Data Scientist

Charlottesville, VA /
IT /
Contingent Full Time
Ironclad Technology Services is a Virginia based Information Technology and Business Consulting services company focused on supporting public and private sector customers as they tackle their most daunting information technology and business challenges. We focus on solving real world business problems through innovative thinking, a talented staff, and hard work.

Ironclad’s vision is to be an agent of change by delivering products and services that fundamentally impact the way our customers do business, creating unique value for our customers through innovation, agility, and efficiency. Likewise, we aspire to be a hub of technical and operational expertise, attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent in our industry.
Ironclad is actively looking for a Data Scientist in Reston, VA to support the development of mission-critical applications powered by AI/ML capabilities. As part of the Model Development team, the Data Scientist will statistically explore and analyze diverse datasets, identify trends, and develop, test, and operationalize Machine Learning (ML) models. The Data Scientist will partner with ML engineers to build pipelines to automate training and re-training of models and operationalize them in target environments.


    • Support exploratory data science analysis and development and testing of ML models
    • Collaborate with model development team members including data scientists, data engineers, and ML developers to develop and deliver secure high-quality ML models
    • Collaborate with All Source Analysts to test and validate ML models and build explainable ML
    • Analyze and integrate open-source datasets with proprietary and classified datasets
    • Analyze diverse datasets including geospatial, imagery, and intelligence feeds
    • Design and implement Feature Store and engineer reusable features
    • Build, maintain, and curate training dataset using a Training Data Platform
    • Collaborate with ML developers to integrate ML pipelines to train, test, and validate models
    • Collaborate with application development teams to integrate models into applications using REST APIs

Minimum Qualifications

    • US Citizens with active TS/SCI
    • Bachelors or Masters in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or another quantitative field
    • 4+ years of experience as a Data Scientist with experience analyzing large and complex datasets, building Machine Learning (ML) models, and integrating them into the application stack
    • Hands-on experience in Python and frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch
    • Hands-on experience conducting exploratory data analysis using Jupyter notebooks
    • Knowledge and experience in machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks
    • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests, and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.
    • Knowledge and experience in statistical and data mining techniques: GLM/Regression, Random Forest, Boosting, Trees, text mining, social network analysis, etc.
    • Knowledge and experience building AI/ML capabilities for geospatial use cases
    • Experience using AWS services including RDS, Redshift, S3, and Sagemaker 
    • Experience analyzing data from 3rd party data providers: Google, Janes, and similar
    • Experience with distributed data/computing tools: Apache Spark, Hadoop, and similar

Desired Skills

    • Experience supporting model development and operations in multi-domain environments
    • AWS Machine Learning Specialty certification


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Ironclad Technology Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEO). All employment and hiring decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, ethnic origin, disability, age, sex, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ironclad offers a comprehensive compensation package including Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, HSA + Employer Contribution, Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, 401(K) + company match, Paid Time Off (PTO), Flexible Spending Accounts, Paid Company Holidays, Tuition Assistance Program, Professional Development and more. 

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