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Senior Physicist

Washington, DC | Full Time | Remote
18 Days Ago

Job Description

Purpose: Full Time Direct Hire position a client​— A leading provider of Business Consulting Services and Technical Solution Services to the Federal Agencies  in the Washington DC Metro Area. Presently looking to expand team for a long-term project to support the US Department of Homeland Security. An exciting role overseeing the requirements on a large project, providing an opportunity to do highly consequential work while working with some of the most talented resources within the Government space.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Hands-on in three areas: low energy nuclear physics, data scientist, and development SME on program.
  • The candidate will have experience working on and managing small projects in a research group, hands on with building equipment and software, electronics, and mechanical design.
  • The candidate will serve as project(s) leader and mentor to assigned scientists and developers, determines project scope, timelines, and implementation details.
  • Liaises with external government entities (client and support organizations). 
  • Invents and implements methods and algorithms for threat determination and failure analysis.
  • Writes and reviews code to accomplish mission goals.
  • Gives input on staffing levels and allocation.
  • Reviews changes requests and proposals; strategizes future operations.
  • Must be able to develop a clear vision of projects and move quickly to build proof of concept.
  • Must have demonstrated professional experience in analytic technical writing.

Required qualifications and skills
  • 5 years of demonstrated work experience in the field.
  • Understanding of common modes of nuclear detection, particularly scintillation, proportional counting, and multi-channel analysis.
  • Understanding of modes of nuclear decay and spectral signatures of each type.
  • Knowledge of nuclear technology, including reactors and threats.
  • Knowledge of X-ray (MeV energy) imaging of large objects is plus.
  • Mastery of Python, including software design, implementation in built in classes and data structures.
  • Experience with common scientific toolsets using Pandas/NumPy/SciPy/Sci-Kit Learn and Jupyter.
  • Knowledge of Keras/TensorFlow or Torch greatly preferred.
  • Mastery of systems level, object-oriented languages, including at least one of C , C#, or Java.
  • Deep knowledge of data structures and algorithms, operating systems, and low-level computer science.
  • Familiarity with unit and integration testing schemes, version control (Git), and modern front-end web
    technologies like React, Angular, Vue, JQuery, and RxJs.
  • Proficiency with database querying in SQL, including knowledge of indexing/partitioning and paging methods, aggregation, and performance tuning. 
  • Familiarity with Data Access Object pattern and object-relational mappers such as SQLAlchemy, Django, Hibernate, or Entity Framework.
  • Expert in probability, statistics, and analysis; to include classical statistics and hypothesis testing, Bayesian methods, ANOVA, regression analysis, Fourier and wavelet analysis, time-series analysis, and generalized linear models.
  • Knowledge of common machine learning techniques (random forests, support vector machines, neural
    networks, Markov models) and associated numerical techniques (gradient descent, backpropagation,
    sampling, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, regularization techniques).
  • Analytical skills:  ability to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make sound financial decisions. 
  • Communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.  Interpersonal skills. Ability to work with stakeholders, clients, and teammates of the organization and to actively work within the team to achieve the organization’s goals.
  • Problem-solving skills. Ability to think creatively to solve clients’ problems; and adaptability to respond unique challenges present in different client organizations. 
  • Time-management skills. Ability to work under tight deadlines and use time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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