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Data Scientist

Company: MCR Federal LLC
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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MCR is a fast-growing global company headquartered in McLean, VA that supports defense and civilian agencies, NATO, and European ministries that face some of the most complex mission challenges in the world. If you are the best at what you do, we are looking for you. At MCR, you will contribute to programs and projects that matter-to your career, to your fellow citizens, and to your nation. You will use the latest technologies, techniques, and tools. You will be trusted to work independently and make decisions. You'll be rewarded with top-tier compensation and benefits.


NATO established Headquarters Allied Commander Transformation (HQ ACT) in Norfolk, VA, in 2003 to lead transformation efforts and improve military capabilities to meet 21st century security and defense requirements. This work encompasses the need to enhance the Alliance's ability to apply a comprehensive approach to the conduct of future operations and engagement with partners, NATO's interaction with non-NATO entities that include states, non-state actors and international and non-governmental organizations.

Pursuant to the decision by the North Atlantic Council ACT established a Strategic Alternatives (SALT) Branch to provide the Commander with alternative ideas derived through the extensive use of data science and analytics that exist outside NATO's conventional processes in the service of Warfare Development.

The scope of this work is to aid in the development of a data science capability to drive improvements to the quality of NATO's situational awareness, risk assessment, strategy, and decision making over the mid- to long-term horizon to improve organizational performance throughout the Alliance. PREVIOUS NATO EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED

Job responsibilities include:

  • Develop the enabling functions and strategies within the SALT Branch to support Data Science activities within ACT;
  • Provision of technical expertise regarding the application of data science and analytics to strategic alternatives;
  • Leverage various statistical techniques to identify patterns within large data sets to make predictions and enterprise-oriented suggestions;
  • Utilize predictive modeling to increase and optimize the effects of Warfare Development;
  • Provide alternative advice to the Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) in the form of reports and briefings;
  • Serve as the clearinghouse for all Strategic Plans and Policy Division-related Data Science efforts;
  • Work alongside key stakeholders across the NATO Enterprise to develop and execute data science strategies over the long-term including both strategies for data science, (e.g., how to scale the use of data science in support of every level of decision-making) and strategies informed by data science, (e.g., the use of data science to support the development and translation of policy between NATO HQ and the NATO Command Structure).


  • Active U.S. Secret security clearance
  • Advanced degree in data science or related field
  • Experience on a major joint or international military staff that includes warfare development at the strategic level
  • Familiarity with data science best practices to include some or all of the following: Programming, IT Infrastructure, Subject Matter Expertise, Visualization, Applied Mathematics
  • Experience working with data science teams, preferably at the start-up stage
  • Published work in the field of data science within the last five years.


MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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