Data Scientist at Praescient Analytics (Washington DC)

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Praescient Analytics, LLC is a Veteran-led, certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2011 which specializes in implementing advanced analytics solutions across the defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities. With over 40 contracts across 6 continents, over 70% of our employees are veterans and or have intelligence, law enforcement or counter fraud experience. We fully understand the unique challenges of our clients and work to identify, vet, implement, and enhance commercial and proprietary technologies to provide full scope solutions, because we have been there. Praescient has extensive experience designing, developing, and integrating solutions for customers including the US Army, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), US Navy (USN), US Marine Corps (USMC), US Coast Guard (USCG), Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), intelligence community, and local law enforcement agencies, among others.

Praescient Analytics is in search of a Data Scientist to support the mission of the Offices of Inspectors General (OIG), the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) has established the Pandemic Response Center of Excellence (PACE) for the purpose of conducting data analysis and visualization; sharing leading practices; providing tools and services; and providing investigative intelligence. The mission of the PRAC is to promote transparency and conduct and support oversight of covered funds and the Coronavirus response to (1) prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement (FWA&M); and (2) mitigate major risks that cut across program and agency boundaries. As part of this mission, the PRAC works with Federal Inspectors General (IGs) to develop recommendations on measures to prevent or address fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement; provides support in conducting investigations, audits, and reviews relating to the covered funds and Coronavirus response; and refers matters for criminal investigations. This position can work remotely or on-site. This position is full time and does not allow for moonlighting.

Required Qualifications:
  • The Data Scientist shall have five (5) or more years of hands-on experience developing analytic rules and models using leading edge fraud analytic tools and best practices.
  • The data scientists should have a mix of skillsets to include a few of the following:
    • Graph analytics
    • Programming (Python, SQL, R, etc.)
    • Machine Learning
    • Geospatial
    • Cloud data management
    • Big Data
    • Data wrangling, processing of large data sets
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Math and Statistics
    • Data Visualization
    • Storytelling skills
  • Hands-on experience of data management and advanced analytic techniques.
  • Hands-on experience using data sciences to detect and prevent fraud, waste, abuse or mismanagement.
  • Hands-on experience coding rules and models using open-source programming techniques and tools.
  • Strong oral and written skills are required.

What you can expect from us:
  • Real opportunity for career growth in an environment where your achievements will be celebrated
  • Constant collaboration with numerous teams to ensure client success
  • A team that respects and embraces your ideas and expertise
  • Coworkers that are motivated by pursuing excellence, rather than the prospect of personal gain
  • A workplace dedicated to supporting and bettering public safety and government agencies

  • Very competitive salary based on qualifications and experience
  • Comprehensive, Company paid United Health Care Medical for you and your family (We pay your premiums and deductibles)
  • 401(k) & 4% matching
  • Travel & performance incentives
  • 3 weeks paid time off (plus Federal Holidays)
  • $5K annual training allowance
  • $500 book allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Praescient Analytics is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all. Employees and applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, national origin, legally protected physical or mental disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or status in the uniformed services of the United States, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or on any other basis which is protected under applicable law. This includes a commitment to provide a work environment that is free from all forms of illegal harassment including sexual harassment.

This covers all terms and conditions of employment including (but not limited to):
  • Hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, or demotion of all job classifications;
  • Recruiting, advertising or solicitation for employment;
  • Treatment during employment;
  • Rates of pay or other forms of compensation;
  • Benefits;
  • Selection for training;
  • Company sponsored social and recreational activities; and
  • Layoff or termination

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
US Citizenship Required
Praescient Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Interested Candidates: Please forward your resume to [email protected] and please visit our website to apply online at
More Information on Praescient Analytics
Praescient Analytics operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in Fairfax, VA. Praescient Analytics was founded in 2011. It has 51 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance and Mental health benefits. To see all jobs at Praescient Analytics, click here.
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