The MITRE Corporation Data Scientist - CVET in McLean, Virginia

Data Scientist - CVET


The Center for Veterans Enterprise Transformation is seeking a motivated, creative Senior Data Scientist to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging problems facing the US government. This position offers the opportunity to interact directly with government leaders in a fast paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to make a difference and impact outcomes with solid analysis.

Our Data Scientists are expected to work on multiple projects, cross pollinate good ideas across the government, and continuously learn. We are truly an interdisciplinary department that thrives on having a large toolbox to support data/model driven decision making for the Department of Veterans Affairs. We value people who can bring diverse perspectives.

To be successful you will:

  • Be passionate about applying data analytics to real world problems

  • Have an innate curiosity and interest in developing research questions and testing hypotheses with open ended tasking

  • Work with a spectrum of government sponsors to gain understanding of their challenges, evaluate possible solutions and conduct insightful, actionable analyses

  • Support the development and application of a variety of analytical models to sponsor challenges, with a willingness to adapt and learn

  • Present results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise

  • Provide relevant day to day tasking for one or more junior staff

  • Lead projects throughout their life cycle, including conceptualization, requirements definition, data procurement, development, integration, and socialization


Candidates will be required to have:

  • Significant academic concentration in at least one of the following disciplines:

o Statistics

o Mathematics

o Operations Research

o Computer Science

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate large datasets with at least one modern programming language or business intelligence platform (e.g., Python, SAS, MATLAB, C , R, Java)

  • Experience leveraging COTS tools or writing programs to visualize multi-dimensional data

  • Ability to apply, modify and formulate algorithms and processes to solve challenging problems

  • Demonstrated experience leading customer facing engagements emphasizing data analytics

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with desired experience including:

  • Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs and specifically with the Benefits Administration (VBA). Direct experience supporting VBA with data analytics and/or advanced analytics is a plus.

  • Research experience

  • Prior experience working with databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB)

  • Prior experience developing programmatic solutions in a collaborative environment that utilizes source code management (e.g., GIT, Mercurial, SVN)

  • Advanced degree in Operation Research, Statistics, or Data Science

Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Suitability - VA

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting Feb 26, 2018, 9:08:02 AM

Req ID: 00049530