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Chief Research Scientist - 836

Date: Jun 2, 2021

Location: Fairfax, VA, US, 22033

Company: HII's TSD

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 42,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.




Job Description

Huntington Ingalls Industries - Technical Solutions Division (HII-TSD) is currently seeking a Chief Research Scientist with quantitative analytical techniques to model foreign adversaries’ behavior with support in an onsite capacity. 

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Develop analytical methods to identify anomalies, statistical models to predict significant changes using advanced analytic methods such as ordinal logistic regression, copulas, LASSO/elastic nets, bootstrapping, and k-fold cross validation using R and related software packages.
  • Integrate data from a variety of sources, formats, and disciplines into coherent databases and write compelling documentation and reports for decision makers.


Must possess the following core competencies:

  • Conceptual, quantitative, organizational, research, writing, verbal communication, and graphical representation skills.
  • Sound judgment and creative problem solving and independent working skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills to work with individuals and organizations, to include varying levels and types (Government, industry, and academia).
  • Facilitation skills to bring diverse groups together on issues and reach concensus across stakeholders.
  • The ability to perform complex analyses and to communicate its results using accurate, concise, and effective writing and through descriptive and graphical representations.
  • Technical understanding of the systems supporting aspects of the functional areas.
  • Knowledge of standard tools [e.g., the Agency Data Services Network (ADSN), iCE workstations, Microsoft Office, the Agency Internet Network (AIN), and the Microsoft Office software applications], as appropriate; and a demonstrated ability to learn to use and support other tools that may be added or developed as the program evolves.
  • Flexibility in assisting with ad hoc tasks and in adjusting as tasks are re-prioritized.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The successful candidate should have an advanced degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience in a related field (International Relations, computer science, mathematics, statistics, political science etc.). They should have the ability to perform complex modeling, statistical analysis (using R or related software packages) and the ability to create code and models to perform operations.
  • 5+ Years with Bachelors or 13+ Years with Masters or 10+ Year with Phd or JD or 5+ Years with MD or DVM or HS diploma + 20+ years of relevant experience.
  • Security Clearance Requirements: Must possess and maintain an active TS/SCI with Polygraph



Huntington Ingalls Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC