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Russian Language-Enabled Data Scientist II

Battelle’s Cyber Solutions Division is responsible for ideating, developing, and deploying data-driven scientific solutions to solve the most challenging national security problems. As a Language-Enabled Data Scientist, you will collaborate with linguists, data scientists, engineers, and other subject matter experts to collect, translate, and analyze S&T-related information. You will be responsible for foreign language translation and review of advanced S&T topics using data science tools to collect, organize, and analyze complex and esoteric materials while delivering studies, datasets, and translated reference material. Your work will contribute to insights for a variety of data addressing complex science and technology issues. These data solutions directly impact customer missions and understanding of complex data streams to allow customer staff to better execute their tasks.

We welcome your unique knowledge in advanced open-source techniques, data exploitation, technical translation, and cultural knowledge to provide deep insights into areas of interest, as well as suggest areas to improve data science tools related to foreign language applications. We especially want people with national security experience, an enthusiasm for learning and problem solving, and who can implement data-driven solutions with direct application to client S&T mission areas. For more information on the types of work these positions do visit:
This position can be located in Chantilly, VA or in Columbus, OH.

Collecting, organizing, and analyzing multi-language information from multiple sources to author strategic-level intelligence products and quick-turn tasks.
Language translation and science and technology assessments.
Using data science tools, where appropriate, to carry out job responsibilities.
Working in a multi-disciplinary environment solving challenging advanced scientific and technology topics.
Working independently with some oversight and function effectively as part of a team in a joint working environment.
Providing thorough and completed products that require minor revisions and/or editing.
Proactively managing expectations and meeting deadlines in a fast-moving, agile environment.
Participating in multiple, exciting research projects with minimal supervision and within time and budget constraints.
Maintaining excellent communication and interaction with both co-located and geographically diverse team members daily.

Level II in Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) or equivalent American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) level for the following languages: Russian. Experience may be substituted for DLPT or ACTFL level with verification of language proficiency.
Experience with collecting, assembling, interpreting, translating, and analyzing open-source data, such as scientific publications, social media, and databases, and synthesizing knowledge into actionable intelligence.
Experience with assessing and technical reporting on technologies and scientific topics, i.e. technology readiness levels (TRL) and critical technology elements (CTE).
Experience with diverse media and advanced S&T data.
BS and (2) years of relevant experience; MS and (1) years of relevant experience; PhD in relevant field or an equivalent combination of education/experience in a relevant field.
Must be a US citizen with an active TS/SCI.
Excitement about learning new technical subject areas and curiosity about S&T missions.
Experience in national security, defense, and/or intelligence communities.

Master’s Degree in the above areas in political science, data science, foreign language, international relations, or similar.
Five years of experience as a linguist, technical expert, intelligence analyst, or equivalent to fulfill the job requirements.
Expertise in data science and/or in manipulating and analyzing large/diverse data (e.g., exploratory analysis, model fitting, and visualization).
Experience creating, interfacing with, or optimizing databases (e.g., SQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL).
Strong course work or experience demonstrating algorithmic programming and data visualization skills.
Programming experience (Python, R).
Experience applying supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques against real world problems.
Support on client sites.

Learn (tuition assistance, paid training) and teach (get published, speak at a conference)
Software and Intellectual Property development royalty sharing
Mentorship and learning culture
Internally funded and guided research projects with large amounts of individual autonomy

Battelle has been trusted by elite government clients to solve some of the world’s hardest security problems. We work in small agile teams to push the bounds of computing technology. Our high-powered labs include specialized software and hardware, so our engineers have everything they need to invent new Cyber solutions.

Our team is casual putting results over formality. Team members can work flexible hours, and Battelle maintains a 9/80 schedule meaning employees have a chance to take every other Friday off.

We encourage new ideas with our large Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program where engineers work on projects they are passionate about. Inventors and innovators are rewarded by our industry leading IP compensation program. Our group works collaboratively with many parts of Battelle’s larger organization on projects ranging from genomics to robotics.

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle’s Legal Department.

Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

COVID-19 Vaccine

In compliance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors, Battelle requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).

Battelle is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact re********@ba******.org.

Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.