Senior Data Scientist

Category: Analytics and Emerging Digital Technologies

Main location: United States, Louisiana, Lafayette

Position ID: J0823-1780

Employment Type: Full Time

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Position Description:

CGI Federal’s Emerging Technologies Practice (ETP) seeks a highly motivated Data Scientist to join their Data and AI team. The candidate will join and potentially lead a team of data engineers and data scientists. Your primary focus will be in applying data driven techniques and analyses to build high quality intelligent analytic systems. You’ll mentor teammates, develop algorithms and scripts, apply machine learning, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into recommendations and actionable insights.

Future duties and responsibilities

• Develop and implement data-driven solutions that drive business value and support the company's strategic goals.

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including IT, software development, and infrastructure teams, to ensure that data and AI initiatives are integrated into the overall technology strategy.

• Develop technical standards, best practices, and methodologies for data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence projects.

• Conduct hands-on technical work, including designing and developing data models, algorithms, and machine learning systems, as well as conducting data analysis and visualization.

• Ensure the quality and accuracy of data and AI models, algorithms, and systems, including conducting testing and validation to ensure that models are accurate, reliable, and scalable.

• Mentor and coach team members, including providing technical guidance, feedback, and support to help team members develop their technical skills and achieve their professional goals.

• Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

· Due to the nature of the government contract requirements and/or clearance requirements, US citizenship is required.

· Proven record of high value analytic work or solution building

· Master's degree or above preferred in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Applied Mathematics/Statistics, Operations Research, or other physical science/engineering fields

· 8+ years preferred of overall experience in machine learning, AI, data science, or technical leadership

OPTIONAL: Desired qualifications/non-essential skills required

· High comfort level with cloud services – AWS, Azure

· High comfort level with proposals and technical thought leadership

· Experience with emerging ai tools, e.g. openai, etc

· Knowledge of data exploration and visualization tools (Tableau, Qlik, D3, rstudio etc)

· Ability to lead, coordinate, and direct a team of data scientists effectively·

Due to the nature of the government contracts this position requires US Citizenship.

At CGI we call our professionals “members” to reinforce that all who join our team are, as owners, empowered to participate in the challenges and rewards that come from building a world-class company. CGI’s benefits include:

• Competitive compensation

• Comprehensive insurance options

• Matching contributions through the 401(k) plan and the share purchase plan

• Paid time off for vacation, holidays, and sick time

• Paid parental leave

• Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

• Member assistance and wellness programs

CGI is required by law in some jurisdictions to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. The determination of this range includes various factors not limited to skill set, level, experience, relevant training, and licensure and certifications. To support the ability to reward for merit-based performance, CGI typically does not hire individuals at or near the top of the range for their role. Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range for this role in the U.S. is $95,600 - $186,00.





  • Advanced Analytics

  • Artificial Intelligence

What you can expect from us:

Insights you can act on

While technology is at the heart of our clients’ digital transformation, we understand that people are at the heart of business success.

When you join CGI, you become a trusted advisor, collaborating with colleagues and clients to bring forward actionable insights that deliver meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We call our employees “members” because they are CGI shareholders and owners and owners who enjoy working and growing together to build a company we are proud of. This has been our Dream since 1976, and it has brought us to where we are today — one of the world’s largest independent providers of IT and business consulting services.

At CGI, we recognize the richness that diversity brings. We strive to create a work culture where all belong and collaborate with clients in building more inclusive communities. As an equal-opportunity employer, we want to empower all our members to succeed and grow. If you require an accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, please let us know. We will be happy to assist.

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All CGI offers of employment in the U.S. are contingent upon the ability to successfully complete a background investigation. Background investigation components can vary dependent upon specific assignment and/or level of US government security clearance held. CGI will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrests and conviction records in accordance with all local regulations and ordinances.

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