Data Scientist

Springfield VA General Dynamics Information Technology

Deliver insights to help our clients turn data into action as a Data Scientist at GDIT. Your work will provide transformative solutions to our clients' big-data obstacles and help advance the mission. Here, you can make a meaningful impact on our clients' mission and on your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Data Scientist you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on TS/SCI cleared Data Scientist joining our team to support our intelligence customer in St. Louis, MO or Springfield, VA.


This position supports the Geospatial Services & Solutions business area to provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions to the customer. As part of the GSS Team the Data Scientist's expertise is needed to support a sophisticated enterprise environment.

The Scientist is an active participant in SAFe and Scrum development teams and meetings.


  • Identify data sources and automate collection processes
  • Perform preprocessing of structured and unstructured data
  • Analyze large, complex data sets to identify trends and patterns
  • Build predictive models and machine learning algorithms
  • Combine models through ensemble modeling
  • Present information using data visualization techniques
  • Propose solutions and strategies to address Key Intelligence Questions
  • Collaborate with engineering and product development teams

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Data Scientist, Data Engineer, ML Engineer, or Data Analysts and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming, Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a Linux environment
  • Direct experience and demonstrated proficiency with Python programming to build containerized microservices that use message queues such as activemq or rabbitmq.
  • Experienced in ML Model performance testing and hyperparameter tuning (Tensorboard, wandb, mlflow)
  • Experience training ML models with GPU acceleration in a containerized environment using common AI frameworks such as Tensorflow or Torch.
  • Experience with workload managers (SLURM, Argo Workflow, Airflow)
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must possess excellent time management skills and the drive to work unsupervised
  • Active TS/SCI clearance required and eligibility to obtain a CI poly

Desired Skills:

  • Prior experience working with or within the Intelligence Community or a military intelligence unit
  • Understanding of access management and security groups (i.e. IAM, S3 bucket, SSH, VPN, etc.)
  • computer vision related experience with torchvision or tensorflow object detection APIs.
  • Additional languages on top of Python preferred (C++, Julia, Go, R)
  • Familiarity with Cloud Platform AI-ML toolsets (e.g. AWS Sagemaker, GCP Vertex)
  • Experience building data pipelines with spark, kafka, or nifi

Location: Company

US Citizenship is Required

• 401K with company match
• Comprehensive health and wellness packages
• Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
• Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
• Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
• Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays


Work Requirements

Years of Experience
5 + years of related experience

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


Travel Required

U.S. Citizenship Required

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.

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