Senior Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information


Noblis is seeking a technical thinker and doer to work as a Senior Data Scientist within a highly dynamic and impactful operating environment located in McLean, VA.

The Senior Data Scientist will:

  • Acquire data from primary or secondary data sources and maintain databases/data systems.
  • Structure large data sets to find usable information using Information Technology.
  • Design, develop, and implement databases, data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality.
  • Troubleshoot data while providing quality assurance of imported data, working with quality assurance analyst if necessary.
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets and make predictions based on data trends.
  • Assess tests and implement new or upgraded software while assisting with strategic decisions on new systems.
  • Help establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the effectiveness of business decisions.
  • Monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements and support initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
  • Collaborate with programmers, engineers, and organizational leaders to identify opportunities for process improvements, recommend system modifications, and develop policies for data governance.
  • Assist with establishing and prioritizing business and information needs.
  • Conduct data lifecycle analysis to include requirements, activities and designs while defining new data collection and analysis processes.
  • Create appropriate documentation for stakeholders to effectively communicate trends, patterns, and predictions using relevant data.
  • Manage and design data environments including data sources, security, and metadata.
  • Evaluate changes and updates to data systems through providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing.
  • Build statistical models, test hypotheses, and interpret, summarize, visualize, and succinctly report data findings.
  • Leverage automation and machine learning (ML) models to manage data, predict scenarios, and make recommendations to a non-technical audience.
  • Contribute to building new analytical tools in support of IC analysts.
  • Leverage technical frameworks and collaboration technologies including Amazon Web Service and Git.
  • Use graphs, infographics, and other methods to visualize data.

Required Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph.
  • 10 or more years of experience relevant to Data Science or similar technical field.
  • Master of Science or Arts (MS/MA) in a technical field such as mathematics, engineering, or computer science.
  • Experience using ML and data science packages such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, or scikit-learn and developing/training machine learning models.
  • Experience leveraging various computing resources such as GPU clusters and cloud-based compute servers.
  • Experience with databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB.
  • Programming knowledge in Python and other languages such as SQL and Java.
  • Experience working with Docker and/or Kubernetes.
  • Proficiency with Git and pull request workflows.
  • Experience performing extract, transform, load (ETL) development for data pipelines.
  • Ability to perform API service development.
  • Experience working with IC Agencies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of IC systems, processes, data, and policies.
  • Knowledge and application of Agile techniques and methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills, written, and verbal.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation’s toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us

Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Explanation

At Noblis we recognize and reward your contributions, provide you with growth opportunities, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Benefits page on our Careers site.

Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.

Posted Salary Range USD $120,100.00 - USD $187,675.00 /Yr.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact


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