JOB DESCRIPTION: Data Scientists develop and apply methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence. They visualize information using a range of tools (e.g., GIS, R), develop scripts and algorithms, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative analyses to address complex problems.Learn more about this agency
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Data Scientist will serve as a member of the Data Corps, a new team of experts in data analytics, engineering, science, and stewardship, reporting to NGA's Chief Data Scientist. Data Corps is a central aspect of NGA's data-enabled workforce initiative. Data Corps team members create new and innovative ways to address mission and business data challenges. We solve data-related problems, teach our colleagues to make more informed decisions, and prepare our colleagues to solve data-related problems themselves. As a team member you'll work with office and directorate level data professionals on projects that solve their data-related problems. You'll engage with these professionals to rapidly understand their problems and needs, then iteratively develop and release solutions to these problems. The projects you'll work on are prioritized to achieve the Agency's mission, and your solutions will scale throughout the Agency. Team members' time will be dedicated to learning the latest and emerging technical skills, tools, and best practices needed to solve data problems, and are also expected to share knowledge with others. That knowledge includes but is not limited to skills, tools, and best practices. You'll support your peers in multiple ways, such as 1:1 tutoring, leading office hours, and creating and teaching courses. The Data Scientist must possess the ability to think strategically; a demonstrated ability to operate in a dynamic environment; proven ability to deliver interoperable, enterprise-wide solutions; keen problem-solving skills; and strong interpersonal skills to work internally with different stakeholders and externally with academia, industry, and other agencies to develop and deliver corporate solutions. The Data Scientist will excel at leading innovation and navigating ambiguity, be adept at building coalitions, sharing expertise, mentoring, and will exemplify a customer-service mindset. Please note that proficiency testing may be required for this position in the future. It is recommended that applicants document their knowledge of tools and languages, and associated proficiency levels, as well as focus on the impact of their work. Please include this information in your cover letter and/or resume for each work experience. Specific duties include: 1. Working as a team to develop and deliver enterprise-wide solutions for complex data challenges. 2. Developing and applying methods by collecting, processing, and analyzing large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. 3. Select techniques and methods to conduct data mining and retrieval and to apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve problems, and optimize performance. 4. Visualize information, using a moderate range of tools, scripts and algorithms, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative and alternative analysis to address complex military and intelligence challenges. 5. Apply statistical and mathematical analysis to identify trends, conflicts, opportunities, solve complex analytic problems, and optimize data interoperability.
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