Data Scientist / Algorithm Engineer in McLean, VA

SphereOI is a high performance studio with exceptional data scientists, engineers, and product designers. We value digital innovation that challenges the status quo by making products that are meaningful for commercial and government clients. There is no checklist mentality for product development at SphereOI. Our innovation follows a North Star vision and design with Strong Centers that keeps each product authentic to what is most meaningful to the customer. By centering our effort on what is most meaningful, we deliver transformative innovation.

This position is for a Data Scientist / Algorithm Engineer who will work in our studio to develop and operationalize advanced analytic solutions for our customers. You can expect to work on real world challenges in a wide range of applications such as telematics data exploitation, behavior profiling, cybersecurity threat detection or responsive agriculture analytics. Some of the technology disciplines you will be working with include attribution analysis, dynamic component influencer analysis, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and anomaly detection. The ideal candidate for this position has a deep knowledge of machine learning algorithms but also has a strong desire to get business value from analytics.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop predictive models using R, Java, or Python
  • Perform data reduction and normalization; Extract and combine information rich features
  • Participate in a weekly “Demo Thursday” where the team demonstrates work-in-progress
  • Recommend machine learning algorithms as well as suitable modifications
  • Develop, enhance, test and evaluate algorithms
  • Develop and conduct experiments for performance validation
  • What You Need for this Position

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree is preferred) in statistics, mathematics, physics, or related field
  • Experience developing statistical, mathematical and predictive models
  • Knowledge of supervised learning techniques such as neural nets, CART, regressions
  • Knowledge of unsupervised learning techniques such as clustering or segmentation

  • Apply now:

    Sphere of Influence Expands Data Analytics Studio

    Sphere of Influence – a leader in value add data science for high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets – today announced continued investment in its McLean, VA operations where it has doubled its data science team over the past year.  The company – which recently expanded operations into Denver, CO – is also growing its digital solutions team.

    The expansion of the Sphere of Influence data science studio coincides with the ramping-up of the company’s latest offering – analytics that predict customer experience for software systems.

    “Our team of data strategists, data scientists and software developers has been creating exciting innovations that will make a real difference for businesses in competitive markets,” said Sphere of Influence Director of Accounts, Scott Pringle.  “Sphere of Influence has taken the steps to bring new data science solutions to our customers and expanded our science team to position the company for exciting new growth opportunities in 2016.”

    About Sphere of Influence, Inc.

    Sphere of Influence fuses advanced data science with digital solutions to deliver transformative products.  The company specializes in advanced data analytics for high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets from a wide range of sensors in precision agriculture, automotive, and Internet of Things (IoT) telematics.  The company utilizes a broad and continuously growing integrated infrastructure of proprietary data science platforms, algorithms, and machine learning systems.  For additional information, please visit Sphere of Influence’s corporate website at:

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