Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Data Scientist Position with the CIA

$61,444 – $139,523
Washington, DC metropolitan area

Data Scientists will be expected to communicate their conclusions clearly to a lay audience and become experts through continued education, attending academic and technical conferences, and collaboration with the Intelligence Community.


Entry Level: Bachelor's degree and experience with applied quantitative research working with real world data, either through thesis research, internships, or work experience. Applicants should have demonstrated creativity, initiative, and leadership abilities.

Minimum Requirements: A Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale as well as initiative, creativity, integrity, technical excellence and strong interpersonal and communication skills. A self-starter attitude, the ability to work independently and in a group, demonstrated initiative, and writing/briefing skills are also required.
The following items must be attached to your online application:

·         Your resume.
·         A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for one or more positions.
·         Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
·         A writing sample, five (5) pages MAXIMUM, single spaced, technical or analytic paper that focuses on your current area of expertise or interests and is related to your interest in positions at CIA. You can excerpt longer papers.

Preferred: Some advanced statistical or computational programming and familiarity with modern databases and distributed computing systems is strongly preferred. Programming expertise with the leading Big Data information management platforms and statistical software packages is a plus. Some domestic and overseas mobility is also preferred.