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UWSD18-430: Senior Data Scientist/ Principal Analyst
Req CodeUWSD18-430
Job TypeData Scientist
LocationAlexandria, VA
Clearance LevelTop Secret
Undersea Strategic Systems Analysis Group (USSAG) provides multiple organizations within the Department of Defense with timely and objective assessments and recommendations that integrate technical, operational, programmatic, policy and business analysis.  We focus on key clients in the undersea community including Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP), and NAVSEA program managers for the COLUMBIA Class SSBNs and in service submarines.  We work to provide integrated solutions based on information and communications throughout the chain of command to ensure clear and consistent analysis and recommendations that are aligned to strategic and leadership goals while still being executable by the working level technical communities.
• Bachelor Degree in Operations Research, Engineering, Data Science.
• 10-20 years of experience.
• 10+ years in defense or national security related programs.
• Must have demonstrated experience leading teams of analysts and leading projects.
• Experience using an optimization solver, such as CPLEX, Gurobi, or LP_Solve.
• Experience in any of the following programming languages: Python, R, MATLAB, Java, C++, et al.
• Proficient in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Proven ability to prioritize and execute workload to meet requirements and deadlines.
• Experience developing written and visual communications that are clear, concise, and suited to the audience.
• Must be comfortable working in a fast paced environment conducting analysis with uncertainties or incomplete data.
• Must be capable of breaking down complex issues into simplified problem statements and laying out objective approaches to identify and compare the merits of competing solutions.
• Top Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in a field related to modeling and simulation.
• Experience with DOD acquisition programs.
• Experience in strategic planning and risk assessment/management.
• Preference for experience working with PyCharm, git, BitBucket, Jira, and Confluence.
• Demonstrated experience in any of the following technologies: Numpy, SciPy, matplotlib, scikit-learn, PyMC, Bokeh,, CPLEX, Tableau, Qlik, Palisade Decision Tools (e.g. @Risk), SAS’s JMP.
• Final SECRET or TOP SECRET security clearance is a significant factor in selection of candidates.
Job Description:
Lead a team of analysts and participate in a wide range of analysis tasks including: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytical projects; optimization and related modeling activities; model development and formulation; model implementation and operations; model and model use documentation, team collaboration, and analysis integration and reporting.

Candidates must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Successful candidates will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship required.

Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
2001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1739
FAX: 703-399-7350
SPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans)

In addition to professionally rewarding challenges, SPA employees also enjoy an excellent benefits package that includes insurance, leave, parking, and more, plus a generous qualified 401(k) plan.