Data Scientist

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SAIC Corporation
Job Overview


SAIC is seeking a Data Scientist to help advance the mission of NGA’s Office of Special Programs performing duties including algorithm and tool design, creation, and maintenance, technology transition, algorithm verification and validation, and software test.

  • Design, test, and modify data processing algorithms using real and/or surrogate data

  • Design, test, and modify geospatial big-data processing algorithms and enable implementation in either Python or Java suitable for a cloud-based architecture using Spark, Elastic Search and/or Hadoop

  • Engage with users to understand needs an analytic strength/weakness of developed algorithms

  • Perform data analysis to identify algorithms technical limitations or defects, document findings and suggest solutions

  • Process/manipulate geospatial data and provide recommendations to provide additional utility beyond manual exploitation

  • Interact professionally with senior-level executives and other personnel prioritizing and accomplishing assigned tasks in a fast-paced environment with deadlines


  • MA/MS programing, computer science disciplines plus work experience (8+ years)

  • Must currently possess an active Top Secret/SCI Clearance and IC Polygraph

  • Working knowledge of Oracle, Java, C++, Linux, HTML, Python and/or parallel processing algorithm

  • Experience in GEOINT, SOM (NGA), data science, imagery science, GIS domains

  • Familiarity with systems integration, software test and V&V activities


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit . For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom . For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC . EOE AA M/F/Vet/DisabilityData Scientist 1

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