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Data Scientist IV


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Data Scientist servers as a member of the customer’s mission outreach team whose role is to improve analytic products and increase consumer base across community. Data Scientist has daily interaction with the customer to understand enhancements to the systems and various products. Interacts with analytic community to understand needs and identify new and novel ways to use existing products. Data scientist will analyze current mission data to help evaluate trends and mission utility. Other duties include the following:

  • Determine and employ the most appropriate research design for data collection and analysis.
  • Acquire, process, and refine large and complex data sets from various sources; utilizing computer programming where necessary.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and assess quantitative data to contribute to or develop software tools, analytic models or reports.
  • Conduct statistical, mathematical, geospatial modeling or data-mining analysis in partnership with other Data Scientists or Analysts.
  • Anticipate or project possible outcomes using scenario/alternative analysis, machine learning, and other advanced analytic techniques.
  • Identify, use and/or develop a wide range of methodologies and analytic tools to address existing or potential problems and strategies.
  • Present findings and recommendations to appropriate groups and helps to determine what actionable steps can be taken based on the findings.
  • Prepare written, technical and non-technical reports to management, indicating analytical finding and models.

Requires 8 to 10 years with BS/BA or 6 to 8 years with MS/MA or 3 to 5 years with PhD.

US Citizen with a current TS/SCI Clearance and Poly required
- Bachelor’s degree (technical degree preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of related experience
- Demonstrated on the job experience developing and documenting custom algorithms in response to customer requirements.

- Has the ability to make discoveries in the world of big data.

- Has the ability to utilize advance tools and computational skills to interpret, connect, predict and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and analytic decisions.
- Demonstrated on the job experience with SQL, R, Python, or Matlab.

- Experience leading analysis projects and/or studies

- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative technical solutions or approaches to problems

- Experience in developing visual aids to include motion video, graphics and charts to accurately present results of data analysis

- Excellent presentation and communication skills; Demonstrated ability to clearly explain technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences

- Experience with aerospace remote collection planning, tasking, and analysis.
- Good time management skills; ability to support multiple projects; ability to multitask and manage competing priorities
- Comfortable acting as customer representative to external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to work with customers providing detailed and unbiased feedback, guidance, and recommendations
- Demonstrated ability to quickly ramp up to support the customer’s needs, clearly communicate (orally & written) ideas, work autonomously, take the initiative to provide creative alternatives to intractable challenges or systemic problems.
- Must be a team player and possess a strong ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team as well as work independently with minimal supervision

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Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Chantilly, Virginia
United States
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