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Post Date: Feb 28, 2019
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - District of Columbia - Washington
Job Reference: T443839
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Data Scientist   (Job Number:443839)


The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Office of Information Technology (OIT) is seeking to acquire highly qualified cross-functional Data Scientists and developers. The Transformation Data Science Services (TDSS) II team will be part of an ecosystem, participating with federal employees, and other contractors, in a team-based Development and Operations (DevOps) approach to deliver business value (the performance measurements, Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) are established in Operational Requirements Document (ORD)) frequently, cost-effectively, responsively, and with high quality.

The TDSS II teams shall provide Data Analytics Services within the DevOps framework; perform analysis of the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS) and related data for forecasting and system growth analysis. This analysis is intended to support data-driven decision-making, as well as development of automated dashboards and tools, which provide analytic insight to ELIS program.


- Translate business requirements into technical requirements.

- Utilize the ELIS roadmap to conduct an exploratory statistical analysis for each ELIS line of business.

- Conduct ELIS data analysis to measure efficiency and effectiveness of new ELIS functionality.

- Apply an analytics-driven approach, including machine learning, to surface unusual patterns or behaviors during case processing.

- Define sensible metrics to build descriptive, predictive and prescriptive models.

- Extract, transform and load (ETL) structured and unstructured data into Databricks Unified Analytics Platform.

- Perform analytics in Databricks Unified Analytics Platform.

- Store methods that are employed for the Statistical Data Analysis and Reporting along with each analysis in GitHub.

- Develop and sustain Program Dashboard with Tableau and open source tools.

- Comply with ELIS DevOps development, testing, and standard operational procedures (SOP).

- Collaborate with other vendors, stakeholders, and government employees to collect data needed to aid decision-making.

- Maintain good configuration and data management methods.

- Use DHS USCIS approved methods and tools.



- Bachelors with 9+ years of experience in data science or a related field (computer science, statistics, operations research, economics, mathematics, physics, engineering), or Masters with 7+ years, or PhD with 4+ years of experience.

- 9+ years of relevant experience manipulating data from disparate data sources, building machine learning and deep learning models.

- Excellent analytical skills, problem solving and troubleshooting ability.

- Experience with the data science lifecycle, and the Agile methodology.

- Experience applying data science techniques, including machine learning, deep learning, statistical modeling and/or data visualization to solve challenging business problems.

- Experience in one or more programming languages (Python, R, Java, Scala, SAS, JavaScript) and Linux scripting.

- Experience with model development and deployment in a cloud environment (AWS preferred).

- Strong technical documentation and presentation skills.

- Experience with SQL (Oracle, PostgreSQL).

- Experience in Databricks products, or extensive experience in Apache Spark.

- Experience in BI and open-source data visualization tools to create and enhance interactive dashboards.

- Experience providing potential technical solutions to meet business needs and supporting analysis of alternatives for best fit.

- Experience in providing research on emerging technologies to support proof-of-concept (POC) capabilities and identify future solutions for the organization.

- Must be a US Citizen

- Must be able obtain and maintain Public Trust

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Job Posting: Jan 30, 2019, 11:00:00 PM
Primary Location: United States-DC-WASHINGTON
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time