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Data Architect, w/Poly in McLean at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software.

This position is for a Data Scientist     Location: McLean     Hours: TBD.   Additional scrub is required.
Mandatory Skills and Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated on the job experience manipulating data for analysis.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience constructing complex queries to analyze results using databases or data processing development environments.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience aggregating results and/or compiling information for reporting.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience as an all source analyst.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience reviewing highly technical data from various sources.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate analytic methods and methodological tools in one or more of the following areas:
  • Applied mathematics (probability and statistics, formal modeling, computational social sciences), Computer programming (programming languages, math/statistic packages, computer science, machine learning, scientific computing), Visualization (GIS/geosptial analysis).
  • Ability to leverage multiple data management tools to organize relevant information and make decisions.
  • Ability to develop comprehensive software applications, as needed.
  • Ability to translate complex, technical findings into an easily understood narrative in graphical, verbal or written form.
  • Ability to identify gaps and offer technical solutions based on both technical and non-technical descriptions of customer workflows and requirements.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Determine and employ the most appropriate research design for data collection and analysis.
  • Acquire, process, and refine large and complex data sets from various sources; utilizing computer programming where necessary.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and assess quantitative data to contribute to or develop software tools, analytic models or reports.
  • Conduct statistical, mathematical, geospatial modeling or data-mining analysis in partnership with other Data Scientists or Analysts.
  • Anticipate or project possible outcomes using scenario/alternative analysis, machine learning, and other advanced analytic techniques.
  • Identify, use and/or develop a wide range of methodologies and analytic tools to address existing or potential problems and strategies.

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated on the job experience with software development.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience developing and documenting custom algorithms in response to customer requirements.
  • Demonstrated on the job experience with SQL, R, Python.

1. Designs, develops, codes, tests, and debugs complex new software products, or makes significant enhancements to existing software.

2. Researches and integrates design strategies, product specifications, development schedules, and user expectations into product capabilities.

3. Resolves complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

4. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

5. Researches emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.

6. Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.

7. Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for software operating systems and application issues.

8. Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

9. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress.

10. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software engineers.

11. May serve as a technical team or task leader.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

13. Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

8-10 years of related software development experience.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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