Machine Learning Operations Engineer / Data Scientist - Entry to Expert Level (Maryland, Hawaii & Colorado Locations)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Engineering
Posted on November 6, 2023
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At NSA Data Science is a broad field, and a team effort, spanning all the expertise needed to derive value from data. As a Data Scientist specializing in Machine Learning Operations (ML Ops) Engineering, you will help deploy and maintain ML systems that keep NSA at the cutting edge of intelligence gathering and reporting, with all the high-functioning support processes that it requires. Responsibilities include: - Implementing ML pipeline and workflows - Deploying, monitoring, and maintaining ML models in production systems - Deploying ML services and applications to secure cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud) - Building and deploying micro-services as part of ML/DSci applications - Building continuous integration and delivery pipelines for ML applications - Ensuring security and compliance of ML systems - Communicating with a team of data scientists, data engineers, and stakeholders; documenting the process
The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills who is: - Accountable - Proactive - Detail oriented - Able to solve complex problems - Proficient with critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations - Effective at working in a collaborative team environment - Able to bridge the gap with both technical and non-technical audiences Knowledge, skills, and relevant experience in one or more of the following is required: - Designing and implementing machine learning - Data mining - Advanced analytical algorithms - Programming - Data science - Advanced statistical analysis - Artificial Intelligence - Computational science - Software engineering - Data engineering
Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. This is a full-time position, hiring for the Maryland, Colorado & Hawaii locations. Salary ranges vary by work level. Salary range: $81,233 - $183,500 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior, Expert) On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible).
Depending on the skill-sets currently in demand, newly hired ML OPS Engineers may be assigned to a mission office, or alternatively enrolled in the three-year Data Science Development Program (DSDP) in which they will both broaden and specialize their data science skills by taking courses and touring with a variety of mission offices (each for several months). In either case you will work with NSA experts in ML OPS engineering, related technical domains, and specialized subject areas. You will have opportunities to participate in internal technical roundtables, and to attend technical conferences with experts from industry and academia.
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