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Digital Prospectors Data Scientist in Lexington, Massachusetts

Data Scientist

Lexington, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Steve Merriman (

Phone: 603.637.4084

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Job Title: Data Scientist

Location : Lexington, MA

Duration: 36 Months and 40 hours per week

* Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain a Security Clearance for access to classified information. An Active Secret Clearance is desired.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


The Homeland Sensors and Analytics Group develops novel technologies to detect and characterize threats for Homeland Security applications, and to provide decision support to operators and analysts. The Group is in need of a data scientist and machine learning specialist to aid in the development and characterization of prototype algorithms. This position will involve analyzing machine learning problems to identify promising approaches, implementing algorithms, training them on mission-relevant data, and assessing the performance of these algorithms. Though these methods may be applied to a variety of different data types, there will be an emphasis on processing and interpretation of spatial/temporal data such as imagery, video, audio, radar, point clouds, etc.

Candidate must have the following skills:

The position requires candidate who has direct experience with common machine learning and deep neural network toolboxes, such as PyTorch or TensorFlow. Candidates must also have performed prior research and development related to data science / machine learning, either through academic or professional experience.

Interview procedures will be via video conference and may consist of initial one on one and may advance to panel interview.

Assignment may be a combination of remote and on-site place of performance and on-board may be on a remote basis.

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges. We have placed hundreds of talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting-edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds - AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long-term contractors or employees!

Work as our full-time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) - OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

Come see why Digital Prospectors has been voted “ Best Staffing Firm to Temp For ” by Staffing Industry Analysts, " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Excellence in IT and Engineering Staffing ” by TechServe Alliance, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700