Sr. Data Scientist

Engineering Mount Laurel, New Jersey


Background Information:

Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT), provider of automated software testing, data analysis, and cybersecurity solutions for complex defense systems, is currently accepting applications for an anticipated Sr. Data Scientist role requiring 7+ years of experience for a position in support of its efforts implementing Artificial Intelligence solutions for a variety of customers.


The Sr. Data Scientist position offers an engineer the opportunity to utilize his/her knowledge and talents as part of a collaborative team developing AI solutions for a growing company. A few of the responsibilities include supporting feasibility studies, applying modern data storage techniques, discovering explanatory features in high-dimensionality collections of data, and exploring data using scientifically valid techniques to exploit patterns found in the data with state-of-the-art AI/ML/DL solutions.

All applicants must be able to obtain/maintain an active U.S. Security Clearance.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead development of solutions to deliver AI/ML/DL models from problem formulation to a productized, deployable, maintainable capability
  • Contribute to AI/ML/DL technical roadmap development
  • Use Deep Learning frameworks such as Tensorflow and Keras to build and validate ML/DL models
  • Establish and leverage Big Data frameworks to store, extract and analyze relevant data
  • Ensure development of software solutions meets customer needs and program intent
  • Work closely with the Program Manager and Chief Engineer to design and implement software requirements and solutions
  • Determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition, requirements, solution development, and proposed solutions for large, complex systems
  • Be responsible for a team’s products meeting software design, quality, and performance requirements
  • Pursue new technology development via the DoD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program
  • Work with minimal supervision in a collaborative work environment to implement best-in-class solutions

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics, or Math Required; PhD in relevant field highly preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in predictive modeling, data science and analysis

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in a ML or data scientist role and a track record of building ML or DL models
  • Extensive experience working with data mining algorithms including decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, and neural networks
  • Experience using Python (or equivalent)
  • Experience using ML libraries, such as scikit-learn,
  • Experience using data visualization tools
  • Experience handling terabyte size dataset
  • Experience working with GPUs to develop models
  • Ability to travel 10% or less

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with MapReduce programming (Hadoop)
  • Skills with programming languages, such as Java or C/C++
  • Demonstrated ability to develop experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, use of strong baselines, ability to accurately determine cause and effect relations
  • Consulting experience and track record of helping customers with their AI needs
  • Publications or presentations in recognized Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Mining journals/conferences
  • Combination of deep technical skills and business savvy enough to interface with all levels and disciplines within our customer’s organization
  • Experience diving into data to discover hidden patterns
  • Experience with application container platforms
  • Familiarity with continuous integration/delivery tools (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Familiarity with version control tools (e.g. Subversion, Git, etc.)
  • Familiarity with VMware or other virtualization software
  • Experience developing applications for DOD command and control systems


  • Solid analytical abilities, coupled with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Attention to detail
  • Initiative, creativity, reliability, teamwork
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity, prioritize needs, and deliver results in a dynamic environment

EEO Statement:

IDT is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.