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Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Data Scientist in our Springfield, VA location. This is a full-time customer-site position providing support to a US Government agency.


To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and must have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI US Security Clearance.


The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams on various technical projects associated with the core mission, and will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. Our engineers enjoy a flexible work environment, where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  These positions provide an opportunity to work on projects that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. MDA employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The Company:


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 ability to pass CI Poly.




General Summary

The Data Scientist is responsible for leveraging knowledge of data science, methodologies, and processing techniques to perform predictive analytics in the geospatial analysis domain.

Duties shall include, but are not limited to:


  • Employing programming skills to perform analysis leveraging Visual Basic and/or Python scripting, document and visualize data both temporally and spatially, and present data to managers.
  • You will interact with team members, customer representatives, external customers, and functional peer groups.
  • Ad-hoc informational briefings may also be required to explain methodologies and analytical findings to peers and customer stakeholders.
  • Investigate and implement new scientific analysis and methodologies to support big data analytics efforts and stay current with evolving technologies and capabilities.


  • Possess knowledge in Applied Mathematics, to include; statistical analysis, temporal and pattern analysis, correlation of events, predictive probability analysis, and regression testing
  • Experience engineering and tuning deep learning
  • Extensive knowledge in programming languages (Python, Pig, Java, JavaScript, SQL, or R)
  • Experience connecting multiple databases
  • Computational analytics modeling (SPSS, SAS, FME)
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have experience briefing customers
  • Excellent writing skills to develop formal written reports


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in associated technical discipline; M.B.A, M.S or M.A desired or 5 years of equivalent work experience;
  • Desired: Minimum of 1+ years’ experience in Data Science

To be qualified, you must be a US Citizen and must have and be able to maintain a TS/SCI US Security Clearance.