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Senior Data Scientist

Job ID: 2215035
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Oct 6, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Data Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


 SAIC is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our team in Colorado Springs, CO.

Position Overview: 

SAIC's Principal Data Scientist will support missile and space experimentation, test, and analysis efforts for customers such as US SPACECOM, US Space Force, and the Missile Defense Agency, located in Colorado Springs, CO. 

The Principal Data Scientist will use enterprise tools to work with highly complex and large data sets to implement code and configurations to support analytics within a data ecosystem. By using these implementations and methods, the Principal Data Scientist will advance several efforts in support of our nation's space interests. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of large volumes of data will require non-linear, continuous, and discrete data algorithms in fields such as sattelite parameters, sensor characteristics and coverage, propulsion systems performance, constellation design, and system of systems capital and operating costs
  • Analyze and understand complex problems to express analytical processes in modeling and statistical languages
  • Work with modeling and simulation experts and systems engineers to tune system parameters based on test results
  • Conduct research and implement appropriate machine learning algorithms and tools and develop machine learning applications


Required Education:

Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 

Ideal candidates will have a degrees in Applied Mathematics, Computational Statistics, and Operations Research or Systems Analysis.

Required Clearance:

Must have an active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI; US Citizenship is required. 

Required Skills: 

  • Design and development of complex, large-scale, data systems
  • Firm understanding of statistical modeling and techniques including maching learning
  • Experience creating machine learning models using machine learning or deep learning frameworks
  • Ability to understand and analyze data models - how the data is stored in relational databases
  • Experience developing data visualizations
  • Strong organization and time management skills - prior experience in leading a small, dispersed team is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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