Senior Data Scientist - TS/SCI with Polygraph Required

Job Locations US-VA-McLean
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/11/2024 2:44 PM)
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LMI currently has an opportunity for a Senior Data Scientist to support an Intelligence Community customer in the McLean area. The ideal candidate will identify opportunities for AI/ML and develop AI/ML models for intelligence analysis. This role involves researching, strategizing, developing, and deploying AI/ML models to enhance intelligence capabilities, streamline workflows, and support decision-making.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies and are tailored to customers’ unique mission needs, backed by objective research and data analysis. Founded in 1961 to help the Department of Defense resolve complex logistics management challenges, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies. ​


The ideal candidate will identify opportunities for innovation and leverage advanced AI/ML techniques as a Senior Data Scientist for an Intelligence Community (IC) client providing thought leadership with current and future efforts. Key responsibilities include:  

  • Identify opportunities for AI/ML integration to enhance intelligence analysis and workflows.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to understand their needs and identify potential AI/ML solutions.
  • Design and implement scalable AI/ML models for tasks such as information retrieval, natural language processing, predictive analytics, and automation.
  • Source and process large datasets from diverse sources.
  • Deploy AI/ML models into production environments and integrate with existing systems.
  • Monitor model performance and retrain models as needed.
  • Research and explore new AI/ML methodologies.
  • Work closely with intelligence analysts and other cross-functional teams to source requirements and implement AI/ML solutions effectively.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in data science, with a focus on AI/ML.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, or Java.
  • Experience with AI/ML frameworks and libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch, scikit-learn).
  • Strong understanding of data preprocessing, feature engineering, and model evaluation.
  • Proven track record of developing and deploying AI/ML models in a professional setting.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically about complex issues.
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret large datasets.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Experience in the intelligence or defense sector is highly desirable.
  • TS/SCI with polygraph is required.




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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact accommodations@lmi.org

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