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Pattern Analyst - National Security (LNSSI)

Company: RELX
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Pattern Analyst- National Security (LNSSI)Are you looking to utilize your data analysis skills in support of National Security and global missions?Do you enjoy using a data-driven approach to uncover information and insights?
About the Business
LexisNexis Risk Solutions is the essential partner in the assessment of risk. Within our Government vertical, our solutions assist government agencies and law enforcement to drive insights from complex data sets, improving operation efficiency, increasing program integrity, discovering, and recovering revenue, and making timely and informed decisions to enhance investigations. You can learn more about LexisNexis Risk at the link below.
About the team
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 and provide timely and actionable findings to enable operational units to deploy appropriate countermeasures, increase force protection, and dismantle criminal and terrorist threat networks worldwide.
About the job
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 action our products.
You will be responsible for:

  • Supporting 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

  • Providing 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.

  • Learning and applying 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.

  • Learning and applying industry-standard analytic software tools at an Expert level, including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, ESRI ArcGIS, i2 Analysts Notebook, and proprietary LexisNexis tools.

  • Applying 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.

  • Processing, integrating, syncing, and analyzing geospatial data from multiple data sources to create production-quality thematic maps, using industry-standard geographic information systems and scripting tools.

  • Operating 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.

  • Translating 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 secure networks to act as a conduit between forward- and reach-back capabilities, to update the status of operations, and to complete all documentation and reporting requirements.

      • Ability to deploy TDY for 90-day or 180-day rotations, or under the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) for 12 months per rotation. Prior overseas deployment experience to US military stations in an analytic role is desirable.


        • Be a United States CITIZEN with the ability to obtain TOP SECRET government clearance with SCI eligibility, ACTIVE TOP SECRET government clearance preferred.

        • Have Bachelor's Degree in a technical, quantitative, or scientific field of expertise as listed below. Master's degree preferred.

        • 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

        • Have minimum 3 years experience 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.

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

        • Location: Washington DC Metro Area / Northern Virginia

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

          Learn more about the LexisNexis Risk team and how we work here (
          At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, having diverse employees with different perspectives is key to creating innovative new products for our global customers. We have 30 diversity employee networks globally and prioritize inclusive leadership and equitable processes as part of our culture. Our aim is for every employee to be the best version of themselves. We would actively welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups.
          We are an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to providing a fair and accessible hiring process. If you have a disability or other need that requires accommodation or adjustment, please let us know by completing our Applicant Request Support Form: , or please contact 1-855-833-5120.
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          RELX is a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
          We help scientists make new discoveries, lawyers win cases, doctors save lives and insurance companies offer customers lower prices. We save taxpayers and consumers money by preventing fraud and help executives forge commercial relationships with their clients.
          In short, we enable our customers to make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.

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