Jr. Data Scientist

Reston, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 13, 2023

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Technology and Software
Full Time

Job Details

Responsibilities & Qualifications

As a Data Scientist at TekSynap, you will be responsible for working with senior developers and data scientists on development and implementation of advanced data analytics and machine learning solutions. You will work closely within a scrum team and with cross-functional teams in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)-based program to extract actionable insights from data, develop predictive models, and contribute to our data-driven strategy. The ideal candidate will be a data enthusiast with a strong background in statistics, machine learning, and data engineering.

Data Scientists develop and apply methods to identify, collect, process, and analyze large volumes of data to build and enhance products, processes, and systems. They conduct data mining and retrieval, and apply statistical and mathematical analyses to identify trends, solve analytical problems, optimize performance, and gather intelligence. They visualize information using a range of tools (e.g., GIS, R), develop scripts and algorithms, create explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative analyses to address complex problems.

Specific responsibilities may include:
  • Data Analysis: Perform in-depth data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and anomalies within complex data sets.
  • Model Development: Develop and deploy predictive models, machine learning algorithms, and statistical techniques to address business problems and generate actionable insights.
  • Feature Engineering: Create, transform, and engineer features from various data sources to improve model performance.
  • Data Visualization: Create compelling data visualizations and communicate findings effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Data Integration: Collaborate with data engineers to ensure data availability, quality, and integrity for analytical and modeling tasks.
  • Hypothesis Testing: Design and conduct experiments to test hypotheses and assess the impact of data-driven initiatives.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with other departments, such as product development, marketing, and operations, to understand their data needs and provide data-driven solutions.

  • Experience in a programming language such as Python or R for data analysis and modeling.
  • BA/BS with 2+ years'; MS with 0+ years'; HS Diploma with 8+ years' experience
  • Knowledge of machine learning, deep learning, and statistical modeling techniques.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with data preprocessing, data cleaning, and feature engineering.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with data visualization tools and libraries (e.g., Matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau).
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights.
  • Effective communication skills to convey complex findings and results to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of cloud platforms (e.g., AWS) is a plus.
  • Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance


We are seeking a Data Scientist to join our team supporting our NGA customer on a new program in Reston, VA. This once-in-a-generation program will put a 21 st century analytic workbench in the hands of intelligence and GEOINT analysts. Successful applicants will work with senior technical and management staff to facilitate widespread application of machine augmentation and automation and contribute to deployment of an intuitive user-focused set of services to capture, manage, and automate analytic mission and workflow expertise.

TekSynap, a "Fast 50" technology company in the Washington DC area that offers technology solutions to federal, state and local government agencies. We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Reston, VA
  • Type of environment: Office, Remote, Varies
  • Noise level: Medium
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday, with the ability to flex (9/80 schedule, e.g.).
  • Amount of Travel: Less than 10%


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Citizenship: U.S. Citizenship

Clearance requirement: Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance required.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. TekSynap does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status"). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.


TekSynap understands both the pace of technology today and the need to have a comprehensive well planned information management environment. Technology moving at the speed of thought®embodies these principles – the need to nimbly utilize the best that information technology offers to meet the business needs of our Federal Government customers.

The TekSynap founders have worked together for over a decade, supporting customers ranging from small departmental operations & maintenance efforts to leading broad nationwide deployment efforts for agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This core management team has operated in leading companies such as SIGNAL Corporation and managed business sectors of over 100M in annual revenue in industry leading companies such as General Dynamics.

At each level this team has absorbed what “works” – for the company, our customers and our employees. We synthesize the best at each level resulting in a unique service provider that combines the infrastructure and process models of larger organizations with an agile ability to cost effectively meet our customer’s requirements.

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