What does a Senior Computer Operator do?
Computer scientists use applications of technology to solve problems. They write programs including computer software, they develop websites, and they create applications for mobile devices. As experts in computer hardware and software systems, they have a mastery of various programming skills and languages. They often find innovative use for existing technologies and study complex issues and problems within computing to find appropriate solutions in business, science, medicine, and other technologically mandated fields.
Computer scientists are responsible for the validation and development of mathematical models that foster a computer’s interaction between a computer and a human user. Computer scientists operate computer programs and improve upon the actual processes and performance of the computers themselves. Computer scientists also research and focus on data structure, algorithms, information and database theory, as well as programming, language theory, and computer vision, and have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, math, or related fields.
- Develop and maintain analytical procedures to meet changing requirements.
- Demonstrate ability to employ mathematics, statics, information science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, network science, probability modeling, data mining, data engineering, data warehousing, data compression, data protection, and/or other scientific techniques to correlate complex, technical findings into graphical written, visual and verbal narrative products on trends of existing intelligence data to leverage other IC data sources.
- Demonstrate ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions. routinely tests analytic rigor of analytic products.
- Work as expert, conduct research and evaluate technical performance of software products and overall segments and systems.
- Ensure products and systems comply with requirements and government information assurance and cyber security standards and practices through formal verification methods.
- Validate systems with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to information networks.
- Assess performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
- Participate in design reviews of components (hardware and software) to ensure applicability to the current system and traceability of requirements.
- Produce high-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and operations officials.
- Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in computer science, computer science information systems or information sciences, or equivalent experience.
- Experience with R Language, Cloud, and QUANTUM Programming Language software and systems.
- Fluency in statistics, calculus, deep learning, and calibration.
- Demonstrated skills in requirements analysis and network architecture.
- Experience with Python and Agile software and systems.
- Can collaborate with others, including colleagues and clients.
- Experience with network architecture, writing protocols, and machine learning.
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“Good compensation but not as FANG In some team you may not find good work which happens everywhere.”
“Good benefits overall and can recommend to others.”
“Some nice and smart people to work with.”
“Not perfect but good work life balance.”
“Nice office and I love banking.”
“Perks and pay scale is really good .”
“Pay is not competitive with top product companies”
“Great benefits in all areas”
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I’ve been at my org 7yrs. There is a pattern of me inheriting the work of higher level fired employees without a raise. I’m in research w/ an Ops background. They fired our Ops Director ($140k) and gave me some of those duties but said I’m not eligible for a pay raise due to my “emotional intelligence” and that I need to produce more research for a raise. I make ~$80k. Ops is a mess, I have more experience in it than the Director did, and that lane of work is taking most of my time. Advice?