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Data Scientist

Omelas

Washington, DC, US / Remote / United States of America
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 01/21/2023
  • Website: omelas.co
  • Company Address: , Washington, DC
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Omelas

Omelas brings together the world's best developers from Google, Facebook, RedHat, PwC and more with field-defining experts in defense, diplomacy, and intelligence to prevent the violence we've seen tear apart communities, stymie development, and spread suffering across the world. We began by applying the tech advertisers use to understand why people become loyal to brands to understand why people become loyal terrorist groups. With foiled attacks and presentations before four national intelligence chiefs under our belts, we expanded to propaganda of al kinds and then to violence of all kinds.

Job Description


Interested in a position at the forefront of the information war? For half a decade, Omelas has
been the leader in protecting democracy against propaganda. We expose how authoritarians
manipulate the internet. We monitor the most influential newspapers, TV channels, government
offices, militant groups, and more across a dozen social networks and messaging apps,
thousands of websites, and thousands of RSS feeds. Our unique access to the media
landscapes of authoritarian states like Russia, Iran, and China has won us coverage in over a
dozen languages and countless publications ranging from Meet The Press to the BBC to
Financial Times and more.

Location:

Washington DC preferred, US-remote possible

Job Description:

We’re looking for a skilled, experienced data scientist to assist in the development of models to
understand what propaganda can tell us about how our adversaries think and behave. You’ll
work closely with our team of subject matter expertise to design and implement models that
reveal who’s saying what, how it influences what others say, and why it matters.
This position will work on the various machine learning projects sketched out below with regular
support and meetings with data scientists and engineers at Omelas. These projects are subject
to change but will generally involve natural language processing and machine learning modeling
to surface key pieces of information for end users.

Potential Projects:

Quote extraction and attribution from text
Automatically detect meetings between leaders in text using NLP methods such as
text-classification, fuzzy matching, etc.
Find how propaganda ties together different events over time to uncover narrative
themes

Desired areas of expertise:

2+ years work experience in a data scientist/engineering role including deployment of
production level code
Proficiency in Python (data science stack: pandas, sklearn, numpy, etc) and SQL.
Experience scoping and building machine learning models from experimentation to
deployment.
Experience building your own labeled data for classification models.
Experience with natural language processing libraries such as spaCy, NLTK, etc.
Excellent communication and documentation skills.

Nice to haves:

 Experience monitoring and maintaining ETL pipelines on AWS infrastructure.
 Experience with container technologies such as Docker.
 Experience with Deep Learning frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow (Keras) and
HuggingFace