Job description

Peraton is seeking an entry level data scientist to provide support for our NAVAIR customer in Lexington Park/Patuxent River, MD.

You will work on a variety of topics involving NAVAIR’s Air vehicle and Propulsion & Power Departments. Topics include gas turbine engines, electrical and wiring systems, drive systems, auxiliary power units, fuel systems, and air vehicle structures. This is a full-time position. Be part of an exciting team making a difference for the US Naval Air Forces.

  • Some Telework is Available*

Your primary duties will involve using data science to assist in analyzing scientific and management problems across the Air Systems Group, which includes Propulsion and Power, and Air Vehicles. You will perform work that involves designing, developing, and adapting processes and tools to perform analyses on big data. You are expected to be proficient in the utilization of scientific tools, including MATLAB, Python, Tableau, Visual Basic, and other programming and dashboarding utilities. You will also be involved in providing insight in project planning to develop analysis tools. The primary requirement of the work is competence in rigorous data science techniques.

You will be required to apply knowledge of Machine learning, Natural language processing and other programming techniques, to the collection, processing, compilation, computation, analysis, editing, and presentation of statistical data. The work does not require the application of professional knowledge of Air Systems Group.
Required Qualifications
A minimum requirement of a BS degree in data analytics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related field.
1-3 years’ experience with manipulating and analyzing large data sets
1-3 years’ experience with MATLAB, Python, Tableau, Visual Basic, and other programming and dashboarding utilities.

Desired Qualifications
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong oral and written communication skills; including presentation skills capable of defending a technical position and/or recommendation.
Self-directed team player with proven ability to deliver tasks timely and efficiently, and a demonstrated ability to interact professionally with all levels of management
High level problem solving and interpersonal skills
Flexible and able to work in a dynamic environment
Experience in the aerospace, and/or defense industries

Security Clearance:
This position requires the candidate to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. In order to obtain a clearance, you need to be a U.S. Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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