• Data Scientist

    Job Location USA-MD-Lanham
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/2/2019 3:01 PM)
    Job ID
    Required Clearance
    No clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



    • 5+ years of experience with machine learning
    • 5+ years of experience with standard data science tool-sets
    • A strong computational mathematics background


    Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an opening for a Data Scientist.  A Senior Data Scientist will help us expand our insider threat capabilities to include more predictive analytics and data science capabilities.  The successful candidate will help define the shape of this endeavor while working directly with our Insider Threat Program. The data scientist will identify data sources, perform exploratory data analysis, develop data models and improve the visualization of data sets to provide new user behavior insight.


    This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    The Senior Data Scientist will be part of a team within the customer space in support of the Insider Threat Program.  The candidate will have hybrid experience in software development and data science.  The Senior Data Scientist's role would be to insert data science expertise into our team leveraging machine learning and advanced analytics to solve complex problems:

    • Leads the data science team in the research, design and development systems software, software applications and/or tools for new programs and subprograms
    • Identify and make enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing software and/or data model
    • Identify new machine learning and advanced analytics methodologies based on available data sets, and implement dynamic models/algorithms
    • Collaborate with Insider Threat analytic personnel to understand their mission needs, and identify forward thinking data science approaches for operationalization
    • Participates as the lead Subject Matter Expert in internal review of software components and systems utilizing machine learning    
    • Participates in collaboration activities with senior management and leadership within the customer space
    • Assist in the design, development, testing, and validation of multiple modeling design concepts to include but not limited to statistical, mathematical, and simulation models
    • Apply agile software development methodologies such as Scrum in the performance of tasks


    • Capable of working on complex problems of diverse scope or situations or data that requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors
    • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • Detailed and very strong knowledge of technology trends and champions new ideas and product and process improvements
    • Very strong ability to excel at the development of new theories and methods
    • Very strong awareness of business objectives and Engineering's role in achieving
    • Very strong ability to be creative, innovative and responsible, and able to master advanced decision-making skills
    • Very strong ability to grasp and apply new information quickly
    • Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects as a technical lead with little or no direction, frequently provides direction and leadership to technical teams and determines methods and procedures
    • Very strong ability to handle significant responsibility, leadership and accountability while executing very complex assignments
    • Very strong ability to be a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
    • Very strong written and verbal communications skills 

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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