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Senior Data Scientist

Job ID: 2312571
Location: AUSTIN, TX, United States
Date Posted: Sep 11, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Data Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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’s Defense System Group is currently hiring a Senior Data Scientist to support the transformation of the US Army in Austin, TX.  SAIC is a strong company providing opportunities for energetic individuals with a strong desire to expand their knowledge while increasing their responsibilities. SAIC is looking for a Senior Data Scientist/Engineer with experience building and delivering data science solutions within a DevSecOp development environment. This role will work with customers to understand their needs to deliver impactful solutions, interact with systems engineers and architects on employment of analysis and methods, and demonstrate solutions and deployment of the solutions.


  • Working across multiple Offices and Organizations to identify and define future capability and needs.
  • Integrate operations models with acquisition models within the digital engineering ecosystem.
  • Collect and track requirements tied to specific data sets and determines capacity requirements for data sets. 
  • Maintain data dictionaries for each data set. 
  • Coordinate and manage metadata/tagging of resources for enterprise discovery and sharing and provides updates to the program data management portal. 
  • Build production level code to collect, ingest, and visualize data in R and/or Python
  • Provide technical support to government points of contacts.
  • Collaborate with SETA team members, development contractors, and customer forums.
  • Effectively communicate and interface with analysts/engineers from various contractors and government organizations.
  • Develop assessments and deliver briefings to a variety of audiences; conveys information in crisp, articulate manner.


Education Requirements:

Bachelors degree in STEM (science, technical, engineering, math) or related discipline and five (5) years or more experience; Four (4) years' additional experience can be accepted in lieu of degree.


  • Programming experience in R, Python, Matlab, Spark/PySpark, SQL, and/or other related programming languages (3+ years preferred), and the ability to process and understand data pipelines between backend databases and RStudio. 
  • Familiarity with RStudio IDE, Github/Gitlab code repository, and databases (MongoDB, Azure), and the ability to develop Shiny applications using RStudio preferred. 
  • Additional skills with modeling in various platforms to build statistically sound models. Working experience in descriptive statistics and statistical methods with applications in machine learning (e.g., correlation, regression, clustering) is a plus. 
  • Experience delivering end-to-end data science projects, starting with project plan, through data modelling & data integrity checks to delivering value with explainable results. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic, and energetic environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focused and capable of representing the customer in community forums


  • Graph network experience 
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and AI algorithms and procedures 
  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition and JCIDS processes
  • MA/MS with 3 to 6 years of experience


  • Must have an Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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