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Director of Science And Analytics

Director of Science And Analytics

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Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Director-level position leading a group of highly talented data scientists and data engineers in our Commercial Products and Services group located in our Gaithersburg, MD location.


Join our company whose purpose is to help national security and commercial organizations understand and navigate our changing planet.  Radiant Solutions provides multi-source data collection, enrichment, and analytic capabilities that reveal unique geospatial information and insights where and when it matters most.


We are a new organization but no company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset.  Our heritage companies, MDA Information Systems, RadiantBlue, DigitalGlobe Intelligence Solutions, HumanGeo and RAI 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.


We offer 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 values diversity in the work place and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To be qualified, you MUST be a US Citizen.



  • Provide leadership in a dynamic, technology-focused environment
  • Lead and grow a team of data scientists and engineers who have backgrounds including math, statistics, geoscience, meteorology and business intelligence
  • Facilitate the use of a wide variety of data sources to solve business problems and create data solutions that will be integrated into software products
  • Work in cross functional role with Executive Team, Operations, Product Development, Business Development/Sales/Marketing, Contracts, HR
  • Ensure that the product development group and the operations group are provided with the necessary support to effectively build and provide information products that meet market demands
  • Manage budgets and allocate resources
  • Provide staff with technical and personnel support, ensuring they receive training to support career growth and needs of the organization
  • Encourage high performance and innovation by engaging employees in decision-making and development of new product and process improvement ideas
  • Direct team in maintenance and development of Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) plans
  • Perform as a contributing author to whitepapers and research publications
  • Take a key role in collaborating with software engineering, research science, operations, and business management teams to develop new technology for the purpose of creating value added solutions for both internal and external consumers
  • Fundamentally – take your exceptional knowledge of the physical sciences along with your experience in the computer sciences to lead a highly performing team and accomplish great things


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience managing at a technology company that provides software and information products, with a proven record of excellent leadership
  • Advanced computer science or related degree, or commensurate high-level experience developing in a Linux environment
  • Advanced degree in meteorology, geography, forestry, environmental science, agriculture or a related discipline in the physical sciences domain
  • Fluency in a variety of programming languages including Perl, C/C++, Python, JavaScript, and shell scripting
  • Extensive experience with relational databases, specifically MySQL and PostgreSQL
  • Experience performing data analysis and visualization using tools such as such as R, NCL, IDL, GrADS, MATLAB
  • Experience leveraging cloud technologies such as AWS and GCP
  • Ability to communicate effectively to every level of the organization with excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with software development life cycle techniques and philosophies

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with weather forecasting technologies
  • Familiarity with commercial and open source GIS software/libraries including ESRI ArcGIS, ERDAS Imagine, QGIS, GeoServer, and GDAL
  • Familiarity with the design, deployment, and management of highly scalable ETL infrastructure and processes
  • Familiarity with remote sensing technologies including satellite and airborne imagery collection platforms


Travel Requirements


Periodic travel to attend:

  • Industry conferences
  • Meetings with partners
  • Meetings with customers