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Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist

locationWashington, DC, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Natural and Environmental Sciences
Full Time


LMI is seeking a skilled Data Scientist at our headquarters office in Tysons, VA. Successful Data Scientists demonstrate competency in data analysis, data visualization, statistics, programming, project execution, and critical thinking.

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.


This data scientist will work as part of a team of experienced data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts to support advanced analytics projects for the Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Office (CDAO) of the Department of Defense. Responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrate the ability to frame and scale data problems to effectively analyze, visualize and find data solutions.
  • Support data analysts and data engineers with the development of robust, scalable data pipelines using big data technologies such as Spark.
  • Develop scalable heuristic-based and machine learning-based approaches to entity resolution across complex datasets.
  • Support the deployment of the entity resolution algorithms into a production pipeline.
  • Support the evaluation, maintenance, and retraining of the entity resolution algorithms in production over time.
  • Identify, propose, and assist in the development of future analytics products based on the data pipeline to assist customers in gaining value from the data products.
  • Assist the development of junior data scientists through technical mentoring, code review, and other assistance.
  • The data scientist will need the ability to work in teams and independently.



  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, mathematics, statistics, economics, computer science, engineering, or other related business or quantitative discipline is required.
  • Experience working with Python.
  • Experience with data science methods related to data architecture, data munging, data and feature engineering, and predictive analytics.
  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written
  • This position requires the ability to receive a security clearance at the Secret level. You must be a US citizen.

Desired Skills:

  • Master’s degree or higher.
  • Working knowledge of Spark or PySpark
  • Experience with Databricks, Qlik, and the Advana analytics platform
  • Experience with entity resolution algorithms
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining models in production
  • Experience scaling models and algorithms to large datasets
  • Previous DOD experience.
  • Previous experience working with supply chain or maintenance data or processes.
  • Active DoD security clearance at the Secret or Top Secret level.

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

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