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CACI International Senior Data Scientist in Mclean, Virginia

Senior Data Scientist

Job Category: Science

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: None

What You’ll Get to Do

We are looking for a Machine Learning Engineer with an entrepreneur’s mindset to support a fast-paced and growing data science team working on projects critical to National Security. The position requires a TS/SCI with CI Poly.

The Machine Learning Engineer will work with a cross-functional team of Data Scientists to build state-of-the-art models, automate data pipelines, and develop sustainable data structures for warehousing. The Engineer will engage their soft-skills, communicating complexity to non-technical audiences, mentoring junior teammates, and finding consensus for critical decisions. No two days are alike. The Machine Learning Engineer will react to real-world events to obtain the best possible assessments for the policymakers and warfighters who need them. At the same time, the Engineer will be planning, testing, and building the ML-driven apps which will accelerate the customer’s capabilities.

The Engineer will work in conditions of technical scarcity that often accompany a classified development environment. They will find workarounds and advocate for new approaches while continuing to drive forward. They will step out of your comfort zone. On a given day, the Engineer could brief a simple OLS to a member of Congress or fine-tune the latest transformer model. On some days, the Engineer may do the work of a Software Engineer, a Social Science Statistician, or a Cloud Architect. The Engineer will be trained in our subject matter, which is inherently human-focused and, therefore, messy.

More About the Role

The Machine Learning Engineer who will succeed in this position is a master ML practitioner and an engineer at heart. We are looking for a thought leader with an impulse to experiment and build. Our ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable, embracing setbacks and changing requirements with humor and expert-level proficiency.

Teamwork and soft skills are critical to success in this position. The ideal candidate will enjoy working as a member of a tight-knit and hierarchically flat team. The Machine Learning Engineer will jump in to help debug a script without asking, and take an hour to walk a junior teammate through the finer points of hyperparameter selection.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Extensive experience deploying machine learning models into production in a cloud based environment (AWS preferred)

  • At least 2 years direct experience developing and deploying deep learning models

  • Expert-level proficiency in at least one scripting language and a desire to code primarily in Python

  • Extensive experience with the SciPy stack or similar ML framework

  • Experience with at least one modern deep learning framework (ie TensorFlow, PyTorch)

  • Experience deploying code in containerized environments using Docker and at least one container orchestration service

  • Experience designing, developing, and deploying a wide array of data architectures, including data warehouses, data lakes, and standalone relational databases

  • Must be a resilient problem-solver, adept at finding creative solutions given limited resources and tight deadlines

  • Typically requires BS degree and 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience.

  • TS/SCI with Polygraph is mandatory

  • Preferred experience:

  • Full stack development experience; including preference for modern java script frameworks such as React, Angular, or Vue

  • Proficiency working with transformer and LSTM-based NLP models

  • Technical leadership experience with a track record of quality, on-time deployment

  • Experience with NoSQL and graph database architectures

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. As such, any offers of employment may be contingent upon COVID-19 vaccination or an approved accommodation. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.