Lead Data Scientist

New Light Technologies
April 28, 2020
Washington, DC - District of Columbia
Job Type


Position Title: Lead Data Scientist 

Location: Washington, DC Area 

Clearance: Current TS/SCI ISSA (FS Poly) required 

Experience: Advanced degree in related field preferred. Will accept lesser 

degrees with additional relevant experience. 

Salary: Negotiable based on commensurate experience and education. 

Position Description/Technical Skills: 

  • Provides advanced level geographic, social, economic, political, military, technical and/or environmental insight and guidance regarding specific countries or regions around the world to create innovative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Develops and/or consults on advanced methodological approaches, statistical and algorithmic analysis, and/or tailored software application support for studying these systems
  • Creates quantitative data analytics and models to represent human behavior as it relates to these systems
  • Identifies spatial and temporal patterns in event data 

Core Competencies: 

  • Conceptual, quantitative, organizational, research, writing, verbal communication, and graphical representation skills.
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving and independent working skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills to work with individuals and organizations, to include varying levels and types (Government, industry, and academia).
  • Facilitation skills to bring diverse groups together on issues and reach consensus across stakeholders.
  • The ability to perform complex analyses and to communicate its results using accurate, concise, and effective writing and through descriptive and graphical representations.
  • Technical understanding of the systems supporting aspects of the functional areas.
  • Knowledge of standard tools [e.g., the Agency Data Services Network (ADSN), iCE workstations, Microsoft Office, the Agency Internet Network (AIN), and the Microsoft Office software applications], as appropriate; and a demonstrated ability to learn to use and support other tools that may be added or developed as the program evolves.
  • Flexibility in assisting with ad hoc tasks and in adjusting as tasks are re-prioritized.

Company Information: New Light Technologies (NLT) provides comprehensive Information Technology, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing technology consulting and staffing solutions for government, commercial, and non-profit organizations. NLT employs a cadre of experienced project managers, infrastructure experts, system architects, data scientists, web developers, geospatial experts and software engineers who work across a broad range of COTS, Open Source, and custom technologies to devise the best solutions. NLT specializes in DevOps enterprise-scale Systems Design, Integration, Development, and Management, and offers exceptional capabilities in Infrastructure Modernization, Cloud Migration & Management, Virtualization, Microservices,& Containerized Computing, and the development of High-Performance Mobile Computing solutions. 

NLT has a diverse customer base and is looking to bring on team members to work on-site, virtually, and embedded with our customers to help them reach, meet, and exceed their mission goals in every engagement. NLT offers competitive salaries and benefits including PTO, Healthcare, access to a vast network of group benefits such as commuter benefits and retirement plan access. NLT is an equal opportunity employer. 

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