Enterprise Data Scientist

Top Secret/SCI with Poly




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Peraton Overview

Peraton 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 and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.


Peraton is hiring a Data Scientist to join our Cyber Mission business unit in Fort Meade, Maryland.  As a Data Scientist on our team, you will support one of the largest enterprise-wide engineering contracts within the Intelligence Community. This is a full-time position requiring 1880 hours of support per year; and work is performed at a customer location. As a Data Scientist on our team you will provide support and related services to help simplify, automate, and hasten data movement across the mission platform.  The successful individual will perform end-to-end systems engineering for data flows from the perspective of data modeling, data mapping, and support to implementers and mission customers.  This position requires strong software and systems engineering expertise across the full life cycle of data and limited need for high-level direction. 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 Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline plus nine years of experience in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, and analysis of data syntax and semantics, High School Diploma or GED plus ten years of experience in Mathematics/Statistics, Computer Science, and analysis of data syntax and semantic; a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline and six years of experience; or a or PhD degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Mathematics, or related discipline and three 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.


Peraton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. 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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