Data Scientist

Potomac MD Leidos


Leidos is seeking an experienced Data Scientist professional to serve in the office the Presidential Daily Briefing. The selected candidate will provide ongoing critical support to the Presidential Daily Briefing Staff by assisting the sponsor in building new tools, such as electronic databases and tracking mechanisms, to respond to the evolving needs and requirements of the PDB enterprise to support managers, briefers, analysts, and other contributors to the PDB process. These tools will assist to inform executive decision-making for the PDB and senior leadership. The PDB requires dedicated data analysis and output reports to inform decision-making at ODNI and across the IC. At any given time, there are multiple data management planning, vetting, and analysis projects in motion; and daily, weekly, and monthly tasking for data output in support of PDB mission requirements.

The selected candidate shall assist in the following tasks:

  • Translating users' needs and capabilities into requirements and detailed technical options for government consideration.

  • Modeling, adapting, developing, and maintaining logical data, service, and interface specifications.

  • Collecting, monitoring, and reporting on key performance indicators.

  • Conducting trend analysis.

  • Developing dashboards and reports to support government oversight and measures of performance of IC investments.

  • Making recommendations to the Sponsor on improving business and enterprise oversight processes.

  • Adapting, developing, and maintaining new physical data, service, and interface specifications in differing formats.

  • Translating requirements into scalable and supportable solutions that work well within the overall system architecture.

  • Developing program assessment processes and methodologies to measure and report on portfolios' effectiveness.

  • Developing data collection needs and collecting data to facilitate the Sponsor's decision on investments.


  • TS/SCI clearance with polygraph required.

  • Must have the ability to be approved for compartmented access and special clearances.

  • Strong experience working with Python.

  • Experience with the following applications/databases: Oracle SQL Developer; Anaconda; Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep; PGadmin and PostgreSQL; Microsoft Office, specifically Excel; GitHub and Jira.

  • Experience working with data manipulation, analytic/business insight tools, and data visualization experience.

  • Experience constructing and performing complex database search queries.

  • Ability to communicate technical findings to non-technical audiences.

  • Candidates must be able to work with multiple IC agencies and serve as an interface between agencies.

  • Candidate must be able to work the required schedule, which may include infrequent early morning or overnight shifts.

  • Experience working with at or in support of the most senior levels of the U.S. government.

  • BS degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 – $113,975.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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