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Data Scientist
Govini
Pittsburgh, PA
Company Description
Govini is the leading Commercial Data company in the Defense Technology space. Built by Govini, Ark.ai is used at scale across the National Security sector of the U.S. federal government. This platform enables government analysts, program managers, and decision-makers to gain unprecedented visibility into the Companies, Capabilities, and Capital in National Security to solve challenges pertaining to Acquisition, Foreign Influence & Adversarial Capital, Nuclear Modernization, Procurement, Science & Technology, and Supply Chain. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, San Francisco, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We are seeking an inquisitive data scientist to join our team and work with our various datasets to find connections, knowledge, and potential issues in order to help our government clients make more informed decisions.  

Your role on the Data Science team will be primarily focused on our large datasets, and you will design and implement scalable statistical systems based on your analysis. You will have the opportunity to expand and grow data-driven research across Govini, and lead new areas to apply advanced analytics to drive business results. 

We need a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who shares our passion and obsession with quality.  As part of our team, you must be a data nerd with a strong understanding of the various fundamentals of data science and analysis and know how to bring data to life.

This is a full-time team member position, working in the office at our Pittsburgh, PA location.

Scope of Responsibilities

    • Design experiments, test hypotheses, and build models for advanced data analysis and complex algorithms
    • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve multiple real-time decision systems 
    • Make strategic recommendations on data collection, integration, and retention requirements, incorporating business requirements and knowledge of data industry best practices 
    • Model and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact critical processes and decisions; transform, standardize, and integrate datasets for client use cases
    • Convert custom, complex and manual client data analysis tasks into repeatable, configurable processes for consistent and scalable use within the Govini SaaS platform
    • Optimize processes for maximum speed, performance, and accuracy; craft clean, testable, and maintainable code
    • Partner with internal Govini business analysts and external client teams to seek out the best solutions regarding data-driven problem solving
    • Participate in end-to-end software development, on an agile team in a scrum process, collaborating closely with fellow software, machine learning, data, and QA engineers

Qualifications

    • In order to do this job well, you must be a highly organized problem-solver and possess excellent oral and written communication skills. You are independent, driven, and motivated to jump in and roll up your sleeves to get the job done. You lead by influence and motivation. You have a passion for great work and nothing less than your best will do. You share our intolerance of mediocrity. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy.

    • US Citizenship is Required

      Required Skills
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field; Master’s or PhD preferred
    • Minimum 3 years hands-on data science experience
    • Minimum 3 years deriving key insights and KPIs for external and internal customers
    • Regular development experience in Python
    • Prior hands-on experience working with data-driven analytics 
    • Proven ability to develop solutions to loosely defined business problems by leveraging pattern detection over large datasets 
    • Proficiency in statistical analysis, quantitative analytics, forecasting/predictive analytics, multivariate testing, and optimization algorithms 
    • Experience using machine learning algorithms (e.g., gradient-boosted machines, neural networks)
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • A burning desire to work in a challenging fast-paced environment

    • Desired Skills
    • Experience working on agile/scrum teams
    • Experience building datasets from common database tools using flavors of SQL
    • Expertise with automation and streaming data
    • Experience with major NLP frameworks (spaCy, fasttext, BERT)Familiarity with big data frameworks (e.g., HDFS, Spark) and AWS
    • Familiarity with Git source control management
    • Experience working in a product organization
    • Experience analyzing financial, supply chain/logistics, or intellectual property data
    • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance.  If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a bias toward action, and care about solving technical problems in the national security domain, we're eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Full-time
Mid Level
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Machine Learning Engineer
Govini
Pittsburgh, PA
Company Description
Govini builds software to accelerate the Defense Acquisition Process. The Ark, Govini’s flagship product, combines commercial data and artificial intelligence into applications that solve challenges across the entire spectrum of Defense Acquisition, including Supply Chain, Science and Technology, Production, Sustainment, and Modernization. With the Ark, the acquisition community eliminates slow, manual processes and gains the ability to rapidly imagine, produce, and field critical warfighting capabilities. The Ark transforms Defense Acquisition into a strategic advantage. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Job Description

We are seeking a Machine Learning Engineer to join our team to build cutting-edge machine learning technologies that will replace complex, time-consuming, manual processes with automation and intelligence that will help Govini end-users make scientific and analytical decisions.

We're looking for world-class talent to join our team where you will have the opportunity to help develop solutions from data collection to large-scale data manipulation to long-term data storage and low-latency retrieval, reporting, and analytical systems to solve big data problems that drive business performance.

This is a full-time team member position, working in the office at our Pittsburgh, PA location.

Scope of Responsibilities

    • Actively create, architect, and deliver state-of-the-art machine learning solutions designed to add intelligence to our data analysis and software-as-a-service platform
    • Establish meaningful criteria for evaluating algorithm performance and suitability
    • Develop clear software specifications for implementing trained models
    • Implement working, scalable, production-ready Machine Learning and AI Process Automation models and code
    • Optimize processes for maximum speed, performance, and accuracy
    • Participate in the end-to-end software development of new feature functionality and design capabilities
    • Craft clean, testable, and maintainable code
    • Keep up to date with Machine Learning best practices and evolving open-source frameworks
    • Regularly seek out innovation and continuous improvement, finding efficiency in all assigned tasks
    • Collaborate closely with fellow software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, and QA engineers

Qualifications

    • In order to do this job well, you must be a curious and eager problem solver with a hunger for building well-designed, high-quality solutions. You have a passion for great work and nothing less than your best will do. You share our intolerance of mediocrity. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy.

