Pattern Analyst - National Security

Reston, Virginia

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Pattern Analyst - National Security

LexisNexis Special Services Inc (LNSSI) provides data-driven tactical Pattern Analysis, Geolocation Analysis, Entity & Anomaly Detection and Next-Event Prediction in support of National Security and global missions in countering weapons of mass destruction, counter proliferation, counterterrorism, counterintelligence, transnational organized crime, and trafficking. Pattern Analysts develop and employ innovative tools and methods to identify, analyze, and resolve event and movement patterns driven by nefarious actors and their networks. Our work products fill intelligence gaps with data analysis, provide timely and actionable findings to enable operational units to deploy appropriate countermeasures, increase force protection, and dismantle criminal and terrorist threat networks worldwide.


  • Support the customer mission by providing analytic situational awareness and counter threat network analysis in support of combatant commands and deployed forces in order to enable operations against enemy networks and identify operational solutions to counter weapons of mass destruction and emerging threat activities
  • Provide on-site analytic support in a multi-disciplinary team environment to deliver analytic briefs and work products using charts, graphs, and thematic maps that capture key aspects of analytic findings and generate actionable leads and insights
  • Learn and apply highly technical data processing skills and analytic methodologies required to effectively perform the responsibilities listed, as well as related analytic, geospatial, statistical, or predictive tasks that emerge within the scope of support provided to the customer
  • Learn and apply industry-standard analytic software tools at an Expert level, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, ESRI ArcGIS, i2 Analysts Notebook, and proprietary LexisNexis and ZetX tools
  • Apply critical reasoning and the scientific process to identify behavioral, spatial, and temporal patterns of human decisions in diverse datasets to predict specific predatory activity using a variety of scientific theories and methodologies taken from criminology, intelligence, statistics, geography, mathematics, and data science
  • Process, integrate, sync, and analyze geospatial data from multiple data sources to create production-quality thematic maps, using industry-standard geographic information systems and scripting tools
  • Operate professionally and effectively, often without direct supervision, while conducting high-quality analysis, data development, capability briefs, and reach-back support seamlessly across diverse analytic and technical teams in a high-paced, operations-focused environment in support of a shared mission
  • Translate highly technical findings for defense, law enforcement, and inter-agency customers into concise, actionable products, affidavits, or white papers and actively engage with the customer to ensure understanding and operational utility

  • Data Science or Computer Science Role:
  • Meet all requirements of the Pattern Analyst role and responsibilities
  • Design, create, deliver, and support automated and semi-automated workflows, data processing, geospatial processing, and analytic methodologies using scripting or model development interfaces within the operational environment in real-time support of Pattern Analysis activities
  • Robust experience with Python, Anaconda, Jupyter Notebooks, Pandas/Geopandas, or similar scripting tools, libraries, and IDEs in support of data processing and integration, geospatial analysis, natural language processing, text-to-table extraction, and network graph theory
  • Experience with scalable machine learning solutions, cloud computing, and/or cyber security is desirable
  • Obtain CompTIA Sec+ IT certification in support of DOD 8570 requirements
  • Deployment Role:
  • Meet all requirements of the Pattern Analyst role and responsibilities
  • Proactively engage with forward customers, coalition partners, inter-agency partners, and military leadership, including General and Flag officers, to complete direct analytic tasks and conduct analytic product briefings and capability briefs as a trusted representative of the Pattern Analysis capability
  • Communicate effectively and routinely through virtual teleconference, email, and secured networks to act as a conduit between forward and reach back capabilities, to update status of operations, and to complete all documentation and reporting requirements
  • Ability to deploy TDY for 90-day or 180-day rotations, or under Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) for 12 months per rotation. Prior overseas deployment experience to US military stations in an analytic role is desirable.

  • US CITIZEN with ability to obtain TOP SECRET government clearance with SCI eligibility, ACTIVE TOP SECRET government clearance preferred
  • BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a technical, quantitative, or scientific field of expertise listed below
  • MASTER'S DEGREE is desirable
  • In a direct operational, technical, investigative, or analytic role; AND
  • In a military, law enforcement, or government setting; AND
  • With significant work in data analysis, geospatial analysis, or software and tools development
  • Demonstrate -- through education, experience, and/or sample work product -- foundational EXPERTISE in one or more of the following fields:
  • Computer Science, Data Science, Data Analysis
  • Criminology, Psychology, Applied Social Sciences
  • Statistics, Mathematics, Systems Analysis, Engineering
  • Intelligence, National Security, Cyber Security
  • Geographic Information Systems, Geospatial Analysis

Location: Washington DC Metro Area / Northern Virginia

Remote Work: Not eligible, COVID-19 mitigations may be required

Travel: Possess or obtain U.S. Passport, up to 25% travel may be required, up to 100% is possible

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

The job you are applying for is subject to a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of vaccination showing their last dose of a COVID-19 2-dose vaccine or one dose of a single dose vaccine. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance you should speak to a recruiter about requesting an exemption/accommodation.

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