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Sr. Director Data Scientist

Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Location: Herndon
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

The selected individual will have broad responsibility for creating and executing the data science and analytics vision and strategy and they support the growth of our Cyber and Intelligence business unit. The position is crucial to our Insights program development, building the data science team, and future science and analytics pipeline creation.

The data scientist will assist with progressing our data science leaders to support our growth and build on Jacobs' solid foundation of machine learning and artificial intelligence. The ideal candidate must be growth-oriented and a strategic thinker. Key responsibilities include scaling our data science, machine learning, engineering and data analytics teams to grow and build a world-class Insights service; coach and mentor current Jacobs' data science leaders; and recruit additional top data science talent to support awarded contract opportunities.

Drive the vision, strategy, and priorities to support growth opportunities within the Insights community. Support proposals development that requires analytical support. Be able to support multiple programs at once. Responsible for collaboration with business units and endusers to create compelling and accurate data presentations based on the entire data analytics and reporting service suite. They design and prototype data ingestion, cleaning, curation, storage and retrieval, concentrating particularly on analytics, statistical modeling, dissemination and presentation. The data scientist will work with developers and data analysts from the data analytics team to build and maintain endtoend user capabilities and interface based on business functional and performance requirements.

Requirements: High School Diploma and 20 years general experience or an Associate's degree and 18 years general experience or a Bachelor's degree and 16 years general experience or a Master's degree and 14 years general experience. Requires 14 years directly related experience. Related experience must be in one or more of the following: Java, Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), Elasticsearch ELK Stack (or other Big Data) ecosystem, Cloudera, Kafka, Linux (Redhat), SQL, JSON, C , Python, R, C#, Ruby, Agile methodologies, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).

Must have strong interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with programming skills, mathematical skills and statistical background.

Desired: Experience developing processes and training and cloud based system architectures and related tools. Experience with Cloudera, Kafka, Logstash, Redhat, SQL, JSON, C , Python, R, C#, Ruby, Agile Methodologies, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE). Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment. Excellent written and verbal communications skills required. Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail. Creative problem-solving abilities. Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment. Ability to work with minimal oversight. Willing to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Experience in large development initiatives, developing high volume database applications, data warehousing, complex shell scripting, Agile methodology and public or private cloud experience.

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.

Keywords: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Germantown , Sr. Director Data Scientist, Other , Herndon, Maryland

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