Principal Mathematician

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Principal Mathematician
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Join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do.
Some of our ground-breaking work includes:
• advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country)
• mobile support for the user interfaces
• learning management systems with social media features
• user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities
• innovative, machine-scorable items
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry. We are currently seeking a Principal Mathematician to join our team in the Washington, DC office.
• Understand AIR’s mathematical modeling and effectively express them within our software framework
• Applies mathematical theories and statistical methods to solve problems in computer science
• Develops mathematical or statistical models of phenomena to be used for analysis or computational simulation
• Designs complex metrics projects that apply valid scientific techniques and utilize information obtained from baselines or historical data in order to structure analyses
• Translates physical processes into computational models
• Develops algorithms for data analysis
• Processes large amounts of data for statistical modeling, and graphic analysis (metrics)
• Develops software, algorithms and applications to apply mathematics to data and build data driven apps to translate data into computational intelligence around standardized tests for students
• MS in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or Engineering, PhD preferred and 12+ years of experience
• Demonstrated ability and understanding of data mining and machine learning algorithms
• Experience with numerical methods such as arbitrary precision computations
• Background in deep learning, machine learning & big data
• Experience designing using C+ and/or Java
• Must possess an analytical mindset and strong programming skills
• Experience working on large data sets
• Experience working with relational databases such as SQL Server
• Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
• Self-motivated with minimal oversight
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