The MITRE Corporation | Data Scientist, Associate | McLean, VA | United States | | 2023-01-31

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Job Location: McLean, VA

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Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

The System Engineering Analytics Department operates at the intersection of Systems Engineering and Data Analytics. This is an opportunity for a motivated, creative Data Scientist to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging problems facing the US government. Jyotish Jyotish - Career & Life Prediction

This position offers the opportunity to combine Systems Engineering with Data Analytics to build end to end data analytic pipelines. You will have the opportunity to learn from seasoned data professionals in a fast paced and dynamic atmosphere. You will have the opportunity to make strategic differences and have real long-term impacts on some of the most challenging problems in the government space.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be passionate about applying data analytics to real world problems.
  • Support the development and application of a variety of analytical models including the practical application of prototyping.
  • Using data visualization tools you will present results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise.
  • Have an innate curiosity and interest in developing research questions and testing hypotheses with open ended tasking.
  • Work with a spectrum of government sponsors to gain understanding of their challenges, evaluate possible solutions and conduct insightful, actionable analyses.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, related field, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen with ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate large datasets
  • Experience with analytic tools such as Python, SAS, MATLAB, JavaScript, R, Java
  • Familiarity with Data Visualization tools such as Tableau, OBIEE, C#, JQuery
  • Ability to formulate complex algorithms and process to solve complex data problems
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in technical field of study
  • Qualified candidates that possess a current/active US Government clearance are preferred
  • Undergraduate research experience is a plus
  • Academic/ project experience working with databases (e.g., Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server, MongoDB)
  • Software Development experience in a shared environment leveraging tools such as GIT

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):


This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):


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