On-Site Data Scientist

Are you a Data Scientist that has experience leading, analyzing, and performing work necessary to support the development and deployment of software systems that leverage emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI)? Are you comfortable working in an agile and lean environment to develop dynamic digital tools and platforms?

Join Forum One as a contractor to help implement a broad range of data, digital development and market research programs for multiple government agencies!


What you’ll do:

  • Apply experience in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), data science, and general data processing, covering a wide range of technology and applications, to the delivery of effective products and services
  • Work as part of a team developing digital platforms to improve the use of data to measure performance, communicate progress, or improve business processes
  • Plan and manage the development of advanced software projects leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Use machine learning (ML) and statistical techniques to analyze and help productize collected data
  • Advise management and partners on new developments and advanced techniques in the area of data science
  • Apply data processing standards and knowledge of technical data to evaluate alternate approaches to problem solutions
  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain database systems
  • Work with open source solutions and communities
  • Communicate credibly with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines and talent
  • Communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience as necessary
  • Clearly communicates and works with stakeholders at every level

What you bring to the table:

  • Experience developing web-based interactive systems using agile principles.
  • Experience conducting research activities using modern methodologies , including stakeholder interviews and usability tests. Experience creating and delivering records and notes collected during their research.
  • Ability to work with the government client to ensure that the system is compliant with security policies.
  • Ability to ensure that the system includes user authentication and authorization functionality that uses open source encryption protocols.
  • Ability to post all code to a publicly-available code repository, with a Public Domain license.
  • Ability to ensure that the architecture is extensible to allow for further development, including integration with compatible internal or external systems (for example, integration with an instance of ServiceNow or Salesforce via an API).
  • Ability to incorporate analytics, monitoring, continuous integration, and measurement tools into their code base.
  • Ability to use plain language in application design and development whenever possible. Familiarity with digital design standards such as those developed by 18F, the  U.S. Web Design System or other development standards.


About Forum One:

Forum One is a full service digital agency that works with mission-driven organizations to create the stunning designs, smart messaging, and custom built technology tools they need to realize their goals and extend their influence in the areas they care about most.

We are headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with additional offices in Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; and Cologne, Germany. We work with influential organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Peace Corps, and the American Red Cross.

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