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Job #: R-00027864
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Data Scientist with an active TS /SCI clearance in Suitland, MD to provide support on strategy, policy, and technical solution development relative to ONI Nimitz participation in the overall Navy Maritime Intelligence Information program. 

The candidate will provide Data Science and Systems Engineering support to transition legacy system capabilities to modernized cloud-based multi-domain solutions.  

All work is onsite in Suitland, MD. An active TS/SCI clearance is required.

Primary Responsibilities

Integrate and prepare large and varied datasets, architect specialized databases and computing environments.

Work closely with intelligence analysts, data stewards, project/program managers, product owners, and other IT teams to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound intelligence assessments.

Model complex problems to discover insights and to identify opportunities using statistical, algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.

Propose innovative ways to look at problems by using data mining approaches on the set of available data and shall validate finding using an experimental and iterative approach.

Basic Qualifications

Active TS/SCI clearance

BA/BS in CS, Mathematics, Data Science or related discipline and 12+ yrs of experience or MA/MS in CS, Mathematics, Data Science or related discipline and 10+ yrs of experience
5+ years of experience in data modeling, data analysis and/or data science 
Understanding of Naval surface, subsurface, and air operations

Experience in the following areas:

Complex database (SQL and NoSQL) queries
Data integrity analysis, electronic data interchange (EDI) formats
Data preparation and visualization/presentation
Data Lifecycle

Software development skills necessary to support creation of data visualizations

Statistical data analysis and use of data analysis tools (e.g. R)

Conversant in one or more scripting languages, such as Perl or Python, as well as Shell scripting; OS command line instructions in LINUX and Windows

Preferred Qualifications:  

Agile Scrum certification and associated development toolsets (JIRA)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



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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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