Cyber Data Scientist SME

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Data Analytics / Intelligence
Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
Space & Intelligence


The Cybersecurity Analytics Subject Matter Expert (SME) focuses on advanced cybersecurity analysis relating to the client’s enterprise networks and systems infrastructure.  Core responsibilities include:

  • Provides cybersecurity analysis related to the detection of malicious activity on the client’s networks and systems; this support includes analysis of security architectures and controls, operations, and associated long term trend analysis
  • Provides comprehensive analysis of available system security information to identify activity on client networks and systems; detects, analyzes, and recommends mitigations regarding cyber threats to the client networks and systems; incorporates multiple alternative sources of information
  • Performs client network and systems analysis and research, identifying/correlating information by applying data visualization tools and/or existing analytical processes to analyze data and create analytical products for client systems security monitoring and incident response management
  • Reviews threat activities based on available sources of information and then identifies/correlates events and activities; supports ongoing processing of each activity
  • Provides cybersecurity awareness feedback and recommendations on how to improve networks and systems that are currently deployed or under development by the client, including information related to timelines of incidents and their impacts
  • Develops new methods of threat monitoring for client networks and systems
  • Provides client senior leadership with briefings and written reports describing the results of advanced threat analyses; requires some travel to alternate client and stakeholder facilities


Required Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI with poly 
  • Either a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of relevant technical experience with the client
  • Demonstrated experience supporting client enabled missions
  • Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities and applications for data analytics
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communications, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience developing technical requirements, conducting documentation technical reviews, and conducting research across multiple platforms and data sources
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively as part of a team; ability to relate professionally with senior client leaders
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products to include Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio
  • Ability to travel to various WMA customer sites  a minimum of twice weekly

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience supporting client senior level leaders
  • Prior experience working across organizational boundaries to achieve mission goals
  • Report and message writing experience
  • Foreign language skills
  • Cybersecurity certifications such as Security, Network, CSSIP, and Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • Experience with data aggregation and analysis tools (e.g., Splunk or Kibana)
  • RF background,or a basic understanding of satellite communicatiions


Peraton Overview

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 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


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