Data Scientist / Systems Engineer / DOD

Location: Springfield, VA 22150

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Mission Intelligence Group of Centreville, VA is looking to hire a full-time Data Scientist / Systems Engineer / DOD. Do you have a relational database and data-modeling background and want to contribute to a team-building environment that succeeds through collaboration? Are trust, integrity, and respect some of your top guiding principles? Do you excel in a fun and driven workplace? If so, please read on about this data science position in the big data revolution.

This Data Scientist / Systems Engineer / DOD position earns a competitive salary, depending on experience. We also offer excellent benefits, including incentives, health, dental, vision, a prescription plan, life, STD, LTD, AD&D, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, generous paid time off (PTO), and a flexible work schedule. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!


As a federal government contractor, we assist our government customers in solving difficult national security problems with photogrammetry and data science skills that integrate with geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). The intelligence community (IC) refers to the use and analysis of geospatial information to assess geographically referenced activities on earth as geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). It is everything you can see or know about the earth. We are a small company that knows and understands our customers, listens closely to their challenges, and develops strong relationships by delivering substantive solutions. We recognize that success is based on teamwork and mutual respect among our partners, in service to our customers, in the communities where we live and work, and within our company.

The best relationships are always founded in trust, and the workplace is no different. Workplace relationships are the most important factor in the success of any team. We value each individual, celebrate their contributions to the team, and invest in helping each other grow. We provide opportunities to meet and build relationships with the other experts at Mission Intel. We are fully committed to an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. We prioritize creating a safe and secure work environment where we can all collaborate freely to envision and achieve novel solutions for our customers.


As a Data Scientist / Systems Engineer, you help federal agencies be interoperable so that they can exchange, search, discover, and manage data seamlessly. Corporately, you contribute to a small dynamic team that is focused on novel customer solutions. You help to both improve existing and develop new GEOINT data standards. You work with customers to understand their requirements and develop solutions for various data standards such as data models, ontologies, taxonomies, and vocabularies. This may involve research, analysis, or discussions with subject matter experts across the agency.

You also get to present team solutions before a review board for approval. Then you help implement approved changes to data standards and publish respective updates. This involves several steps, including: analyzing the changes as a whole and deconflicting if needed, implementing the changes into MS Access databases, and running process steps involving SQL, VBA, and Java-based tools. You also perform data mappings and other data harmonization activities as needed. You serve as a technical resource for the development, profiling, and application of GEOINT data standards.

You perform logical and physical data modeling to develop enterprise and domain data architectures. This includes semantic and syntactic integration and mapping of multiple data sources to arrive at a common data-centric architecture. You analyze data requirements, map legacy data stores and formats, and perform architectural alignments. Though you have an analytical mind and often work independently, your good interpersonal and communication skills are also essential to your success. You enjoy the excitement of being on the front lines of solving difficult national security problems.


  • Associates degree plus 4 years of experience, bachelor's degree plus 2 years of experience, master's degree, OR 6 years of experience
  • CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Must be a U.S. citizen and have or be able to obtain a government Secret/TS/SCI clearance. If you do not meet this requirement, please do not apply.
  • Hands-on Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) experience, preferably with MSAccess and MSExcel
  • Relational database experience, preferably with MSAccess and MySQL
  • Data-modeling and relational theory experience, preferably with Unified Modeling Language (UML) or Entity-Relational Diagrams
  • XML or JSON knowledge, preferably backed by hands-on experience

Experience with OWL-based technologies, RDF, SKOS, and Java is preferred but multiple factors will be taken into consideration. Are you detailed-oriented? Do you have good communication skills? Are you willing to be challenged to learn and develop new technical skills? Do you have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team? If so, then you might just be perfect for this Mid-level Data Scientist / Systems Engineer position in big data advancements!


This position typically works 40-hour weeks, Monday-Friday.


If you feel that you would be right for this position, please complete an application. We look forward to meeting you!

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