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Parsons Corporation Data Scientist - Senior in Springfield, Virginia

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Job Description:

Parsons is searching for a Data Scientist (Senior) to support the Predictive Analytics pod of the Analytic Technologies Office at NGA. This Senior candidate should have leadership qualities, be able to work in a fast-paced environment and have great problem-solving skills.

Are you ready to join our ever-growing team in the Intelligence Community (IC)? The Data Scientist is expected to engage with GEOINT users, stakeholders, and solution providers to build partnerships, collaborate, and support transition, transfer, and protection of new technologies for GEOINT and related partner needs and requirements (including the NSG, ASG, IC, and DoD partners).

Role and Responsibilities:

The Predictive Analytics pod develops advanced quantitative models and analytic methodologies to anticipate potential threats, improve targeting of geospatial data collection, and enable automated identification of emerging issues and events. Predictive Analytics also develops software and hardware tools to assist intelligence analysts. Your role and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide technical support and knowledge in these areas:

  • Human Geography

  • Machine learning,

  • Statistical modeling

  • Numerical optimization

  • Photogrammetry

  • Remote sensing

  • Image registration

  • For both national assets and commercial contractors, apply knowledge on how the imagery acquisition process currently functions within and outside of our customer.

  • Using state of the art and novel approaches in Machine Learning give technical support to the Government.

  • Provide the Government with a technical assessment of optimization algorithms

Required skills:

  • Experience developing algorithms based on machine learning, data mining, statistical, and graph-based analysis to make sense of data sets.

  • The ability to test and down-select algorithms for models fit

  • The ability to bypass training/example data sets when they are unavailable and develop your own experiments to generate data.

  • Ability to work with SMEs to translate manual data analysis into automated analytics and with developers for proper algorithm implementation


Degree must be in Mathematics/Statistics or Computer Science and Domain Expertise/Analysis


  • MS/MS degree and 13+ years of experience.


  • BA/BS in degree and 15+ years of experience.

Clearance: Candidate must possess a current TS/SCI w/ poly

Please note some travel is required.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$47.50 - $83.13

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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