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Senior Data Scientist

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The Defense group supports the Department of Defense (DoD) mission to keep our homeland and its citizens safe. We provide solutions to improve the Nation's defense by providing software, systems engineering, IT, training and logistics and fleet management solutions.


Perspecta’s Cyber Engineering team has an opportunity for an experiencedData Analyst/Cyber. The position is located in Chantilly, VA with meetings in Arlington, VA or Dulles, VA on a periodic basis.

This positionrequires an active/current fully adjudicatedTop Secret clearance, with the ability to obtain an SCI designation. DHS Suitability is desired, not required.

This individual will be involved in the analysis of unstructured and semi-structured cyber security and related data. Exercises creativity in applying non-traditional approaches to large-scale analysis of unstructured data in support of high-value use cases. Has the ability to make discoveries in the world of big data. Requires strong technical and computational skills - engineering, physics, mathematics. Has the ability to utilize advanced tools and computational skills to interpret, connect, predict and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and analytic decisions.

Will participate as a member of a Data Engineering Team supporting one or more application projects. Works collaboratively with the Application and Infrastructure teams, including architects, developers and testers, to ensure project success.

Participates in data systems and database management, development, maintenance activities to include, but not limited to:

  • Develop, modify, test, release/deploy and maintain simple database objects, familiarity with cyber security capabilities and concepts
  • Develop and maintain data lineage and quality audits
  • Monitor data set quality and integrity
  • Assist project managers and project teams to incorporate data management and data quality into design and operations
  • Assist with construction of new data sets and introduction of new data technologies and platforms

  • Ability to develop descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive analytics to make sense of structured and unstructured data
  • Knowledge of cloud/virtual content architectures, data standards & workflows, and best practices
  • Experience in system activity and data modeling using ERWin or similar tools, modeling information flow (Visio), data lineage, transactional process analysis, business methods, and performance measurements techniques, and use of data analytic & presentation tools (such as Tableau)
  • Involved in the development of complex SQL queries and scripts for use in Ad Hoc Reports, analysis of data quality, and data manipulation within Oracle databases, use of other relational database systems, and with unstructured data systems
  • Strong data analytical skills and experience with the ability to communicate is necessary
  • Experience implementing and employing Collibra data governance tools is desired


  • 8+ years with BS/BA or MS with 5 years; Phd 3 years
  • Relevant Data Scientist / Architect / Engineering Professional credentials, academic certification, and /or training or experience
  • Certifications: ITIL, CISSP, Agile, INCOSE (desired)
  • Familiarity with working on SAFe agile projects preferred
  • Experience with Collibra Data Governance highly desired

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

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

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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