(ISDEP 3RM) Lead Data Scientist

Top Secret
Washington D.C.
Posted 6 days ago

(ISDEP 3RM) Lead Data Scientist

Location:  Washington, DC

Clearance: Top Secret with SCI eligibility

# of vacancies: 1

PCI is seeking a Lead Data Scientist to support our Department of Homeland Security operations located at Nebraska Avenue in Washington DC.


  • Lead a team of data scientists in applying emerging big data technologies to solve complex problem sets.
  • Provide technical and non-technical leadership, fostering an environment of collaboration
  • Interface with technical and non-technical stakeholders, managing requirements, and conveying highly complex concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Interface with front and back end developers throughout solution and development phases, integrating analytic solutions
  • Ensure integration of security and privacy related policies in solution and development processes


  • BS degree from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years related experience
  • Familiar with Jira and Confluence
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, gathering requirements, analysis and integration resulting in informed deconning making, explaining highly technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Knowledge of tools and methodologies used in handling large datasets, applying analytic processes, and implementing information sharing best practices.
  • Strong project management skills leading multiple teams. 
  • Understand and align development efforts to IA, privacy, civil liberties/civil rights, and intelligence oversight policies.
  • Excellent communicate effectively to a broad set of customers and stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills.
  • Expertise in either Agile or Rapid Application Development (RAD) methodologies.
  • Experience with DevOps methodologies
  • Experience working both IC elements and DHS components incorporating development within the IC ITE arena.
  • Knowledge of cloud architecture such as Amazon Web Services.
  • Familiarity with cloud development of solutions across a multi-fabric network
  • Preferred Qualifications (desired but not required):
    • Expertise in Continuous Monitoring and Continuous Delivery (DevSecOps) within the Federal arena.
    • Experience with the Atlassian suite of tools (Confluence, JIRA) and GitLab code repository.
    • Proficient experience with one of more of the following languages:
    • Java, Python, C++, JavaScript, Scala or Pig
    • Familiar with MapReduce or other big data concepts
    • Understanding of the Intelligence Production Process.
    • Knowledge of DHS and IC missions (Borders, Immigration, Vetting, etc.)

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