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Data Scientist 

About the Organization VSolvit (pronounced: "") is an award-winning SBA certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business and 8(m)/Economically Disadvantaged Woman owned, technology services provider that specializes in business intelligence (BI) systems, data warehousing, geographic information systems (GIS), custom application development, health analytics, project/program management, and hosting and cloud services. VSolvit serves clients such as the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Our custom technology solutions for federal and health industry clients and partners have won awards for innovation, been launched from the U.S. White House, and are being used to solve complex problems ranging from improving national security to optimizing vaccine supply chains and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.

These successes are but a reflection of overall team strength and supportive partnerships. Our company fosters innovation which makes it a great place for entrepreneurs and hard workers to be grown. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Profit Sharing, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits for our full time employees. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.


VSolvit is looking for a broadly-talented Data Scientist with quantitative research skills to take an active role on our data analytics team. You will work on vast amounts of data to discover hidden information by applying modern statistical and machine learning techniques.

Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high-quality prediction systems integrated with programs and data (e.g. structured, unstructured, and mixed datasets). You will also design and develop automatic scoring using machine learning techniques, build recommendation systems, and design and develop classifiers for feature extraction.

Your role as a Data Scientist will be primarily focused on performing research on large historical databases, and design of scalable statistical and machine learning systems based on this analysis.


  • Work with large data using descriptive statistics and data visualization tools
  • Create insights from existing data, and drive the collection of new data
  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Data mining using state-of-the art methods
  • Collaborate with clients to understand and communicate results, and to put insights into operation
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytical systems
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of performance
Position Requirements


  • 5+ years’ of professional experience in data science and analysis
  • 5+ years’ of database experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative social science or a STEM field
  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of machine learning techniques and algorithms, such as k-NN, Naïve Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc.
  • Experience with data modeling programming and software development, including Python, R, or other high-level language used in statistical computing
  • Command of JavaScript and JS libraries like D3.js and Leaflet.js
  • Proficiency in using data query languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig, Pandas, MongoDB
  • Proficiency in big data modeling work: Hadoop, Pig, Scala, Spark
  • Good applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Substantial experience with statistics and the scientific method, and the ability to perform self-directed hypothesis-driven research
  • Ability to present to, communicate with, and collaborate well with non-technical people
  • Great communication skills
  • Dedication to continued learning, be team dedicated, self-driven, quality minded and customer-friendly


Must be able to pass a background check

Company Summary:

Join the VSolvit Team! Founded in 2006, VSolvit (pronounced 'We Solve It') provides geospatial and information technology consulting services and solutions to government and private section clients. VSolvit is an award winning 8(m)/EDWOSB, SBA-certified 8(a)/SDB, and a certified HUBZone company. We offer Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, as well as 401K Retirement Plan options, Tuition Reimbursement, and other benefits. Our goal is to grow together and enjoy the work that we do as a team.

VSolvit LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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.  
Category Software/Application Development  
Location Ventura  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Clearances Required Desired but not required. Must be US Citizen with ability to obtain DoD Secret clearance  
Travel N/A  
Req Number SOF-19-00015  
Position Data Architect  
Number of Openings 1  
Proposal Position No  
Proposal Letter Of Intent (LOI) N/A  
Open Date 5/9/2019  
Tags Data Scientist, Data, reporting, SQL, Hive, Pig, Pandas, MongoDB, Hadoop, Pig, Scala, Spark, distributions, statistical testing, regression, k-NN, Naïve Bayes, SVM, Decision, data science toolkits, such as R, Weka, NumPy, MatLab,  

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