Lead Data Scientist

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Data Science
Fort Belvoir, Virginia

REQ#: RQ114840

Travel Required: 10-25%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is currently looking for a Lead Data Scientist for a Defense Threat Reduction Agency Data Science program. The Lead Data Scientist directs the data science team in the building of transitionable, analytics-focused prototypes that enable CWMD/counterproliferation operations. Guides team members in data science methodology.  Responsible for the conception, planning, and prioritizing of data projects. Discovers cutting edge machine learning, natural language processing, and mathematical tools and techniques to integrate into solutions for CWMD mission partners.

This position is not yet funded

Job Duties:

  • Identifies relevant sources of data.

  • Coordinates the team’s schedule and ensure effective communication between team members and other functional areas.

  • Provides feedback and suggestions for process and product improvement and acts as a technical mentor and adviser.

  • High-level expertise in an open source language (e.g. R, Python), and knowledgeable of data governance policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to stringent quality assurance and documentation standards using version control and code repositories (e.g., GitLab).

  • Demonstrates written and oral communication skills.


  • Current TS/SCI clearance.

  • Has a Master’s degree in Engineering, Technology, Mathematics, or Science, and at least 10 years' experience in management of data science programs and projects.

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

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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.