Tesla Government Inc. (Tesla) seeks a Data Specialist who will help maintain and improve the quality of our program’s in-depth reporting and develop ways to more effectively generate and maintain datasets.
Remote work is permitted during the pandemic. Physical office space is in Falls Church, VA. Long-term remote work will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Tesla is a rapidly growing small business that contracts with the US government to provide research and information management services and technical platforms. Tesla takes a “quality over quantity” approach, working to ensure that we provide exemplary service to our customers—that is rooted in hiring exemplary staff.
We look for all-stars in their field and we treat them accordingly. Tesla employees have leeway in being able to work remotely and have flex-time—not consistently having to meet an arbitrary 40 hrs/wk requirement.
Data Specialists support a platform tailored to meet the information needs of government and military users.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (proportional breakdowns of responsibilities fluctuate):
Data and Content Standardization and Processing (60%)
Implement changes to data and content, ensuring consistency and adherence to established standards
Manage extensive compilations of reports to enable users to readily discover information
Constantly find new ways to better relay information, leveraging visualizations and breaking up text
Automation Support (20%)
Develop knowledge and experience with Python
Develop custom scripts to automate data extraction and cleaning
Research & Writing (20%)
Respond to user information needs by developing reports from open source research and official reporting
Continuously review and revamp previously composed reports so that they maintain applicability and are of premium quality.
Other Duties, as Assigned
Attributes of a Successful Data Specialist:
Be technically savvy and have the ability and willingness to learn various computer and web-based applications
Have a keen sense of how to discover hard-to-find information
Have a mindset to organize complex information in an easily navigable way.
Be willing to take on long-term projects and repetitive tasks of standardization and data processing
Ability to create engaging written, graphical, and multimedia content
Ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality
Knowledge of Python OR study or work experience in international affairs
US Citizen eligible for a security clearance
Foreign language skills, especially Russian, Arabic, Persian, or French.
Tesla Government Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
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