The Leidos Surface Transportation Solutions Portfolio is seeking a Transportation Data Scientist (Intern) to support data science application in the ground transportation areas of Operations, Safety, Freight, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA), Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X), and Automated Vehicle (AV) technologies.
We are looking for detail-oriented, proactive, self-motivated and highly organized candidates with excellent communication and writing skills.
The candidate will be responsible for assisting more senior positions and/or performing functional duties under the oversight of more senior positions supporting data management, transfer, analysis and visualization on various transportation safety and operations projects including use of big data and incorporating AI/ML.
The candidate will be responsible for assisting more senior positions and/or performing functional duties under the oversight of more senior positions.
The candidate is expected to work 40 hours a week.
The role may require some travel to project sites (within the DMV area) to support meetings, including meeting preparation and facilitation, writing meeting proceedings reports, and supporting web-conferences and webinars.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Conducting research on various transportation engineering projects and developing data-driven solutions to complex problems
Supporting data management, transfer, analysis and visualization on various transportation safety and operations projects including use of big data and incorporating AI/ML
Develop content and engagement strategies for stakeholder engagement activities in our current plans/roadmaps.
Monitor technical support request tickets and responds to all tickets within project-mandated timeframes.
Managing and editing public and private documentation stores on online knowledge portals in addition to tracking metrics to support tech transfer.
Identifying opportunities and seeking funding, participating in growth strategy sessions, and communicating with current and potential customers on upcoming opportunities
Assist in the development and integration of data science capabilities across multiple task orders within the program.
Developing, supporting, and reviewing technical proposals.
Developing document, reports, manuals, presentations to communicate project results, both orally and in writing, in a way that is understandable and usable by the target audience(s) for the projects
Author white papers, proposals, and briefings demonstrating technical thought leadership in response to Leidos leadership or customer needs.
Required Education & Experience:
Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's or, PhD. in relevant technical fields such as engineering, data science, or communications. Candidates must be enrolled in a degree program and less than 2 years prior relevant experience.
Experience in the following areas in the ground transportation areas that may include Operations, Safety, Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO), shared mobility, and active transportation.
Experience in project management.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Experience leading the development of solutions for proposals.
Experience in writing for white papers, RFI responses, and proposals.
Experience working closely with clients.
The following skills/traits/experience are required for this position:
Passion for data science and data governance
Ability to acquire, interpret and apply data
Strong interest in transportation safety, operations, and technology
Automation and advanced technology development & evaluation experience
Project management skills and attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to reach/influence target audiences
Proven ability to juggle multiple projects and project deliverables concurrently, prioritize workflow, and communicate progress
Ability to identify and solve challenges – technical, human, research, management, etc.
Expertise in all standard Microsoft Office tools and programs.
Interest in solution development, and business growth/ownership related to this field
Experience working in an applied research/development/testing environment.
Ability to perform well under the pressure of multiple competing deadlines.
Highly proactive, self-motivated, and has sharp self-time management.
Ability to think analytically and apply general concepts to other applicable topics.
Ability to identify and implement creative solutions.
Ability to flourish within a dynamic, fun team environment as well as work independently.
Flexible and comfortable with changing direction and reprioritizing activities.
Seeks constant improvement through self-identified opportunities and peer feedback.
Knowledge of shared mobility related to transportation operations and safety
Knowledge of the industry and existing related research.
Experience working with software development teams.
Experience developing cost models, basis of estimates (BOEs), and Bill of Materials (BOM).