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Data Scientist Technical Specialist

Washington, DC 20004
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


In support of our DHS customer,Perspecta is seeking to identify highly motivated and qualifiedindividuals for future opportunities in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.The role would entail providing senior level consultation and technical subject matter expertise to the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate within DHS. The principal function of DHS S&T Directorate is to support Research and Development (R&D), and Test and Evaluation (T&E) services to expand the understanding of current and new solutions. This function manages a complex and broad portfolio of scientific investments focused on the investigation, experimentation and evaluation of emerging science and technology in response to DHS Component needs.


The senior scientist will be part of an R&D team investigating, analyzing, testing and developing complex AI/ML solutions supporting the requirements of DHS and its component Agencies. The ideal candidate will feel comfortable working across R&D and operational lab environments, with multidisciplinary teams in a mixed-contractor environment and direct government customer interfacing.

  • Provide consultative services and research to develop innovative, complex, leading-edge scientific and technology solutions, applying machine learning approaches across multiple domain areas including national security, multimedia (voice, text, imagery, and video) and life sciences
  • Lead project teams through the software development life cycle
  • Drive technologies, research and prototypes based upon customer requirements
  • Support execution of machine learning projects by collecting data, performing model training, evaluating performance and analyzing results
  • Develop algorithms and conduct analysis using state-of-the-art machine learning/artificial intelligence tools across different domains
  • Performs data and problem analysis using creative problem solving and design thinking
  • Collaborate across diverse technology, scientific, shared service, and customer organizations to engage clients to enable development of solutions which meet their mission requirements
  • Authors and/or consults on technical documents and presentations


  • Requires 10-12 years with BS/BA or 8-10 years with MS/MA or 5-7 years with Ph.D.
  • Degree must be in Science (physics, robotics, computer, artificial intelligence), Mathematics or Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated use of statistics, machine and deep learning concepts, approaches and key algorithms; minimum 5-8 years specific experience in a government Agency
  • Experience in developing, testing, debugging and deploying complex algorithms in a variety of environments
  • Strong critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Proficient in technical writing and strong communication skills, especially in communicating scientific concepts to non-scientific people
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to quick turn-around requests
  • US Citizenship required
  • Active SECRET clearance preferred, however ability to obtain and maintain SECRET is required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DHS S&T EOD is required
  • Active DHS EOD for HQs or any DHS component, desirable

Preferred additional qualifications:

  • Masters or Phd level education highly desired
  • 5+ years of experimental work in computer science / engineering or a scientific field
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of machine learning applications and methods to include deep learning, model development, workflow automation, and training data
  • Experience with AI/ML tools and Deep Learning Frameworks (PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, etc)
  • Statistics and Visualization experience with Matlab, pandas, plotly, Apache Singa etc..
  • Proficient in container technology such as Docker/Kubernetes
  • Proficient in programming in C/C++, Python 3, Java and others

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


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