Data Scientist (Remote)

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We’re looking for someone who is passionate about data science techniques, machine learning, and network analysis, to join our growing DS team. Our team build the Media Manipulation Monitor (M3) to decode foreign government manipulation of the information space. We combine signal-rich proprietary data, novel AI-Powered technology, and world-class expertise to deliver valuable insights to our US government and Fortune 50 clients.

As a data scientist at Two Six Technologies, you will be responsible for helping build these tools, working to uncover, analyze, and frame data insights hidden in these manipulation signals to help our subject matter experts (SMEs) and clients. Your projects will range from week-long efforts producing immediate value to multi-year DARPA-funded initiatives that straddle the line between fundamental research and applied R&D.

You'll work with members of our data science, subject matter expert, engineering, and product teams. We iterate together with a focus for action, striving to deliver the best products and insights to our clients. In this role, you will work on your own and with your team to find creative solutions and tackle challenging problems with cutting-edge technology.

Position Details: 

  • Experiment with a range of data science techniques to produce insight, including machine learning, network analysis, sampling methodologies, multi-language NLP, and data visualization
  • Implement cutting-edge research at the intersection of data science and social science
  • Explore and extract value from our database of more than 300 million documents
  • Build new text classifiers
  • Use neural networks and other techniques to leverage our unlabeled data
  • Leverage state of the art open source techniques and tools like BERT to deliver value
  • Own projects from inception to implementation
  • Be responsible for projects that span statistical and mathematical reasoning, business communications and leadership, and computer programming
  • Deliver insights to support existing products and come up with innovative product growth opportunities
  • Participate in strategic discussions about the future of data science at Thresher
  • Design and execute experiments to evaluate the integrity of our data sampling and collection strategies.
  • Build prototype tools to help our SMEs extract insights from our data
  • Use statistics to give SME insights a robust mathematical backing
  • Work with our advisors from Harvard, Stanford, and UC San Diego to ensure we are employing the best methodologies to address complex, open-ended research questions

Requirements

  • Experience with Machine Learning, NLP, and/or network analysis
  • Experience building or tuning deep learning models especially in an NLP context
  • A good understanding of statistics, including familiarity with statistical tests, distributions, and maximum likelihood estimators
  • Ability to code, wrangle data, and implement algorithms in Python or R and familiarity with a database querying language like SQL or Elasticsearch
  • Knowledge of which tools are suited for a given task, but also the ability to think of solutions beyond those best practices
  • Capability to understand and integrate client or user needs
  • Ability to work in a team with a diverse set of skills and life experiences
  • Ability to communicate with data visualizations
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing at all levels of technical expertise, including to non-technical customers
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and learn quickly and independently
  • Time management skills. We have a lot to do in a little time. Understanding how to get things done, how to prioritize, and how to do that with others is key

Nice to Haves:

  • Strong quantitative background with Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Economics, Engineering, or similar field. Master’s degrees preferred. PhD even better.
  • Track record of turning data insights into product growth opportunities
  • Familiarity with software development procedures/tools like Agile, Git and Jira
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience (or 1+ with a PhD)

Clearance Requirements:

  • Eligibility for Security clearance

Location

  • 100% Remote 

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Two Six Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at Two Six Technologies without regard to race, color, religion,  national origin, sex, age, physical and mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran, marital, pregnancy or citizenship status; or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Two Six Technologies Covid-19 Vaccination Policy requires employees to be fully vaccinated. Exceptions to this policy are only granted to those with a company-approved medical or religious accommodation.  Prospective or new employees will be required to adhere to this policy and submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.   

If you are interested in applying for employment with Two Six Technologies and require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at Two Six Technologies by sending an email to [email protected].  Information provided will be kept confidential and used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

More Information on Two Six Technologies
Two Six Technologies operates in the Cybersecurity industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA, Fredericksburg, VA, Mount Laurel, NJ and Austin, TX. Two Six Technologies was founded in 2017. It has 206 total employees. To see all 56 open jobs at Two Six Technologies, click here.
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