Data Scientist

Data Science Columbia, MD


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

For over 10 years Visionist has been solving the Intelligence Community's 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.

As a Data Scientist at Visionist Inc., you will be supporting Mission Intelligence and Foundational Services by designing, developing, and integrating tools to automate data collection, analysis, and presentation. You will be working with mission stakeholders and software engineers to specify, develop, integrate, and test new analysis workflows aided by AI/ML technologies.


  • Process large data sets utilizing Hadoop or Spark.
  • Select appropriate AI/ML solutions based on analysis objectives.
  • Query data by utilizing HTTP-based APIs.
  • Successfully collaborate with software engineers to test workflows and recommend pathways for fixes


  • B.S. in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 3 years of experience in Data Science
  • Production-grade software development experience in one or more languages common for data analysis (e.g., Python, R).
  • Experience architecting sustainable data-science workflows (i.e., beyond Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Experience leveraging HTTP-based APIs to access data through queries.
  • Practical experience with platforms for processing very large data sets (e.g., Hadoop, Spark).
  • Experience with software source control (git) and Atlassian tool suite - Jira, Confluence.
  • Experience working in an agile development team.
  • Experience presenting data analysis results to customers.
  • Experience interacting with stakeholders to elicit requirements.

Nice to Haves:

  • Practical experience in one or more artificial intelligence domains (e.g., intelligent systems, autonomy, planning).
  • Knowledge of end-to-end SIGINT collection and analysis systems.
  • Experience with production CNO capabilities and operations.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing technologies (AWS, Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience with web application/UI development.

Who We Are:

Are you ready to create, modernize, and deploy software that changes the world? In support of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, Visionist offers the most cutting-edge software engineering, design, and analysis services. Our interdisciplinary team of engineers develops a wide range of products, from high level software, to UX/UI design, low level reverse engineering, and everything in between. Our tools are used throughout our customer organizations 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 that is never “use or lose” AND 12 paid holidays.
  • Flexible hours with the ability to bank extra hours for additional time off or receive straight-time overtime.
  • $10K tuition reimbursement or $1,950 student loan help annually.
  • Carefirst BCBS Medical, Dental, and Vision.
  • Government shutdown protection means employees don't have to use leave for up to 3 days out of the year for inclement weather or budget issues.
  • Career growth through continuing education, training, conferences and lunch & learns.
  • $7,500 employee referral bonus.
  • Parental benefits including extra leave, take-out meals and more.
  • $600 annual Lifestyle Bonus to support your personal fitness, tech upgrades or donate it to charity.
  • Competitive pay including annual raises and bonuses.
  • Fun employee and family gatherings like lunches, picnics, cooking contests D&D club and more!

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.