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Northrop Grumman Principal / Sr Principal Data Scientist (TS/SCI/Poly) in Chantilly, Virginia

At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop Grumman brings informed insights and software-secure technology to enable strategic planning. We're looking for innovators who can help us keep building on our wide portfolio of secure, affordable, integrated, and multi-domain systems and technologies that fuel those missions. By joining in our shared mission, we'll support yours of expanding your personal network and developing skills, whether you are new to the field or an industry thought-leader. At Northrop Grumman, you'll have the resources, support, and team to do some of the best work of your career.

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce, we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems has an exciting opportunity for a Principal / Sr Principal Data Scientist who will be a member of a program's Data Science Team. Our ideal candidate will create data exploitation architectures/models/protocols, statistical reporting, and data analysis methodologies to identify trends in large data sets.

This position will be based in Chantilly, VA.

This position may be filled as a level 3 or level 4.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Principal level 3: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience or a Master's Degree and a minimum of 3 years of related experience. An extra 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Senior Principal level 4: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 9 years of related experience, a Master's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of related experience, or a PhD and a minimum of 5 years of related experience. An extra 4 years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph Clearance

  • Demonstrated experience in performing on data science projects in multiple domains, providing new capabilities to the organization and customers

  • Experience in two or more of the following: Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, Apache Spark, Hadoop, R, C++, SQL Database/Coding, or visualization tools such as Tableau.

  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud provider

  • Demonstrated experience in solving problems with structured and unstructured data

  • Experienced in applying statistical and data visualization skills

  • Ability to perform complex tasks and participate in determining objectives of assignment. This includes planning schedules and working independently to achieve objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques of analyses containing many applications.

  • Experience developing solutions to address a national security issue or provide a competitive advantage for the organization.

  • Master's degree in mathematics, statistics, data science, data analytics, business analytics or a related field

  • Additional technical skills developing data science applications using languages/libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, pandas, NumPy, Matlab, Paradigm or DataRobot desired.

  • Additional technical skills and/or research in areas like text or video processing, computer vision and/or graph analytics desired

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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