Data Scientist / Machine Learning Expert in McLean, VA

SphereOI is an award winning digital studio devoted to using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for enterprise clients. We conceive, develop, train, and engineer production-ready machine learning solutions to achieve superhuman performance. More than a data science shop, we are an engineering studio built on data science. Our approach is an unusual blend of machine learning with design-thinking and production software engineering. We make things.

This position is for a Data Scientist / Machine Learning Expert who will work in our studios as a member of our data science team. The position will support multiple clients over time, crossing a broad spectrum of industries. The pace is fast, but the technology and opportunities to experiment with new approaches are exciting. The position requires a significant proficiency with statistical science in the context of machine learning. The work involves exploration, experimentation, and implementation. Programming skill is essential. The more varied your background, the better. Data, big and small, is a ubiquitous element, and familiarity with modern data architecture and query languages is important. This position will, over time, draw on your skills in NLP, computer vision, cyber-physical systems, and deep/reinforcement learning.

 What You Will Be Doing

  • Learn new domains and problems
  • Experiment with models and data
  • Push the boundaries of ML in computer vision, agent design, NLP, and other areas
  • Collaborate with other experts
  • Develop reference implementations of models and pipelines
  • Work in Python, possibly other languages (e.g. R, Java)
  • Present at weekly demos and various sessions
  • Support production engineering teams and develop automated tests

What You Need for This Position

  • Talent for machine learning fundamentals  We stress the fundamentals
  • An advanced degree in math, statistics, data science, physics or computer science is preferred, but not required if you have experience in the field
  • Hands on coding experience using Python, R, Java, C#, or SQL is preferred
  • Experience with TensorFlow or similar frameworks
  • Experience with scalable data architectures (e.g. Spark, Hadoop) is a plus


Interested? Send us any comments and your resume.


Data Science to Stop Terrorist Counterfeiters

The U.S. Government has awarded Sphere of Influence, Inc. a contract to develop new technology that helps the U.S. Government understand more about terrorist networks that create forged identity documents.

Sphere of Influence, Inc., a McLean, Virginia based developer of advanced data analytics technologies, announced it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to build a data science platform that enables the U.S. Government to understand more about terrorist networks and forged identity documents they produce. The contract has an estimated value of $700k for one year. Under the terms of the contract, Sphere of Influence, Inc., will deliver technologies that apply advanced data science, computer vision, and machine learning algorithms.

With this contract the US Government will not only learn more about the networks that create counterfeit identity documents, but also how they use them.

About Sphere of Influence, Inc.

Sphere of Influence, Inc. provides technologies for advanced data analytics and interactive digital solutions. The company was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

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