Data Scientist

Data Science Fort Meade, MD


** Active Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance with polygraph required.**

For over 10 years Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Communities toughest software and analysis challenges. Our staff enjoy the benefits and career growth opportunities of an established organization with the amazing culture of a small company. We are an employee-owned small business, meaning our employees see the benefit of their contributions and have a stake in our overall success.

Visionist, Inc. has an opportunity for a Data Scientist with an interest in data analytics support across a variety of areas, from the development of advanced data analytics to understanding, evaluating, and implementing customer requirements. Visionist can offer opportunities to stay current with the latest trends, technologies, and future industry movement in relation to data analytics. You will be able to develop, design, maintain, and enhance data analytic solutions for our customers.

  • Collaborate with product management and engineering departments to understand customer needs and engineer software requirements.
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Produce data visualizations that provide insight into dataset structure and meaning.
  • Translate customer analysis process and goals into software prototypes.
  • Develop statistical tests to make data-driven recommendations and decisions.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Analytics, Mathematics, or related technical field.
  • At least 4 years of experience as a Software Engineer or Data Scientist supporting projects of similar scope and complexity.
  • Experience with Python, R, Scala, or Julia.
  • Java experience is preferred.
  • Large dataset experience (Map/Reduce, Hadoop, Spark, Flink).
  • Strong familiarity with data science applications such as association analysis, graph/network analytics, clustering, text analytics, classification and regression (multivariate and logistic).
  • Training in the design and implementation of static and dynamic visualizations in R, Python, Tableau, or similar visualization software.
  • Knowledge of machine learning methods (neural networks & deep learning) and platforms (TensorFlow, H20).
Nice to Haves:
  • Experience or exposure to Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Who We Are:

Are you ready to create, modernize, and deploy software that changes the world? In support of the Department of Defense, Visionist offers the most cutting-edge software engineering, design, and analysis services to the Intelligence Community. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers develop a wide range of products, from high level software UX/UI design to low level reverse engineering and spans everything in between. Our tools are used throughout the agency and our expertise is sought out by industry leaders. Our focus in cyber (CNO), data science and analytics, and user experience design has made the tools we create unlike any in the world. If you’d like to join a group of individuals supporting mission critical tasking in a cleared environment, then Visionist is the place for you. Our collaborative work environment harbors creativity and innovation which makes us the front runners in our field. The mission is our focus, and our people are our passion.

Benefits Highlights:

  • 15% retirement combined contribution (5% matching + 10% additional) to 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) each year.
  • 4 weeks paid time off.
  • 12 paid holidays.
  • Carefirst BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision.
  • Continuing education via tuition reimbursement, training and conferences.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • Parental benefits including extra leave, take-out meals and more.
  • Lifestyle reimbursement (fitness, tech and/or charitable matching).
  • Annual raises and bonuses.

U.S. Citizenship required (green card holders and permanent residents not eligible). Applicants selected will be required to obtain/maintain a government security clearance. 

Visionist Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Protected Veterans / Individual with Disabilities employer.