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Analytical Methodologist Scientist

Analytical Methodologist Scientist

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Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Data Scientist in our Springfield, VA location.


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


This is a full-time customer-site position providing support to a US Government agency.  These positions provide an opportunity to work on projects that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. Radiant Solutions 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.



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:



  • Initiate the efficient implementation of methods, tools, algorithms, including preliminary data exploration, data visualization and preparation, model calibration, specification or estimation; and algorithm validation and verification using a comprehensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments.
  • Provide informal documentation for methods and algorithms used in data science solutions.
  • Conceive and prepare thorough, well-articulated tactical or strategic data science products (e.g. technical articles, visualizations, graphics, and intelligence reports) that summarize the methods and results of data science solutions.
  • Design a range of research projects, data collection and methodologies
  • Identify, retrieve, manipulate, relate and/or exploit multiple structured data sets from various sources.
  • Identify problems to which data science can be applied and initiate appropriate solutions.
  • Identify and appropriately evaluate a wide range of existing methods, models and algorithms in familiar domains for a variety of mission driven problems; recognizing the capabilities and limitations of methods.
  • Determine the most appropriate research projects, data collection and methodologies.
  • Identify, retrieve, manipulate, relate and/or exploit multiple structured data sets from various sources, including building or generating new data sets as appropriate
  • Interpret and evaluate the results of data science community’s methods, models and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of the results, translating into insightful output for data science and/or mission and identifying other applications for use.
  • Identify collection opportunities that enhance organizational holdings and minimize gaps or lead implementation of novel strategies to enable exploitation or further refinement of complex structured and unstructured data sets.
  • Interpret and evaluate the results of data science community’s methods, models, and/or algorithms, understanding the meaning, limitations and scope of results.  Translate into insightful output for data science and /or mission and identifying other applications for multiple uses across a wide variety of mission domains.
  • Educate Managers, senior internal officers and the IC through mediums such as presentations, documentation and discussions.


  • Experience in proactively addressing and responding to the most difficult data science-related challenges in a timely manner while effectively balancing competing priorities. Coordinates subtasks for successful project task integration.
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong writing and briefing skills consistent with national-level performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and effectively evaluating an extensive range of methods, models and algorithms and design novel solutions for complex mission-driven problems of high importance without existing applied or theoretical solution in both familiar and unfamiliar domains.
  • Determine the most appropriate research design for challenging data collection and research projects.
  • Experience with the  efficient implementation and/or productization of methods, tool, algorithms; exploit the unique values of an extensive range of technologies (e.g. software packages, programming languages, computational environments)
  • Experience driving data science tradecraft within the IC (e.g. course design, executive-level briefings). 
  • Educate leaders at NGA and the IC through presentations, documentation or discussions.


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.