Senior Data Scientist

Clearance Level
Data Science
Lanham, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Analytical Thinking

Big Data

Data Accuracy

Data Analysis

Data Quality

REQ#: RQ171907
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important. GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.

Our work depends on a Senior Data Scientist to develop, lead, and operate Insider Threat programs at Federal agencies. As a Senior Data Scientist, you will implement GDIT’s cutting-edge Insider Threat technologies and processes to enhance the protection of our nation’s high-value assets and mission-critical data. The ideal candidate has experience with Insider Threat programs and tools in the Federal sector. You will help our customers meet mission needs by putting the policies, processes, and tools in place to strengthen protections against vulnerabilities inside the firewall.


  • Performs scientific work associated with the analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyze, and interpret large data sets.

  • Uses large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization. Uses models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action.

  • Mines and analyzes data, using a variety of data tools, building, and implementing models, using/creating algorithms, and creating/running simulations.

  • Develops processes and machine learning-based tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.

  • Works with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

  • Assesses the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques. Drives business results with data-based insights.

  • Develops data-driven solutions to unusually complex business challenges.

  • Utilizes advanced tools and computational skills to interpret, connect, predict, and make discoveries in complex data and deliver recommendations for business and uses predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, efficiencies, process improvements, and other business outcomes.

  • May coach and review the work of less experienced profession.

  • May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager).


Required Qualifications:

  • Required Education: Masters and 10+ years of relevant experience.

  • Experience implementing and supporting Insider Threat programs within the Financial Services Industry or US Intelligence Community.

  • Apply analytical rigor and statistical methods on data in all its forms including structured and unstructured data to form, develop and provide advice and recommendations.

  • Experience developing methods and techniques to improve data quality.

  • Expertise in Data Extraction, specifically the ability to obtain data from variant sources and manipulate the data to support many analytical models and filters.

  • Experience clustering large amounts of user-generated content and process data in large-scale environments using Amazon EC2, Storm, Hadoop, Spark etc.

  • Experience performing explanatory data analyses, generate and test working hypotheses, prepare and analyze historical data and identify patterns and correlations.

Recommended Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience developing software applications and provide software domain expertise to solve computer science cyber issues and associated forensics with a focus on insider threat a plus.

Location: DC metro area preferred but remote applicants considered.  Team members living in the DC metro need to travel to client sites at the discretion of the government lead.  The Government site is in Lanham, MD.

​Citizen: Must be a US Citizen and be able to pass a background investigation.


  • Full-flex work week.  

  • 401K with company match.  

  • Customizable health benefits packages.  

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators.  

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.  

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees. 

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $122,366 - $204,360. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.