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Sr. Data Scientist
Ref No.: 18-05129
Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 06/04/2018
My direct client in Arlington is hiring a Sr. Data Scientist for their team!

Position: Sr. Data Scientist
Duration: Permanent Full Time
Location: McLean, VA
Start: ASAP
Work Authorization: USC, GC, or GC EAD

The purpose of the Lead Data Scientist role is to serve as a company-wide expert in Data Science, leading by example the implementation of data science on top of the Data Platform, built on the Hadoop eco-system. As such we expect you to:
  • Explore and Client non-trivial opportunities in big data sets of audience interactions with content and advertising as well as related data sets
  • Ideate, then implement proofs of concepts and quick prototypes showing value of proposed projects
  • Drive short data science projects to completion, working with data engineers and possibly other data scientists
  • Act as mentor by example to data scientists, engineers and analysts
  • Provide product management feedback to data platform team so as to improve efficiency of tooling serving the Gannett data science community
  • Work with stakeholders and data scientists across the company
  • Act as subject matter expert and evangelize data science best practices both within and outside Gannett
  • Extensive experience in applying data science principles to real-world business scenarios
  • Strong proven knowledge of Hadoop and related technologies
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills with the ability and desire to effectively communicate with and present to all stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Proven knowledge in all stages of the software development life cycle
  • Servant-leader mindset, influencing by example rather than by edict
  • PhD in Data Science or a mathematics and modeling-focused program with 3 years experience in a software or modeling field, or a Masters of Science in the same and 7 years experience

If qualified and interested, please send your updated resume to Mark at!