Data Scientist Sr Principal

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Sterling, VA, USA
  • Jul 09, 2021

Job Description


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the customer's data environment through data profiling and statistical analyses
  • Execute complex SQL queries efficiently. (Note: Advanced command of SQL is important.)
  • Design and development of complex large scale OLTP systems
  • Obtain, scrub, explore, model and interpret data currently stored in Oracle various types of databases - using SQL and other data mining tools
  • Experience automating business processes using RPA technologies
  • Ability to analyze, understand business problems and express it in UML or similar modeling language
  • Perform statistical analysis and tune using test results
  • Study appropriate datasets and transform data science prototypes
  • Research and implement appropriate machine learning algorithms and tools and develop machine learning applications according to requirements
  • Train systems when necessary


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Masters and fifteen (15) years or more experience


Required experience and skills:

  • Advanced - Master's degree Computer Science or Applied Mathematics or Computational Statistics preferred
  • Experience with developing predictive models for using large data sets for high transactional volume environment
  • Experience with evaluating and measuring performance of models
  • Should have a firm understanding of common statistical modeling and techniques (e.g., linear regression, decision trees).
  • Conceptual understanding of - and/or prior experiences related to - data profiling, fuzzy matching, entity resolution, and signal detection theory (specifically with respect to SD theory: designing and improving upon systems that monitor, minimize, and balance false positive and false negative outcomes).Perform the above tasks using SAS, SPSS, R, or Matlab.
  • Possess the ability to perform with little direct supervision as a self-starter.
  • Demonstrate excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Be a self-motivated, creative, and inquisitive problem solver with a strong work ethic.
  • Be (or rapidly become) a thought-leader in the area of analytics/data science with respect to entity resolution as it pertains to the customer's mission.
  • Be able to generate written documentation of all work performed.
  • Have a customer-focused demeanor.
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and analyze data models - how the data is stored in relational databases
  • Ability to understand system integration aspects of integrating model input and output in transactional systems to help real time decision making
  • Good understanding software application architecture and develop integration approaches for predictive models
  • Prior experience in working in a mission oriented environment a plus
  • Experience with statistics, modeling and machine learning techniques a plus
  • Strong organization and time management skills - prior experience in leading a small team is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively in a high energy and a very rapid dynamic environment
  • U.S. Citizenship is required and ability to obtain Customs and Border Protection Public Trust