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FBI Seeks Applicants for First Senior-Level Data Scientist Post; James Trainor Comments

fbi-headquartersThe FBI has kicked off the hiring process for the bureau’s first senior-level data scientist as part of an effort to help address the growing cyber threat landscape.

The chosen candidate will advise the cyber division assistant director and other management officials as well as provide collaboration, innovation and subject matter expertise support, FBI said Thursday.

“The addition of a senior-level position within the cyber division is unprecedented, and we are eagerly anticipating the ways it will contribute to our mission to identify, pursue and defeat cyber adversaries,” said James Trainor Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s cyber division.

Requirements for the position include skills in computer science and data analytics, cybersecurity, data visualization, data mining and computer networking.

The incumbent will also be responsible for technical and operational guidance, cyber program business architecture, strategic planning and engineering services for technology standards.

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