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Lead Data Scientist

Job ID: 218903
Location: BETHESDA, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 25, 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: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


Clearly and fluently translate technical findings to a non-technical cusotmers using multi-media

 Extract relevant features from a large dataset that may contain bad records, partial records, errors, or other forms of “noise”

Extract features from a data stored in a wide range of possible formats, including JSON, XML, raw text logs, industry-specific encodings, and graph link data

 Integrate natural language processing, computer vision, signal processing, and speaker and speech recognition algorithms to construct, implement, and orchestrate common data services and data pipelines for transporting, storing, indexing, triaging, exploiting, and disseminating DOMEX data

Utilize Descriptive and Inferential Statistics on Big Data (including Use statistical tests) to determine confidence for a hypothesis, calculate common summary statistics, such as mean, variance, and counts, in order to fit a distribution to a dataset and use that distribution to predict event likelihoods and perform complex statistical calculations on a large dataset 

Utilize Advanced Analytical Techniques on Big Data (Building models that contain relevant features from large datasets, defining relevant data groupings, including number, size, and characteristics, assign data records from a large dataset into a defined set of data groupings, evaluate goodness of fit for a given set of data groupings and a dataset, and applying advanced analytical techniques), geoprocessing, and entity resolution


  • Must have an active/current TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years and 10 years of experience
  • Experience developing data models
  • Experience developing and maintaining data processing flows using NiFi
  • Basic familiarity with building containerized services (e.g. via Docker)
  • Experience with JIRA and Confluence, and the rest of the Atlassian suite

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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