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Job #: R-00020677
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Data Scientist supporting the Global Information Grid (GIG) Service Management-Operations (GSM-O) contract at Ft. Meade, MD.

In this role, you will enable Command and Control (C2) of the Department of Defense Information Network (DODIN) by supporting the Enterprise Virtual Watch Desk (EVWD) in its application of big-data to realize the benefits of aggregation and correlation of historic and actualized data.

This agency provides, operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure in direct support to joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of military operations.

Primary Responsibilities

You will provide professional analyzing and assembly of data generated through the EVWD. This analysis and assembly should employ scientific methods, processes, algorithms and systems to extract knowledge and insights from both structured and unstructured data from multiple disconnected sources. Examples of the types of tasks to be performed as part of this analysis are below, this list may not be all inclusive:

  • Build predictive models and perform predictive analytics
  • Design experiments to solve sophisticated problems with code
  • Develop machine learning algorithms
  • Develop visualization strategies and capabilities to support mission and business objectives
  • Formulate and answer open-ended questions based on mission and business problem sets to glean insights
  • Interpret large and complex datasets and define appropriate applications to derive required outcomes
  • Perform data analysis
  • Perform unification of statistics
  • Working in a team-based agile work environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline and 15 years of overall related experience
  • Experience working with and exploiting big data; distributed computing; predictive modelling; mathematics; statistics; machine learning; story-telling; and visualization
  • Ability to extract meaning from and interpret data using a variety of tools and methods from statistics and machine learning
  • Strong working knowledge of the various Microsoft technologies, particularly SharePoint
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active data scientist/ analytics or equivalent certification from IBM, Microsoft, Cloudera, Hortonworks, SAS, etc.
  • Knowledge of the DoD architecture and associated management systems
  • ITIL V3
  • Experience briefing Senior Leaders
  • Demonstrated experience of providing excellent customer service

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Data Scientist


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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