Chief Data Scientist (GAP CTO)

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Data Science
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

REQ#: RQ75113

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

Responsibilities Include:

  • Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • 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 analytic decisions.
  • Uses predictive modeling to increase and optimize customer experiences, efficiencies, process improvements, and other business outcomes.
  • Works with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.
  • May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.
  • May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)
  • Designs, researches and develops highly advanced processes, which may result in new product/business opportunities

Required qualifications include:

  • MA or MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, or related technical field
  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance and able to obtain a TS/SCI
  • 3 years of experience with big data tools: Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NiFi.
  • 3 years of experience with object-oriented/object function scripting languages: Python (preferred) and/or Java.
  • 3 years of experience with and managing data across relational SQL and NoSQL databases like MySQL, Postgres, Cassandra, HDFS, Redis, and Elasticsearch.
  • 3 years of experience working in a Linux environment.
  • 2 years of experience working with and designing REST APIs.
  • Experience in designing/developing platform components like caching, messaging, event processing, automation, transformation and tooling frameworks.
  • Experience developing data ingest workflows with stream-processing systems: Spark-Streaming, Kafka Streams and/or Flink.
  • Experience transforming data in various formats, including JSON, XML, CSV, and zipped files.
  • Experience with performance tuning of ETL jobs.
  • Experience developing flexible ontologies to fit data from multiple sources and implementing the ontology in the form of database mappings / schemas.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work effectively with customers and other team members.
  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance and able to obtain a TS/SCI.
  • 15+ years experience in data science or related field. 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • PhD in Data Science or related technical field.
  • Data engineering experience in the Intelligence Community or other government agencies.
  • Experience with Microservices architecture components, including Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience developing microservices to fit data cleansing, transformation and enrichment needs.
  • Experience with AWS cloud services: EC2, S3, EMR, RDS, Redshift, Athena and/or Glue.
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence and extensive experience with Agile methodologies.
  • Knowledge about security and best practices.
  • Experience developing flexible data ingest and enrichment pipelines, to easily accommodate new and existing data sources.
  • Experience with software configuration management tools such as Git/Gitlab, Salt, Confluence, etc.
  • Experience with continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and their enabling tools such as Jenkins, Nexus, etc.
  • Detailed oriented/self-motivated with the ability to learn and deploy new technology quickly.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

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.