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Senior Data Scientist (TS/SCI w/Poly Required)

Job ID: 214786
Location: FAIRFAX, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2021
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Data Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description



SAIC Hiring Priority – This position is eligible for a $20K Sign on Bonus *(pre-taxed)

SAIC has a new opportunity for a Data Scientist to on work on a complex project critical to national security objectives. You will apply your expertise to develop solutions to a wide range of technically challenging classified objectives. Qualified candidates must possess a TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph.


Key duties/responsibilities:

  • As a Data Scientist on our team, you will apply your technical expertise, attention to detail, and curiosity to develop actionable intelligence for our customers. You will play a critical role in the development of operational environment assessments.
  • You will work in a dynamic environment and leverage your experience in data science and data engineering to help manage and execute the ingest (i.e., extract, transform, and load (ETL) operations), parsing, data normalization, database design, as well as data analysis at scale and developing algorithms to find impactful and actionable insights in large data streams. You will need outstanding coding skills, familiarity with Python, database tools, and current data science processes and methodologies.  
  • You will prepare and present briefings on requirements, capabilities, and project status for a variety of audiences, including senior executives; provide operational guidance; and successfully engage with organizations from across the IC and Department of Defense.  You must have a strong record of achievement, and ability to work well with stakeholders from various organizations on an integrated, multidisciplinary team. 



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have current/active TS/SCI with Polygraph 

  • Requires a BA/BS Degree OR equivalent (4 years of relevant experience may substitute in lieu of degree) and 14 years of experience 

  • Must have minimum of 10+ years of experience applying data science and data engineering practices

  • 10 or more years of experience in the Intelligence Community

  • Must have experience with operational tradecraft, workflows, and policies and procedures

  • Must have ability to analyze, prioritize, and  effectively problem solve, synthesize large amounts of data/information and to work several tasks concurrently with minimal supervision

  • Must have experience communication and briefing skills; ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences

  • Must have experience technical  writing and technical editing skills

  • Must have experience writing technical intelligence reports

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Must be able to multi-task and successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines

  • Must have experience coding with Python.




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. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. 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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