Data Scientist

  • 114 National Business Pkwy, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Red Alpha Data Science practice grew out of Red Alpha's reputation in Software and System Engineering with our Department of Defense clients. As sometimes happens, customers who trust our expertise in adjacent areas asked Red Alpha to assist with some of their burgeoning Data Science problems.

Culturally, it probably suffices to say that we take our work seriously, but not ourselves. Our leaders have spent time in the trenches and have cursed daylight savings time changes and trailing white space as many times as you have. We like to say that we spend 80% of our time cleaning the data...and 20% of our time complaining about cleaning the data. Joking aside, our voices matter, and it is easy to see how our decisions affect the Data Science practice and Red Alpha as a whole. We have a clear vision of where we are headed and would love to share it with you.

Job Description

Our data scientists have a healthy mix of training, special projects, self-directed research, and of course client work. Much of our client work is defense related and requires a security clearance, though not everyone we hire will need one. The texture of training/projects/research/client work depends largely on the individual, in keeping with our philosophy of finding talented colleagues instead of starting with a list of line-item qualifications and looking for someone who fits them snugly on paper.


Python, R, Hadoop, Spark, Random Forests, Deterministic Forests (jk), Jupyter Notebooks, xkcd, Deep Learning, and a host of other tools and techniques: you do not know them all, but you are comfortable and capable with quite a few of them. You likely have a degree in math/stats/computer science, but we also know that great data scientists sometimes come from outside those typical disciplines. You might not be at the top of the list to be a game show host, but you do like people and enjoy solving problems jointly with your colleagues. You have an entrepreneurial spirit driven by curiosity.

Additional Information

Red Alpha is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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