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Maxar is looking to add a Data Modeler / Data Scientist to our team to support a customer who has a fast-paced and exciting mission within the Intelligence Community. This position will support the design and execution of scalable, repeatable, documented large data analytics to make sense of vast amounts of spatial-temporal event data for a government customerโ€™s technical mission.ย 

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The Data Modeler / Data Scientist will work independently and as part of a cross-functional team comprised of technical experts supporting an established and growing Intelligence Community (IC) mission. You will need to quickly understand complex technical concepts, make assessments, and articulate your recommendations to the customer. Previous experience working on-site to support the Department of Defense (DoD)and the Intelligence Community is highly desirable.


Maxar is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence.

Maxar offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account, and tuition assistance. Maxar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Day-to-Day with your Colleagues:

The Data Modeler / Data Scientist will work hand-in-hand with the analytics team to design and build algorithms that depict spatial-temporal statistics and patterns in data. They will also highlight gaps and issues with data collection where it is not providing value to the mission.ย  The Data Modeler / Data Scientist will build automation into data flows to clean, enrich, analyze, and display massive multi-source observation data to provide actionable insights for decision makers to answer questions at a pace and scale that provides intrinsic value in the operational decision cycle.ย  The Data Modeler / Data Scientist will be asked to provide technical expertise to support a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

  • Stand up and configure data science environments.
  • Work in both relational databases and non-relational databases.
  • Understand spatial-temporal data type specifics across different software applications/databases and data providers and how to build automation to harmonize these data so that they can be analyzed in totality using time and space as common dimensions to all.
  • Work across security classification domains to process and provide data at appropriate levels.
  • Work directly with third-party data vendors and systems.
  • Work with agency-approved software where available and make recommendations to use alternatives (and assist in the approval process) if deemed more productive and cost-effective than existing solutions.
  • Free-up/force-multiply the analytic team from wrangling billions/10x/100x billions of records to millions or less that are off-the-shelf (from you) harmonized with other data sets at a minimum with space-time and expanded space-time fields.
  • Work across the community through resources like R-Space, tech exchanges, conferences, etc. to advance customer capability and capacity in this analytic space.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have active TS/SCI security clearance and be willing and able to obtain CI Polygraph.
  • Bachelorโ€™s degree in technical discipline (4 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree).
  • 5 years of professional experience working in scripting, algorithm development, visualization, and reporting on large-scale analytics.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in a technical discipline such as in Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, Statistics, Analytics, or Data Science.
  • Experience working on-site at a customer location.
  • Experience working in DOD / IC.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical analyses at a level comprehensible to non-technical audiences and senior-level government representatives.
  • Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with the following:
    • Analytic Applications: Jupyter Notebooks, DataBricks, Tableau
    • Languages:ย  Python, SQL, R, Lucene, Pig
    • Libraries: pandas, NumPy, sci-kit learn, scipy
    • Indexing Schemes: GeoMesa, GeoWave, Amazon Redshift
    • Platforms: AWS, C2S, Apache Spark
    • Data Stores: S3, Elastic, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Understanding of mobile telephony โ€“ theory, infrastructure, protocols.
  • Understanding of wireless and network communications โ€“ theory, infrastructure, and protocols.
  • Radio Frequency (RF) communications, bands, and protocols.


COVID-19 Update:

All Maxar U.S. employees and international employees who work in the U.S. and visit Maxar sites must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 18,ย 2022, except in cases where legally entitled to an exception.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


United States, Reston, VA

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