Conduct independent analysis to identify new insights into user behavior and anomalies.
  • Experience developing and capturing new business.
  • Documented communication skills (oral and written) including the production of polished documents.
  • History of seeking and assuming higher levels of responsibility, managing time across more than one initiative, and applying sound judgment.
  • Excellent relationship building and client management skills.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiary, Noblis ESI, 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 awardsNoblis 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.

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