ManTech Data Scientist in Alexandria, Virginia

ManTech International Corporation is looking for a Data Science-Machine Learning Specialist for our client location in Springfield, VA or Sterling, VA or Washington, DC.

General Responsibilities:

We are seeking highly-qualified data scientists to lead the development and delivery of advanced, machine learning and predictive modelling solutions. Individuals experienced with large, structured and unstructured datasets are needed to transform, analyze, and model data for more effective decision support. Many analytical approaches are needed to support current and future work, including: data mining, clustering analysis, pattern recognition and extraction, automated classification and categorization, and entity resolution. These and many other techniques will be needed to implement risk-based targeting models of national security concern.

• Lead projects with hands-on analysis and modeling, leveraging data analysis and analytical techniques and methods to solve complex business problems.

• Perform problem domain definition, including data identification and analysis.

• Extract, aggregate, manipulate, categorize, clean, and transform data associated within an identified problem space for use in predictive modeling.

• Perform exploratory data analysis and feature generation

• Identify patterns and/or anomalies in large datasets

• Perform automated text/data classification and categorization as well as entity recognition, resolution and extraction.

• Develop algorithms; train, evaluate, and deploy predictive analytics models using machine learning methods.


• Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s or Ph.D. degree (preferred) in operations research, industrial engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science/engineering, and other related technical fields or equivalent practical experience

• Significant experience in developing machine learning models and applying advanced analytics solutions to solve complex business problems

• Experience with unsupervised and supervised machine learning methods

• Experience processing large-scale data sets (using Hadoop, HBase, Pig, etc.)


• Object-oriented programming languages: Java, Scala

• Experience working in a team and deploying solutions in an iterative or agile software development environment is a plus

• Database and Data Management - working with large unstructured

Clearance Requirements:

• TS/SCI with ability to obtain CBP Suitability OR TS with ability to obtain CBP Suitability

Location: Alexandria, VA or Sterling, VA or Washington DC


BS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or equivalent. 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Previous experience using R, Matlab, Python Scikit-learn or other statistical modeling packages, with a focus on machine learning; experience with NLP a plus. Previous experience developing production systems for processing large volumes of structured and unstructured data in Java, Python or similar technology stack. Previous experience with Hadoop technology stack (Map reduce, HIVE/PIG, etc. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong team player, capable of working collaboratively in customer teams.


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ManTech International Corporation is comprised of approximately 7,300 talented employees who use advanced technology to help government and industry meet some of their greatest challenges around the world. We adhere to the simple, no-nonsense values on which ManTech was founded more than four decades ago, aligning squarely with the mission objectives of our customers. As our customer base continues to expand and diversify, we continue to diversify our workforce and solutions. Nearly half our employees have a military background, and approximately 70 percent hold a government security clearance. As a leading provider of innovative technology services and solutions for the nation's defense, security, health, space, and intelligence communities; we hold nearly 1,100 active contracts with more than 50 different government agencies.

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