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Jacobs Data Scientist in Hanover, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Data Scientist in Hanover, Maryland.

The Data Scientist is responsible for the following duties:

  • Devise strategies to extract meaning and value from structured and unstructured data.

  • Devise strategies for setting up containerized NiFi environments and creation of custom processors.

  • Create Ansible playbooks to assist in the deployment and verification of various parts of the program across multiple systems.

  • Deploy and manage containers using Kubernetes.

  • User query and visualization tools, such as DataXplorer and GMAE, to present question focused datasets in a story like manner (might need some rewording, gist is to be able to tell a story with the data).

  • Work with network metadata to develop new methodologies and techniques for detection of abnormal data flow and quality control.

  • Analyze and develop requirements to support the characterization and ingestion of new and existing data types.

  • Collaborate with customer teams to understand direct mission needs and requirements.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Active TS/SCI with full scope polygraph

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s degree is required or 6 years total without a degree.

  • Experience in Data flow architecting with Apache NiFi over large volumes of data and various environments.

  • Experience with data manipulation within a large volume of data.

  • Experience in various programming languages, preferably Java and Python

  • Experience with Containerization, Ansible, and Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of statistics, analytics, and data mining

  • Skilled working with development and SE teams, other stakeholders’ agencies, and leadership.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with cloud services

  • Experience working with Splunk



Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.