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Senior Data Scientist


This is a Full-time position in Herndon, VA posted November 21, 2021.

Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Novetta is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, embracing our differences and perspectives to build a stronger, more successful company.

Job Description: 

Novetta has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Data Scientist to impact the Open Source Enterprise.

In this position, the candidate will:

  • Work directly with the customer to develop functional requirements to support the Open Source Enterprise
  • Maintain awareness of state-of-the-art machine learning and techniques, methods and platforms, including commercial and open source.
  • Implement, configure and test machine learning and deep learning libraries and platforms (e.g., TensorFlow, Keras, XGBoost, LightGBM).

  • Test solutions on AWS using services such as SageMaker, EC2, and Snowball Edge.
  • Provide direct technical expertise to the government and all program stakeholders

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years experience supporting Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) 
  • 2+ years of experience with Python
  • 2+ years of experience with machine learning or statistics 
  • 0+ year of experience navigating the command line.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with one of the following: technical collection, enrichment or exploitation of Open Source data
  • Research experience in Machine Learning specific to Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, or deep learning.
  • Experience with managing data and creating algorithms using AWS.
  • Experience with R, Java, or other programming languages.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • High levels of curiosity, creativity, and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Security Clearance:

  • Active TS/SCI w.


Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance.

Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers.

Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,300 employees across the U.S.

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success
We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus
We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality, and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution
We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The health and safety of our employees is a priority for Novetta.

Please be aware that Novetta requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

Novetta will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.