what do you do?

Find a Job in Data

where you know what you'll really be doing.
Or search by category powered by ML
Data Scientist
👽 Really Something Else 👽

Raft Company Website is hiring a
Data Scientist

This is a U.S. based position. All of the programs we support require U.S. citizenship to be eligible for employment. All work must be conducted within the continental U.S.

Who we are:

Raft (https://TeamRaft.com) is a customer-obsessed non-traditional small business with purposeful focus on Distributed Data Systems, Platforms at Scale, and Complex Application Development, with headquarters in Reston, VA. Our range of clients include innovative federal and public agencies leveraging design thinking, cutting edge tech stack, and cloud native ecosystem. We build digital solutions that impact the lives of millions of Americans.

We’re looking for an dynamic and dedicated Data Scientist to support our customer and join our passionate team of high-impact problem solvers.

About the role:

As a Data Scientist, you will have a crucial role in developing our quantitative methodology to help make sense of complex data sets. You will be analyzing the quality of data and using statistical techniques to discover trends, insights, and potential strategic solutions.  

What we are looking for: 

  • Proficiency in at least one data analysis programming language such as Python, R, or equivalent
  • Solid experience in applying statistical techniques such as regression, clustering, etc. 
  • Strong knowledge of databases, data modeling, and data structures
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Tableau, PowerBI, or similar
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Cloud-based systems and/or AI/Machine Learning Development 
  • Obtain Security+ within the first 90 days of employment with Raft
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

Highly preferred:

  • Experience working with significant data tools like Hadoop, Spark, and related technologies
  • Proficiency with machine learning algorithms and predictive modeling
  • Knowledge of cloud-based data science tools such as AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Familiarity with data pipeline tools like Airflow, Luigi, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively share insights and work cross-functionally
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or a related field

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current Active Top Secret Security clearance with SCI eligibility

Work Type: 

  • San Antonio, TX

What we will offer you:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Fully covered healthcare, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) and company match
  • Unlimited PTO + 11 paid holidays
  • Education & training benefits
  • Annual budget for your tech/gadgets needs
  • Monthly box of yummy snacks to eat while doing meaningful work
  • Remote, hybrid, and flexible work options
  • Team off-site in fun places!
  • Generous Referral Bonuses
  • And More!

Our Vision Statement: 

We bridge the gap between humans and data through radical transparency and our obsession with the mission. 

Our Customer Obsession: 

We will approach every deliverable like it's a product. We will adopt a customer-obsessed mentality. As we grow, and our footprint becomes larger, teams and employees will treat each other not only as teammates but customers. We must live the customer-obsessed mindset, always. This will help us scale and it will translate to the interactions that our Rafters have with their clients and other product teams that they integrate with. Our culture will enable our success and set us apart from other companies.

How do we get there? 

Public-sector modernization is critical for us to live in a better world. We, at Raft, want to innovate and solve complex problems. And, if we are successful, our generation and the ones that follow us will live in a delightful, efficient, and accessible world where out-of-box thinking, and collaboration is a norm. 

Raft’s core philosophy is Ubuntu: I Am, Because We are. We support our “nadi” by elevating the other Rafters. We work as a hyper collaborative team where each team member brings a unique perspective, adding value that did not exist before. People make Raft special. We celebrate each other and our cognitive and cultural diversity. We are devoted to our practice of innovation and collaboration. 

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

How to Apply?
Press the button below and follow the instructions on the window that opens.