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Jacobs Data Scientist in Hanover, Maryland

Critical Mission Solutions

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking Data Scientists at the Junior, Mid, and Senior level to join our growing team! Are you ready for a new opportunity?


  • Work independently and collaboratively in a team, on strategic projects to develop complex data models and solutions.

  • Analyze, interpret, and extract data to support decision-making, engaging with customers to understand changing requirements, and recommending solutions based on quantitative analysis.

  • Independently compile and review often disparate and inconsistent data to address complex intelligence issues or problems for internal/external customers.

  • May require constructing and performing complex statistical, mathematical, and data analysis independently, or in partnership with other data scientists or analysts.

  • Provides recommendations for the development of tools and applications that improve process effectiveness and efficiency.

* Position contingent on funding *


Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Experience supporting complex data science and analytic projects

  • Proficiency with Python or R

  • Experience using SQL to query large relational databases

  • Experience/knowledge of computer science concepts including programming/algorithm development, statistics, data architecture, data analytics, data science including visualization techniques

  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative analytics

  • Experience constructing and performing complex database search queries across multiple databases

  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical findings to non-technical audiences in both written and verbal formats

  • Experience identifying, recommending, and implementing continuous improvement approaches

  • Degree in BA/BS or MA/MS degree in a technical field such as mathematics, engineering, economics, or computer science; relevant profesisonal experience may be considered in place of degree.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in modern machine learning, biometrics, social network analysis, or geospatial analysis

  • Experience/knowledge of link analysis tools ( e.g. Palantir, i2 Analyst’s Notebook)

  • Experience with cloud architectures including AWS

  • Experience with distributed computing and storage technologies

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.