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Principal Data Scientist

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Job ID: 2200043
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Mar 4, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Data Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work:
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join our team in Huntsville, AL. 

Note: This role offers temporary work from home / remote / virtual work due to COVID-19.  Eventually the work will go back on site 100% in Huntsville, AL

Position Summary: 

Job Description:

  • Ideal candidate will be responsible for creating dashboard visualizations using agile methodologies. 
  • Responsible for leading and participating in the development and maintenance of Cyber and IA database systems while also offering Database development resource to the development team.
  • Required to review and provide technical solutions to projects which may be in different stages of the development life cycle.
  • Requires knowledge and experience with Oracle or MS SQL Server DBMS, SQL Language, Unix/Linux including basic shell commands, data warehousing, report generation, job scheduling and monitoring tools, XML, HTML, opensource development, and technical documenting skills (Windows Office/Visio/Cvs, etc.). 

Following duties will be performed:

  • Elicit dashboard requirements from customer
  • Explore new data sources for applicability
  • Integrate data sources using database scripts
  • Implement business rules into data integration logic
  • Build interactive dashboards that showcase relevant metrics
  • Respond quickly to questions/challenges to dashboard results
  • Brief dashboard to stakeholders and train new users
  • Develop and maintain best practices and make recommendations to existing business processes
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Required Education and Experience:

  • Require Bachelor's degree with 9 years of relevant experience; OR an Associates degree with 13 years of experience. 
  • Must be a US Citizen and have the ability to obtain an interim Secret security clearance to begin working on the contract and must be able to obtain a Secret clearance once on board.  SAIC will assist with the process of obtaining the interim Secret clearance for the qualified candidate.
  • Candidate should have working understanding of relational database concepts as well as Big Data concepts.
  • Must be able to obtain CompTIA security+ certification within 30 days of hire/start date

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience with Agile Development methodologies
  • Familiarity with SQL or Oracle Database development
  • Familiarity with Tableau (any version)

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees are required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. 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. Where work is performed strictly at a customer site, customer site vaccination requirements preempt SAIC's vaccination policy.




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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