    • US Citizenship is required

      Required Skills:
    • Bachelor's, Master’s or Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, or a related field
    • Minimum 3 years experience in hands-on development of machine learning models
    • Practical experience in building, developing, and productionizing machine learning systems
    • Advanced software skills in Python
    • Experience with common NLP algorithms and implementations
    • Hands-on experience with AWS and cloud infrastructure
    • A strong desire to learn and investigate new technologies
    • Familiarity with Git source control management
    • Prior hands-on experience working with data-driven analytics
    • Ability to work collaboratively with little supervision
    • A burning desire to work in a challenging fast-paced tech environment

    • Desired Skills
    • Track record of implementing data-driven products 
    • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
    • Experience in deploying ML models in Kubernetes environments
    • 2 years of experience developing and deploying modern NLP models
We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance.  If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, have a bias toward action, and care about solving technical problems in the national security domain, we're eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Full-time
Mid Level
Natural Language Processing
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Senior Machine Learning Engineer
Govini
Pittsburgh, PA
Company Description

Govini builds software that accelerates the Defense Acquisition Process. The Ark, Govini’s flagship product, combines commercial data and artificial intelligence into applications that solve challenges across the entire spectrum of Defense Acquisition, including Supply Chain, Science and Technology, Production, Sustainment, and Modernization. With the Ark, the Acquisition community eliminates slow, manual processes and gains the ability to rapidly imagine, produce, and field critical warfighting capabilities. The Ark transforms Defense Acquisition into a strategic advantage. Govini has offices in Arlington, Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Job Description

We are seeking a Natural Language Processing expert to join our team and help us build cutting-edge machine learning technology that will replace complex, time-consuming, manual processes with automation and intelligence that helps Govini end-users make scientific and analytical decisions. We're looking for world-class talent to join our team where you will have the opportunity to help develop a wide range of solutions that transform natural language data into useful features for classification algorithms, as well as implement the latest technology to improve user search functionality. 

In order to do this job well, you must be a curious and eager problem solver with a hunger for building well-designed models and solving problems in an ambiguous space. You share our intolerance of mediocrity. You’re uber-smart, challenged by figuring things out and producing simple solutions to complex problems. Knowing there are always multiple answers to a problem, you know how to engage in a constructive dialogue to find the best path forward. You’re scrappy. We like scrappy. 

This role is a full-time position located out of our office in Pittsburgh, PA. 
This role may require up to 10% travel

Scope of Responsibilities

    • Inform and implement the design and development of NLP applications to enhance the intelligence and efficiency of our data analytics software-as-a-service platform
    • Review, verify, and aggregate the most appropriate annotated datasets for the best-supervised learning methods
    • Ability to work with taxonomy experts to create and validate dataset annotation
    • Use well-formed and effective text representation to change and adapt natural language documents into user-friendly features
    • implement the latest technology to improve user search functionality as well as integrate state of the art LLM models into our Ark.ai platform to enhance user experience.
    • Develop new algorithms and modeling techniques and conduct sound experiments to verify model results and integrate models into the live production system
    • Establish meaningful criteria for evaluating algorithm performance and suitabilityImplement working, scalable, production-ready models and code
    • Keep up to date with Machine Learning best practices and evolving open-source frameworks
    • Regularly seek out innovation and continuous improvement, finding efficiency in all assigned tasks
    • Collaborate closely with fellow taxonomists, software engineers, data scientists, data engineers, and QA engineers

Qualifications

    • US Citizenship is Required

    • Required Skills:
    • Advanced degree, or bachelor’s with at least 3 years of experience, in Data Science, Machine Learning or a related field
    • Minimum 3 years experience with hands-on development of NLP models
    • In-depth understanding of NLP methods for text representation, semantic extraction techniques, data structures, and modeling
    • Practical experience in building, developing, and productionizing both supervised and unsupervised machine learning models
    • Advanced software skills in Python
    • Advanced ability in forming SQL queries
    • A strong desire to learn, investigate, and implement cutting-edge technologies
    • Ability to work collaboratively throughout the design process.

    • Desired Skills:
    • Current possession of a U.S. security clearance, or the ability to obtain one with our sponsorship
    • Experience in or exposure to the nuances of a startup or other entrepreneurial environment
    • Experience in deploying ML models in Kubernetes environments
    • Experience developing custom training sets for large language models
    • Experience productionizing transformer-based models
We firmly believe that past performance is the best indicator of future performance.  If you thrive while building solutions to complex problems, are a self-starter, and are passionate about making an impact in global security, we’re eager to hear from you.

Govini is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Full-time
Senior
Natural Language Processing