Computational Finance Scientist Lead
Company: The MITRE Corporation
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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As a mid-career Scientist focusing on Computational Finance Lead
(CompFi), you might be wondering what makes MITRE different than
other government contractors and consulting firms. Many of our
recent hires answered YES to at least one of the questions
- Are you interested in contributing to technical projects that
you can feel passionate about?
- Do you want to apply your skills and work in the public
- Are you tired of having your performance tied to billable
- Do you want to feel like your ideas are valued and you are more
than just an FTE?
- Are you interested in working for a company where a 40-hour
week is the norm and not the exception?
- Do you want exceptional benefits, including tuition
reimbursement for coursework towards an advance degree in a
The Model-Based Analytics Department is seeking a motivated
scientist to apply cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging
CompFi problems facing the US government. This position offers the
opportunity to interact directly with government leaders in a
fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to make a
difference and impact outcomes with solid analysis.
Our employees are expected to work on multiple projects,
cross-pollinate good ideas across the government and continuously
learn. We are truly an interdisciplinary department that thrives on
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To be successful you will:
Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.
Academic background such as a Bachelor's degree in Computational
Finance or a related quantitative field such as Mathematical
Finance, Operations Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, or
Statistics with significant experience or specialization in
Computational Finance AND 8+ years related computational finance
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience working on or leading customer facing
engagements emphasizing data analytics.
Experience visualizing multi-dimensional financial data or
events, using tools like Tableau, ggplot2, Plotly, matplotlib,
seaborn, or D3.js.
Demonstrated ability to manipulate large financial datasets and
time series data, and perform calculations with at least one modern
programming language like Python (utilizing packages like
scikit-learn, pandas, or dask), R (utilizing packages like caret,
dplyr, or data.table), or other modern language.
- Ability to apply, modify and formulate algorithms and processes
to solve national market system problems or related challenging
- Familiarity with working in cloud-based environments like
Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.
- Advanced degree (PhD) in Computational Finance, or Operations
Research, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or other
related technical field of study with significant experience in or
specialization in Computational Finance.
- Experience leading or conducting research, including publishing
on the topic of Computational Finance in peer-reviewed
- Experience designing data science or Computational Finance
tasking and/or leading a team of data scientists.
- Experience applying various machine learning approaches (e.g.,
random forest, neural networks, support vector machines).
- Prior experience working with databases (e.g., PostgreSQL,
Oracle, MySQL, MongoDB, Neo4j).
- Experience using version control (e.g., Git, Mercurial, SVN) to
support collaborative development.
- Experience utilizing notebooks (e.g., Jupyter, R Markdown,
- Prior experience developing interactive data visualizations
using open-source technologies (e.g., Angular, Vue, React, D3.js)
or other frameworks (e.g., Shiny, Plotly).
- Ability to build finance-focused models and simulations,
especially agent-based models using a modern framework such as
MASON, Repast, Mesa, or NetLogo.
- While a DOD Secret Clearance is necessary, preferred candidates
will have, or be willing to pursue, a DOD Top Secret Clearance and
ultimately a TS/SCI clearance with some form of polygraph.
This requisition requires the following clearance(s):
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