Junior Data Scientist

Full time

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Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Our program supports unclassified and classified software development and integration services. Some of the work we will do is brand new Big Data, data analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and advanced analytics, while other work will be refining and improving legacy development, as well as providing operations and maintenance

Position Responsibilities:

Work with customer’s Chief Technology Office to further application and understanding of data science. Apply technical methods to data science problems supporting business and mission users. Advise or lead interdisciplinary teams throughout the full course of a data science project life cycle. Understands Machine Learning and is able to apply machine learning, multivariable calculus, and linear algebra techniques and approaches, including but not limited to, k-nearest neighbors, random forests, and ensemble methods. Understands Data Visualization and is able to employ visualization and data to enable data driven decisions.

Possesses an expert ability to describe findings and techniques tailored to the intended audience, including technical and nontechnical decision makers. Demonstrated experience with Python or R. Possesses knowledge and experience of advanced analytics, cloud architecture, and data storage.


Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 0+ years of relevant experience OR an additional 4 years of experience maybe considered in lieu of a degree requirement
  • Demonstrated experience with Python or R
  • Possesses knowledge and experience of advanced analytics and data storage
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of various data science applications and architectures
  • Active Secret with ability to obtain a TS/SCI and Poly

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Polished oral and written communication skills sufficient to compose, tailor, and deliver original presentations and papers on abstract concepts
  • Develops and employs strategies to analyze key issues, draw conclusions from data, and recommend viable solutions to address customer mission needs.
  • Ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to complete complex data science projects.
  • Experience with AWS or similar cloud provider
  • Demonstrated experience in solving problems with structured and unstructured data
  • Experienced in applying statistical and data visualization skills
  • Strong problem solving skills to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
  • Proven ability to learn and master new software, technologies and techniques
  • Experience in two or more of the following: Python, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Neural Networks, Apache Spark, Hadoop, R, C++, SQL Database/Coding, or visualization tools such as Tableau
  • TS/SCI with Poly

Target Salary Range

$86,000 - $138,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.

  • Paid Time-Off and Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Career Development
  • Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Financing
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Additional Benefits
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Care

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