SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Data Scientist SME

    Job Location US-VA-McLean
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is seeking a Data Scientist SME to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will support Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA’s customers. 


    • Serves as the Project Technical Lead
    • Ensure all aspects of the Agile and supporting Teams efforts result in an extensible solution that effectively meets the needs of the Data Scientists and other who use the system
    • Serves as primary, customer-facing point-of-contact or all technical aspects of the solution being implemented.
    • Analyze user needs to determine functional requirements and define problems and develop plans and requirements in the subject matter are for moderately complex to complex systems related to information systems architecture, networking;
      • Telecommunications
      • Automation
      • Communication Protocols
      • Risk Management/electronic analysis
      • Software
      • Lifecycle Management
      • Software Development Methodologies
      • Modeling and Simulation
    • Perform functional allocation to identify required tasks and their interrelationships.
    • Identify resources required for each task.
    • Possess requisite knowledge and expertise
    • Demonstrate exceptional oral and written communication skills


    • Active Secret Clearance
    • Bachelor's (with at least 5 years' experience) from an accredited college or university in Operations Research, Statistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Economics, or other technical degree in a relevant field
    • Experience with statistical analyses involving anomaly detection (e.g., support vector machine, principal component analysis), clustering (e.g., k-means, hierarchical), regression (e.g., linear, multi-level), two- and multi-class classification (e.g., logistic regression, decision tree, neural network)
    • Proficiency with statistical programs such as R (preferred), Python (preferred), SAS, SPSS, and MATLAB.
    • Demonstrated experience in data management (e.g., Oracle, SQL)
    • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
    • Ability to comprehend and analyze complex problems
    • Ability to obtain/maintain Department of Defense (DoD) Secret clearance
    • Excellent written and oral communication
    • U.S. Citizenship is required


    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions


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