Data Scientist

Springfield, VA
Consulting - Technical Solutions
Full-time
Data Scientist - Immediate Start Date
Location – Ft. Belvoir
Clearance – TS/SCI (minimum) with CI Poly (Preferred)
Start Date – 22 Oct 2018
Office – NGA Maritime Safety Office (SFH)
 
Background:
The role of the Maritime Safety Office is to provide both digital and hardcopy maritime products, services, and data to support worldwide Safety of Navigation. Without accurate and up-to-date nautical products, military platforms are at increased risk when they conduct operations, transport personnel and deliver materiel. The U.S. Navy has made it clear to NGA that it will continue to require both digital and hardcopy maritime products for the foreseeable future. Services procured under this contract will primarily support the production and maintenance of Maritime GEOINT at NCE facilities.
 
Description:
The SFH seeks to quantitatively improve the mission areas of Maritime Features, Surfaces, Publications, Events, Dissemination, Source Assessment, and Metrics through contractor support to existing operational activities. Future needs and capabilities, as well as developmental assignments, are included.
The scope of work for SFH includes, but is not limited to, support to the following functions:
· Collect, process, and perform data analysis
· Integrate, centralize, protect, and maintain data in a DBMS
 · Clean, massage, and organize data
· Perform ad-hoc analysis and present results in a clear manner
· Conduct undirected research and frame open-ended industry / customer questions
· Recommend cost-effective changes to existing procedures and strategies
· Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner using story-telling / visualization
· Create / maintain tools to extract features from a variety of sources including raster to vector, vector to vector, text to vector, and text to database.
· Write / maintain Python Scripts in ARCGIS to improve efficiency of the production process.
· Support Business Processing Re-Engineering
 · Perform Data Conversion/migration
· Perform Business Analytics
· Work with the Government on new production capabilities / services
Journeyman
Required:
·        3 to 10 years of programming skills with the ability to write / maintain scripts, including Python scripts and Java and familiarity of querying with SQL.
·        Advanced knowledge in data science, including the areas of data services, modeling, and analytics.
·        Advanced knowledge of geospatial data management including data type conversion; coordinate systems (latitude and longitude, UTM) and their conversions; and knowledge of projections and their properties / conversions.
·        Minimum 2 years of experience working with data quality control tools including ArcGIS Data ReViewer.
·        Proficient with ESRI Workflow Manager WMX and TAM.
 
Desired:
·        Experience with combining digital cartography, computer technology, GIS, cartographic and geospatial production techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and digital data formats.
·        Ability to clean / prune data to discard irrelevant information
·        Ability to examine data from a variety of angles to determine hidden value, weaknesses, trends, and / or opportunities
·        Advanced knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and ArcServer.
·        Knowledge of database systems and architecture (ORACLE, PostgresSQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), Microsoft Access)
·        Ability writing SQL
·        Understanding cloud architecture and DevOps
·        Knowledge of symbolization rules (how symbols are used to portray features)
·        Knowledge of generalization rules.
·        Experience working with geospatial data in a multi-user enterprise environment (i.e., versioning data)
·        Knowledge of artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machineto-machine learning.
·        Knowledge of Metrics dissemination
·        Ability to convert unstructured data into structured data
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Senior
Required:
·        5 to 10 years of programming skills with the ability to write / maintain scripts, including Python and JAVA scripts.
·        Advanced knowledge in data science, including the areas of data services, modeling, and analytics.
·        Advanced knowledge of geospatial data management including data type conversion; coordinate systems (latitude and longitude, UTM) and their conversions; and knowledge of projections and their properties / conversions.
·        Minimum 2 years of experience working with data quality control tools including ArcGIS Data ReViewer.
·        Proficient with ESRI Workflow Manager WMX and TAM.
·        Experience with artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machineto-machine learning, and NoSQL
Desired:
·        Experience with combining digital cartography, computer technology, GIS, cartographic and geospatial production techniques, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and digital data formats.
·        Ability to clean / prune data to discard irrelevant information
·        Ability to examine data from a variety of angles to determine hidden value, weaknesses, trends, and / or opportunities
·        Advanced knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS and ArcServer.
·        Knowledge of database systems and architecture (ORACLE, PostgresSQL, NoSQL (MongoDB), Microsoft Access)
·        Ability writing SQL and NoSQL
·        Knowledge of unstructured data techniques
·        Understanding of cloud architecture and DevOps
·        Knowledge of symbolization rules (how symbols are used to portray features)
·        Knowledge of generalization rules.
·        Experience working with geospatial data in a multi-user enterprise environment (i.e., versioning data)
·         Knowledge of Data Warehousing
·        Knowledge of Data Mining
·        Knowledge of Predictive Modeling
·        Knowledge of Data Integrity / Security
·        Knowledge of Data Anomaly Detection
·        Knowledge of Statistical Analysis
·        Knowledge of S-57 data structure; specifications; validation; the ability to produce ENC and AML; and use of ECDIS display system(s)
·        Knowledge of Metrics dissemination
Ability to convert unstructured data into structured data
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