Data Scientist

Top Secret/SCI with Poly



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About Peraton

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that 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, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.


Join Peraton's esteemed Cyber Mission business unit in Jessup, MD, as we seek a talented Data Scientist to contribute to our cutting-edge projects within the Intelligence Community. This full-time role demands 1880 hours of dedicated support annually, with work conducted at a prestigious client site.


As a pivotal member of our team, you'll play a crucial role in streamlining data movement across mission platforms, leveraging your expertise to simplify processes, automate tasks, and accelerate operations. Your responsibilities will encompass end-to-end systems engineering, spanning from meticulous data modeling to seamless implementation and support for our mission customers.


We're seeking individuals with a robust background in software and systems engineering, adept at navigating the entire data life cycle with minimal supervision. If you're ready to make a significant impact in a dynamic and rewarding environment, we invite you to join us at Peraton.


Key activities include:

  • Framing, defining, and bounding Enterprise level data needs and concerns into broad actionable initiatives with clearly identifiable downstream tasking.
  • Recommending new automation strategies and maturing current automation efforts
  • Performing high-level data requirements analysis to support the application of data standards across the enterprise.
  • Operating within, and coordinating across, teams that employ varying development methodologies (Agile, Scrum, and Kanban).
  • Possessing an instinctive aptitude to leverage information and knowledge sharing networks and navigating conflict in a way that fosters constructive outcomes.

The selected candidate will demonstrate the aptitude to learn and grow in the following areas. Experience in one or more of these areas will greatly increase the probability of success.

  • Hands on data wrangling: Extract Transform Load (or ETL), Databases, DBA, shell scripting
  • Hands on experience with Data Serializations (AVRO/protobuf/YAML/XML/JSON)
  • Problem framing, pattern recognition, AI/ML exposure
  • SIGINT understanding
  • Facility with data query DSLs (e.g. SQL)

Individual Capabilities/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline plus twelve (12) years of experience in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, and analysis of data syntax and semantics, and Domain Expertise/Analysis (managing data science projects or being a Principal Investigator for a data science project); or Master’s degree or PhD plus ten (10) years of experience; or HS Diploma or GED plus sixteen (16) years of experience.
  • Position requires TS/SCI clearance with polygraph.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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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.

Target Salary Range

$190,000 - $304,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
SCA / Union / Intern Rate or Range


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.

Our Values


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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