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Data Scientist

Reston, VA
CLEARANCE:        TS / SCI with CI Polygraph
LOCATION:           Reston, VA
TRAVEL:                 None
SoundWay is seeking a Data Scientist with an emphasis in GIS to support and enhance stand-alone and integrated systems, networks, and communication architectures for advanced technical missions within the Intelligence Community.  Working both independently and as part of a cross-functional team, you will both lead and support a variety of efforts.  Duties shall include:
  • Engage in a collaborative environment with your peers to share expertise and develop innovative concepts.
  • Work closely with the customer and team lead on quick-turn RFIs to decision makers.
  • Work with the larger team to identify opportunities for efficiency gains and new ways to do business.
  • Learn new methodologies and skillsets on the job that can contribute to the mission.
  • Make critical recommendations to influence development of technical solutions.
  • Explore new data sources, build effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources.
  • Identify training data needs and brainstorm ideas for support to upcoming projects.
  • Undertake statistical analyses to enhance data processing, manipulate large scale data sets, and provide analytic insights.
  • Incorporate AI/ML methodologies into location based analytic tools.
  • Utilize Python and relevant libraries for spatial analytics
  • Minimum of 5 years of Relevant experience.
  • TS/SCI w/CI Poly
  • Must be a highly motivated, self-driven team player who can interact well with others and advise/consult with other team members and customers on geospatial and data-related issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers.
  • Excellent, professional verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience supporting the DoD, Intelligence Community and working on client site is preferred but not required.
  • Track record of completing projects on time and in accordance with scope.
  • Knowledge of and previous experience
  • Demonstrated skills, proficiency and experience:
    • - Minimum 3 years writing Python, to include GeoPandas , Pandas, PySpark , and ArcPy.
    • - Minimum 3 years using ArcGIS Desktop, Arc Pro, and/or QGIS.
    • Working with multiple types of data used in the IC and associated data libraries.
    • With Spatial and Temporal data analysis and visualizations utilizing MapReduce, Spark, Elasticsearch, Neo4j, Visio or other big data and graph products.
    • With satellite imagery and/or aerial imagery and general mapping.
    • With 3D and elevation data.
    • With geospatial data and the development of geospatially based analytical models and knowledge of geospatial analytic workflows with special emphasis on AI/ML.
    • Defining technical requirements, tracking data progress, and documenting plans and their results.
    • Modeling, analysis, and/or hypothesis testing using statistical techniques and data visualization.
    • Analyzing and allocating requirements to systems architecture components and oversee the development, testing, and validation of systems and services.
    • Working on teams that utilize a wide variety of data sources, imagery types, and products.
  • Functional knowledge of SQL, ElasticSearch, and/or PySpark desired but not required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Engineering discipline, or related technical field.

Some information is provided below.  And please visit our website and YouTube site to find out more.
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BENEFITS & PERKS:  SoundWay values its employees, respecting the whole person, and recognizing their efforts & accomplishments. 
  • Healthcare Benefits.  
    • SoundWay pays 100% of an employee's premium (cost) for Medical, Dental, Vision, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance, & $50K Life Insurance, and approximately 25% of the additional cost to add spouse/partner/child(ren)/family coverage. 
    • Bonus in Lieu of Benefits.  $3000/year bonus in lieu of benefits if you don't need/want medical benefits through SoundWay.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Matching 401K Retirement Plan.  Up to 3.5% matching.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement.  $2500/year for qualified college courses, certification classes & testing, & professional association membership fees.
CAPABILITIES:  SoundWay's provides state-of-the-industry Information Technology (IT), Mission Support (MS), and Cybersecurity Compliance & Certification (CMMC, NIST SP 800-171, etc.) solutions and services to support and advance National Security and Government programs & operations for the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Veterans Administration (VA) and other non-DoD Government  organizations & agencies. And, as a Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification - Accreditation Board (Cyber-AB) Registered Provider Organization (RPO) and candidate CMMC 3rd Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)SoundWay provides Cybersecurity compliance and certification solutions & services to businesses, organizations, & individuals doing business with the federal Government & DoD. 

GIVING BACK:  Giving back is a great way to have a positive impact in our communities & industry, and with our colleagues & clients.  We encourage staff to recommend opportunities to give back via donations, sponsoring, mentoring, membership, participation, etc..  Our commitment to giving back & positive impact includes sponsoring a local youth softball team and the Bea Gaddy Family Centers for several years.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Lauren Newton
Operations Resource Manager
SoundWay Consulting, Inc.
Office:  571-210-0624, ext 120

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