MCIA - Data Scientist

Job Locations US-VA-Quantico
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Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
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SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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The Data Scientist shall utilize data science and development skills to automate manual analytic processes, generate analytic models, and enable analysts to exploit data holdings. The contractor shall establish advanced analysis and data visualization methodologies, models, and tools to derive intelligence outcomes and impacts. Technical developer skills required include, but are not limited to: Python, R, Java, JavaScript, AngularJS, .NET, Hadoop-related and Apache related technologies. As technology and mission requirements change over the course of this contract, the need for some of these technologies may be lessened and the need for new or different skills may be required. The Contractor shall assist in establishing capability to examine voluminous data sources. The Contractor shall assist the Government in applying innovative and big data-driven problem solving skills to analytic elements. The Contractor shall provide services related to data visualization and communication of complex quantitative concepts to non-technical audiences. The Contractor will apply specialized experience in statistics and machine learning algorithms (how to gather, clean, and appropriately use data in models that address IC mission needs) as well as coding and data visualization skills. The contractor shall provide tailored communications to innovation stakeholders in meetings, demos, and other customer engagements.
  • Establish comprehensive plan for collecting, processing, exploiting and managing publicly available information and intelligence products for the MCISRE.
  • Ensuring system is flexible and adaptable to evolving requirements and provides access and collaboration across the Enterprise.
  • Develop data analytics models and tools (widgets) to creatively process, analyze, and present social media and other online data to meet intelligence requirements for the Enterprise. Meet rigorous security and information assurance requirements for collection, storage, and management.
  • Someone that is able to use a coding language, pull in data into a program, write packages to sort through it, and help us visualize and analyze it. 


Required Skills: 

  • Handles raw data (e.g. structured, unstructured, and mixed datasets), and analyzes data through the application of various statistical techniques or tools 
  • Familiar with programming languages such as, but not limited to: R, SAS, Python, MatLab, Java, JavaScript, SQL, Hive, Pig, and Apache projects 
  • Experienced in working with and exploiting big data; distributed computing; predictive modeling; mathematics; statistics; machine learning; story-telling; and visualization 
  • Demonstrates ability to extract meaning from and interpret data using a variety of tools and methods from statistics and machine learning 
  • Determines methods of statistical analysis and applies statistical techniques to determine measures of central tendency, correlation, sample size, significance of differences, etc. 
  • Researches pertinent literature in a designed project area and analyzes applicability of concepts.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of standard DoD and Marine Corps concepts, practices, and procedures. Familiarity with Navy/Marine Corps interoperability requirements is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of CZTK (OpenIO, Scraawl, Crimson Hex, Zignal) and Dataminr
  • Applied Science Degree and/or Advanced Degree preferred 


Requires Bachelor’s degree (to include courses in statistics or research methods) or equivalent, and seven to nine years of related experience.



Active DoD TS/SCI clearance



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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