Senior Data Scientist

Ascellon Corporation, provider of management solutions and program management to Federal, state and local governments, as well as Fortune 500 corporations. Ascellon is a dynamic fast-growing company that is recognized for excellence within our industry. We take pride in our superior service to customers and highly dedicated staff of professionals.
As a Senior Data Scientist, you will be tasked with solving data problems by collaborating with other professionals. Specifically, you will be required to:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the problem space and of the underlying business needs.
  • Demonstrate a profound understanding of the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence, including Natural Language Processing (NLP), probabilistic graphical models, time-series analysis, and weak supervised learning, among others.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis to understand relationships and opportunities to influence outcomes, while being able to quickly iterate over common feature transformation and model types in order to find the best predictive models.
  • Interpret and explain the intuition behind the exhibited behaviors and performance of adopted models.
  • Develop proofs of concept to verify ideas, including counterfactual explanations for interpretability.
  • Close the loop to ensure the proposed solution is performing as it should and is correctly understood.
  • Work closely with business representatives.
  • Conduct research in an autonomous fashion and interact closely with key stakeholders possessing varying levels of machine learning experience.

Location: Landover, MD

Base Pay: $140,000.00 To $200,000.00 Annually

Employment Type: Full-time

Required Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree


  • Strong algorithm development experience.
  • kills with Java, C++, or other programming languages.
  • Profound mathematical background combined with a strong intuition on how to transform theoretical ideas into products.
  • Strong competency for statistical software packages (SAS, SPSS, MATLAB).
  • Solid understanding of advanced analytics (statistics, simulation, optimization, etc.).
  • Modeling expertise using statistical techniques such as logistic and linear regression, decision trees, neural network or clustering techniques.
  • Strong project management and delivery experience, including budget oversight and staffing of project teams including time management.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills (MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Excel).
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including overtime.
  • Previous experience mentoring, training and developing junior members of the team.
  • Demonstrable track record of dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a dynamic environment.

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  • Minimum Secret Clearance.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, machine learning or statistics.
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience in advanced technology industry with know-how in Python, R, Weka, Matlab, Tensorflow, Pytorch, Pyro, and big data platforms.
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience in data analytics, data modeling, and data sciences.
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience being the technical lead for multiple project teams simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel when necessary.