Data Scientist

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Position Number: 002

Title: Data Scientist

Position Description: Support the agile development process by providing  iterative development expertise to get software to its intended users frequently, gather feedback, and provide as inputs to development teams.  Candidate will be responsible for exploring business processes, gathering, analyzing, and evaluating operationally representative data, understanding and documenting predictive data models. Candidate will work side by side with government customers and development teams to ensure data models and business process goals are incorporated in agile development iterative processes.  As such, the candidate should have excellent interpersonal and written skills. Additional duties listed below:


  • Plan data collection activities, to include identifying metrics, data elements, sample sizes, and sampling strategies.
  • Write data collection plans and reports/briefings.
  • Review performance data and work with development teams to ensure development efforts meet business process goals.
  • Facilitate customer meetings, including meetings with high profile DHS officials.
  • Conduct statistical analyses.


  • BS, Engineering/Computer Science, Operations Research, Math, or Related Field
  • At least 10 years of experience in an analytical/data science role.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and facilitation skills
  • Experience with writing technical reports and briefings with significant analytical components, to include data presentation and visualization.


  • Masters or Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Operations Research, Math, or Related Field.
  • Experience with systems engineering, software engineering, agile development principles and methodologies.
  • Current Secret Clearance, DHS Suitability, and/or experience working in support of DHS or DOD.

Location: Northern Virginia/Telecommuting.

Travel: Up to 10% travel required.

Clearance: Ability to obtain a clearance.

Black Diamond Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer.