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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 1/2/2017

Aptima Inc. Washington, DC

Washington, DC
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree


Aptima is a fast-paced, employee-focused small business that excels in finding solutions to complex problems in human-centered engineering. Aptima currently has openings for experienced, creative data scientists to help develop big-data applications in the DC Metro area. In this position you will:

* Contribute to the design, development, and application of data mining, statistical analysis, machine learning, modeling, and digital signal processing methods

* Collaborate with software engineers to implement, test, and apply mathematical algorithms from research

* Business development, proposal writing, project management, and customer interaction

Minimum requirements:

* PhD graduates or Masters in applied mathematical modeling discipline

* Experience collaborating with software engineers, mathematicians, and military personnel

* Experience working with Department of Defense and other government agencies

* U.S. citizenship

The ideal candidate will have experience and proficiency in all of the following:

* Knowledge of problem analysis, mathematical formulation, algorithm development, and model implementation & analysis

* Understanding of machine learning techniques (e.g., Support Vector Machines, Artificial Neural Networks) and has experience using machine learning to build computational models from large data sets

* Knowledge of software/data design methods, data structures, and modeling standards

* Experience in processing "big data" using parallel, distributed computing techniques such as Hadoop Framework and Spark

* Software engineering experience implementing and coding complex algorithms and models in an Object Oriented Language (C++, C#, Java or Scala)

* Strong Proficiency in Python or R

* Excellent written and oral communication

All applicants must be willing to work onsite at a customer site in the DC metro area, Monday through Friday (no telecommuting or compressed schedules).

All applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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