Data Scientist

Job Description

Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC delivers a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to help customers achieve mission objectives, address uncertainty, and identify and manage risk. We leverage Thomson Reuters' market-leading solutions to help our clients perform intelligence collection and analysis on cyber security, threat finance, insider threat detection, and risk management issues.

The Data Scientist will be responsible for text mining, developing predictive systems, risk scoring, creating efficient algorithms and improving data quality. This individual will work closely with the TRSS Analysts to identify, evaluate, design and implement statistical analyses of gathered open source, proprietary, and customer data to create analytic metrics and tools to support TRSS analysts as well as the TIP platform. This individual will have the opportunity to contribute directly to the features and capabilities deployed in our applications. The ideal candidate will work with customers to assist in gathering requirements and contributing to Statements of Work (SOWs) for new sales or POCs and executing design post sale while getting deeply involved into the delivery of the proposed solutions. The role will interface with the customer and provide continuity of technical and data-exploration expertise to ensure we are delivering a workable solution that meets the customer requirements and technical capabilities. The position requires a mission oriented person who strives to produce the best possible work for the customer.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work with engineering and research teams on designing, building and deploying data analysis systems for large data sets.
  • Work closely with customers to apply data science to their mission specific content.
  • Create algorithms to extract information from large data sets.
  • Establish scalable, efficient, automated processes for model development, model validation, model implementation and large scale data analysis.
  • Develop metrics and prototypes that can be used to drive business decisions.
  • Provide thought-leadership and dependable execution on diverse projects.
  • Identify emergent trends and opportunities for future client growth and development.
  • Researches and identifies Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) methods
  • Identifies new applications of ML and NLP in the context of Thomson Reuters and TRSS content sets
  • Explores existing data for insights and recommends additional sources of data for improvement


  • Must have, or be able to acquire and maintain a US Government Security Clearance - current DHS-CBP BI investigations highly preferred.
  • Excellent programming skills (Java/Python/R/Scala)
  • Must be creative, intellectually curious, and willing to experiment and work in dynamic organizations and situations, sometimes with little oversight or well-defined requirements.
  • Must take ownership for defined areas of accountability, most critically the integrity of the technical and data design in terms of meeting customer needs, design delivery and supportability
  • A good understanding of distributed computing concepts
  • Experience with Kafka preferred
  • Big Data analytics experience preferred
  • Strong background in engineering, process data management, or service management in a medium size complex technology environment.
  • Previous experience with data modeling for graphs.
  • Apache NiFi experience a plus.
  • Experience in complex analysis of processes and tools
  • Experience facilitating gathering input from subject matter experts.
  • Excellent understanding of ML, NLP and statistical methodologies
  • Ability to test ideas and adapt methods quickly end to end from data extraction to implementation and validation
  • Experience with search engines, classification algorithms, recommendation systems and relevance evaluation methodologies a plus
  • Experience leading project work focused on a specific process area.
  • Strong planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Good team player / self starter with the ability to work using own initiative.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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