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Data Scientist/Software Engineer - Arlington, VA 

Category Engineering  

STR is a privately-owned, rapidly growing business focused on research and development (R&D) for the defense and intelligence communities. STR has approximately 200 employees at sites in Woburn, MA, Dayton, OH and Arlington, VA. We are a nationally recognized leader in research areas including data analytics, sensors and signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber, video and image understanding, command and control, and precision navigation. Several programs have transitioned advanced technology to military and intelligence users. While our primary focus is on serving US Government customers, we are pursuing commercial applications as well.

This position will directly support government customers at their site and will be based out of STR’s Arlington, VA office, while interfacing regularly with colleagues in Woburn, MA.

Job Description:

  • Develop tools and techniques for characterizing very large, multi-modal data sets, which can be applied to problems in graph analytics, text analytics, activity-based intelligence, and discovery of patterns of life.
  • Transition and integrate user-facing software tools that empower analysts to explore complex data in novel ways
  • Collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team to research new data exploitation, machine learning algorithms and system concepts
  • Interact with military and intelligence users to identify and implement mission-centric technical capabilities
  • Position may involve travel to customer meetings and/or data collections and experiments
Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications:

  • US citizenship is required, must have an active TS//SCI clearance
  • Must be able to work at multiple locations in the Washington, DC area
  • PhD, MS, or BS degree with relevant experience in computer science, applied mathematics, electrical engineering, physics, or related technical discipline
  • Strong scientific programming skills in Python, Java, MATLAB, and/or C/C++
  • Ability to rapidly prototype new algorithm concepts and ideas and make insightful decisions on research directions to enhance system performance
  • Ability to translate customer requirements into focused technical activities
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to describe complex concepts to fellow researchers as well as to non-technical audiences
  • Level of experience is flexible

STR seeks to provide an outstanding work environment for its employees with excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Full-time employees enjoy 401(k), profit sharing, health and welfare benefits, subsidies for training and conference attendance to foster continued learning and development, and a casual yet technically challenging work environment.

STR is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where all employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, neurodiversity, or other personal characteristics, feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their best. We recognize that each employee’s backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are essential for providing our customers with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. STR’s commitment to attracting, retaining, and engaging talented and diverse professionals is demonstrated by our participation, sponsorship, and support in local and national minority organizations.

Applicants must be US Citizens.

Req Number ENG-18-00171  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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