Algorithm Developer job in Alexandria, VA, United States

Full Time Alexandria VA Leidos


Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for an Algorithm Developer to work in Springfield, VA on the RECON project, in support of the NGA's Research Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in an R&D environment and support critical warfighter missions.


  • Pull data from multiple sources and using ranking algorithms to prioritize entities of interest.

  • Support informational briefings for educating scientists and managers on research outcomes and the impact on the mission.

  • Conductive selective analysis in order to gain a deeper understanding of existing R&D processes and procedures.


  • MA/MS degree and 9 years of experience, OR 19 years of relevant work experience in lieu of degree.

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility

  • Experience with supervised and unsupervised machine learning.

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, Java, R, or C++.

  • Experience with identifying analytic insight in data, developing visualizations, presenting findings to stakeholders, and statistical analysis techniques.

  • Ability to build complex extraction, transformation, and loading (ETL) pipelines to clean and fuse data together.

  • Experience with learning to rank algorithms (e.g. LambdaMART, LambdaRANK) 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Data Scientist

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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