Junior Data Scientist at STR (Greater Boston Area, MA)

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About the Team

STR’s Analytics division researches and develops advanced analytics and machine learning-based solutions to solve challenging problems related to national security. Our team consists of passionate and motivated engineers with advanced degrees in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and data science, who are seeking opportunities to use their deep technical knowledge and creativity to tackle some of the hardest problems that our customers face. Our projects span multiple different data modalities and incorporate advanced algorithms, deep learning, and statistical techniques to uncover patterns in social media, structured and unstructured text, time series, geospatial, and imagery data, and must operate under challenging constraints not typically found in the commercial world. The tools and technologies we develop have real world impact and US Government analysts use them to extract and enrich intelligence information around the globe.

The Role

As a Junior Data Scientist, you will analyze interesting and challenging datasets to develop, implement, and evaluate statistical machine learning algorithms to discover trends and form valuable intelligence insights. You will apply state of the art and novel statistical modeling and machine learning techniques to a variety of problems including anomaly detection, forecasting, unsupervised learning, and much more—all to help address national security and safety needs. You will work closely with other researchers to develop cutting edge systems and work collaboratively with our software engineers to design and deploy models into production.

This position can be based in Woburn, MA; or Arlington, VA. Applicants should expect to primarily work onsite.

What you will do:

  • Investigate and analyze large and interesting data sets to identify and expose hidden patterns and trends
  • Develop and apply novel statistical and machine learning models to automatically derive valuable insights for defense and intelligence analysts.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to develop and deploy cutting-edge capabilities into production systems

Who you are:

  • Hold a B.S. or M.S. in Statistics, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other related discipline
  • Experience in applying statistical methods to real-world data science problems, especially in settings where data is sparse, noisy, and/or high dimensional
  • Experience in time series modeling, Bayesian statistics, unsupervised learning, and/or model selection and evaluation
  • Familiarity with statistical modeling and traditional machine learning techniques, such as generalized linear models, mixed-effect models, hierarchical modeling, and decision theory
  • Proficient with Python and the traditional data science and machine learning stack, namelyNumPy, Pandas, scikit-learn and matplotlib
  • Proficient with version control software (Git), JIRA, Confluence, or other common collaboration tools
  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a security clearance.

Even better:

  • Passionate about software design and coding aesthetics
  • Experience working with large datasets (> 100 GB) and familiarity with big data infrastructure and frameworks such as AWS, Hadoop, Spark, Dask, or MapReduce
  • Possession of an advanced degree in a scientific field and 2+ years of relevant experience after Bachelor’s degree (work or post-graduate)
  • Expertise in information theory or generative modeling
  • Experience with deep learning models and familiarity with PyTorch or TensorFlow
  • Active security clearance.
  • Expertise in supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques including geospatial analytics, changepoint detection, and graph analytics
  • Experience in intelligence and military-related mission areas

STR is a growing technology company with locations near Boston, MA, Arlington, VA, near Dayton, OH, Palm Bay, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. We specialize in advanced research and development for defense, intelligence, and national security, trying to understand how to protect our society: from stopping malicious botnet attacks, to understanding cyber vulnerabilities, providing next generation sensors, radar, sonar, communications, and electronic warfare to developing artificial intelligence algorithms and analytics to make sense of the complexity that is exploding around us.

STR is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment that supports deep technical understanding and recognizes the contributions and achievements of all team members. Our work is challenging, but you go home at night knowing that you pushed the forefront of technology and made the world a little safer. We recognize that the world is changing, that it is becoming more connected than ever before, making things change faster than before, and reshaping society in the process. We all want to understand this changing world and leave it better for our work.

STR is not just any company. Our people, culture, and attitude along with their unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives put us on a trajectory to change the world. We can't do it alone, though - we need fellow trailblazers. If you are one, join our team and help to keep our society safe! Visit us at www.str.us for more info.

STR is an equal opportunity employer. We are fully dedicated to hiring the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any portion of the employment process, email us at [email protected] and provide your contact info.

Pursuant to applicable federal law and regulations, positions at STR require employees to obtain national security clearances and satisfy the requirements for compliance with export control and other applicable laws.

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Technology we use

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Location

600 W Cummings Park, Woburn, MA 01801

An Insider's view of STR

What are some social events your company does?

To create and foster connections among employees, STR hosts community events monthly. These include paint nights, trivia nights, cooking classes, and other exciting activities. Throughout the year, STR holds fun contests including a Movement Challenge and an Ugly Sweater Contest. To bring everyone together, STR also hosts a Holiday Party each year.

Christina

Human Resources Coordinator

How does the company support your career growth?

My STR internship gave me the opportunity to leverage and expand upon my skill set to solve real-world problems and contribute to my group’s research goals. Now as a full-time employee, I’m excited to continue working with a team of bright, talented, and friendly people on exciting challenges which push the boundaries of technology!

Noam

Research Engineer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's pretty fun to work at a place that does good things and treats its employees really well. There is free coffee, oatmeal, snacks, Brugger’s Bagels every Friday, lots of giveaways (peloton bikes!), a ton of employee academic/fun clubs (I am in the RF, surfing, running, and math clubs), and fun laptop stickers.

Erez

Computer Engineer

What are STR Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
STR employees can create & join affinity groups, where we get together with our coworkers to enjoy common interests. Some existing groups include the running group, walking group, math club and more.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
STR currently offers unconscious bias training to all employees.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
All STR employees have the opportunity to join or start their own Employee Resource Groups . Some existing ERGs include [email protected], [email protected], and more.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend

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