ORSA / Data Scientist

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cyber Security
Top Secret/SCI
Cyber Mission


Peraton seeks Junior Data Scientist/ORSA to join our Mission Assurance and Operations Research Analysis (MA/ORSA) team in support of the Joint Force Headquarters DoDIN.  Location:  Fort Meade, Maryland.


Working as expert to assist JFHQ-DODIN understand, identify, assess, and managing risks effecting the secure operation and defensibility of cyberspace, inclusive of DoD intelligence systems, missions support systems, weapon systems, new technology, capabilities, networks, cyber physical system, control systems, cloud environments, data stores, etc.


In this role, helps devise modeling and measuring techniques to investigate complex issues and solve problems as a member of a team.


Duties include:

  • Devise modeling and measuring techniques
  • Uses mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques and other principles of scientific and economic disciplines to develop risk scores
  • Provide qualitatively and quantitatively supported recommendations regarding cyber postures
  • Document & capture activities, models, simulations, and analyses techniques for simulationed scenarios


Required Qualifications:

  • BS 5-7 Years, MS 3-5, PhD 0-2  Will consider HS+10 years of experience. 
  • Capable of supporting the development of Python scripts and packages that will be used by the data analysts.
  • Familiar with building Python scripts using supervised and unsupervised ML (both text and image-based machine learning), natural language processing (named entity extraction, summarization, etc.), and/or network analysis (social network analysis, centrality analysis, dynamic network analysis).
  • Familiar with maintaining and deploying a notebook-based data science environment (JupyterHub).
  • Familiar with advanced Python data science packages (pandas, networkx, scikit-learn, pyTorch or TensorFlow/Keras, matplotlib or plotly, etc.).
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team 
  • Ability to work periodically on shift to assist the team 
  • US citizenship required 
  • Active DOD TS/SCI Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background includes quantitative experience and/or education (e.g., mathematics, statistics, etc.). 
  • Experienced with model development and testing as well as gathering, relating, and identifying data with variables in models.
  • Has developed reports noting various alternatives and success probability when there is no single solution.
  • Possesses an in-depth understanding of cyberspace doctrine, policies, operations, and organizations. 
  • DoD 8570 IAT III (CISSP, CASP, CISA, GCED, GCIH)  - not required



At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way.



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

$112,000 - $179,000. 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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