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Data Analytics Scientist

Data Analytics Scientist

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Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Data Analytics Scientist in Reston, VA. This is a customer-site position providing support to a US Government agency. 

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Maxar Technologies Ltd. (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in 21 locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes SSL, MDA, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, millions of people rely on Maxar Technologies to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that empower a better world. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information visit


Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most. Our purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset. MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, and HumanGeo are well known for delivering innovative capabilities across the entire geospatial intelligence value chain. Our combined team of over 1,000 aerospace engineers, geospatial analysts, weather and ocean experts, software developers, data scientists, and DevOps engineers apply disruptive technology and our unique intellectual property to both national security and commercial problems. Radiant Solutions is divided into three mission areas: Sensor and Ground Modernization, Data to Insight and Agile Intelligence.  



Radiant Solutions offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Radiant Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To be qualified candidate must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI Clearance with a CI Poly.



General Summary

  • Leverage data science expertise to identify analytical inefficiencies and create new procedures/methods to gain efficiency
  • Utilize statistical techniques and extract relevant information from large amounts of data
  • Automate and optimize data extraction, cleaning, processing and analysis functions
  • Develop, validate, and implement data models to solve problems/answer questions
  • Develop and implement novel statistical approaches to address complex issues
  • Perform data science/engineering with little guidance and independently write reports detailing methods, results, and impacts to assigned issues


Essential Qualifications

  • An active TS//SCI with a CI Poly
  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics, statistics, operations research, engineering, or science
  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience
  • Experience performing data science/engineering work and proficiency in statistics packages such as SPSS, SAS, S-PLUS, or R
  • Programming skills  (e.g., Python) sufficient to extract, transform and clean multi-terabyte databases
  • Current experience (i.e., within last 2 years) in data science/engineering work

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, operations research, engineering, science, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with JavaScript or other scripting languages
  • Experience with ArcGIS, QGIS and Google Earth
  • Basic understanding of SIGINT and associated technologies

To be qualified candidate must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI Clearance with CI Poly