Data Scientist, Senior

Job Category: Data Science
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Northern Virginia


We are seeking a Senior Data Scientist who will be involved in the analysis of unstructured and semi-structured data, including latent semantic indexing (LSI), entity identification and tagging, complex event processing (CEP), and the application of analysis algorithms on distributed, clustered, and cloud-based high-performance infrastructures.

Candidates must already possess a current and active TS/SCI with FSP clearance to be considered for this position


The right candidate will exercise creativity in applying non-traditional approaches to large-scale analysis of unstructured data in support of high-value use cases visualized through multi-dimensional interfaces. As well as handle processing and index requests against high-volume collections of data and high-velocity data streams and the ability to make discoveries in the world of big data. The Candidate should have:

  • The ability to utilize advance tools and computational skills to interpret, connect, predict and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and analytic decisions.
  • Experience with software development, either an open-source enterprise software development stack (Java/Linux/Ruby/Python) or a Windows development stack (.NET, C#, C++).
  • Experience with data transport and transformation APIs and technologies such as JSON, XML, XSLT, JDBC, SOAP and REST. Experience with Cloud-based data analysis tools including Hadoop and Mahout, Acumulo, Hive, Impala, Pig, and similar.
  • Experience with visual analytic tools like Microsoft Pivot, Palantir, or Visual Analytics.
  • Experience with open source textual processing such as Lucene, Sphinx, Nutch or Solr.
  • Experience with entity extraction and conceptual search technologies such as LSI, LDA, etc.
  • Experience with machine learning, algorithm analysis, and data clustering.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support efforts to integrate additional data sets with a new technical platform
  • Monitor external landscape for potentially relevant AI/ML technologies or capabilities
  • Assess external AI/ML capabilities to find synergies and advance integrated solutions
  • Provide programmatic support and stakeholder engagement for AI/ML pilots and technical evaluations
  • Quantify data to provide unique insights; develop and execute database queries and conduct analyses
  • Design, develop and maintain data science solutions
  • Present information through reports and visualization
  • Translate intelligence needs to technical specifications and documented



  • TS/SCI w/ poly
  • 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD
  • Python experience
  • Experience with Data Engineering and analysis
  • Data visualization experience
  • Machine learning
  • Understanding of emerging technical trends
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written – with all levels of stakeholders
  • Strong technical and computational skills – engineering, physics, mathematics, coupled with the ability to code design, develop, and deploy sophisticated applications using advanced unstructured and semi-structured data analysis techniques and utilizing high-performance computing environments.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

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