Senior Data Scientist – Natural Language Processing

Job title: Senior Data Scientist – Natural Language Processing

Company: Ignite Digital Services

Job description: Senior Data Scientist

Are you searching for an opportunity to take your career to the next level? Ignite Digital Services is a fast-growing small business delivering innovative business solutions to the national security sector. We bring data science and analytics together to optimize program integration and empower operational decisions for national security clients.

We’ve redefined what it means to be a leader in our industry by creating and maintaining effective and rewarding working relationships with our clients and internal team members. Our company culture focuses on a team-based approach, which offers continuous opportunities for personal growth and innovation, while providing unmatched value to our clients.

Ignite Digital Services is seeking a senior Data Scientist to serve as advisor to US Coast Guard as they develop and pursue data analytics and AI/ML solutions for their intel and ISR space. The Data Scientist will unlock secrets held by data sets, explore massive amounts of structured and unstructured data to develop command-wide solutions leveraging IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, to include Natural Language Processing (NLP). The Data Scientist will guide teammates and lead the development of algorithms and systems using a strategic combination of tools and frameworks to turn sets of disparate data points into objective answers to advise your clients as they make informed decisions, ultimately providing a deep understanding of the data, what it all means, and how it can be used.

Perks of Working at Ignite Digital Services:

  • Competitive pay and benefits, including PTO
  • Education stipends and referral bonuses
  • Compelling work with the U.S. federal government
  • Strong emphasis on volunteer and community engagement
  • Opportunity to shape the future of our industry
  • Supportive colleagues and management who invest in your growth


  • Serve as advisor to USCG as they develop and pursue data analytics and AI/ML solutions for their intel and ISR space
  • Technical work will include computer vision, maritime object detection, and target recognition from aviation platforms (aircraft and UAS) and satellites
  • Support associated AI/ML efforts within Project Maven, NGA, CDAO, and DHS S&T.
  • Build statistical and NLP models, modeling and simulation

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10 + years of experience
  • Bachelors degree in technical field
  • 3+ years of experience with data exploration, data cleaning, data analysis, data visualization, or data mining
  • 3+ years of experience with statistical and general-purpose programming languages for data analysis
  • Experience with AI/machine learning in Natural Language Processing (LLM and Generative AI experience a plus)
  • Oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in technical field
  • Experience with platforms to include AWS, Databricks, Jupiter Notebooks, Python
  • LLM and Generative AI experience
  • Work on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently
  • Active DoD SECRET security clearance
  • Experience with NAVWAR and/or NIWC Atlantic business processes

Salary: $150k + to align with education and experience

Hybrid: 2-3 days onsite in Washington, DC

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Ignite Digital Services is a Small Business committed to providing exceptional service to government agencies at competitive prices. The capabilities and experience of our staff and our extensive industry relationships distinguish Ignite Digital Services among government contractors.

Ignite Digital Services is an EEO/AA/Disability/VETS Employer. Hiring, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, national origin, citizenship/immigration status, veteran status, or any other protected status.

For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, please visit or or contact Human Resources. Ignite Digital Services will not make any posting or employment decision that does not comply with applicable laws relating to labor and employment, equal employment opportunity, employment eligibility requirements or related matters. Nor will Ignite Digital Services require, in a posting or otherwise, U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency in the U.S. as a condition of employment except as necessary to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or federal, state, or local government contract.

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Expected salary: $150000 per year

Location: Washington – District of Columbia

Job date: Mon, 22 Jan 2024 23:50:07 GMT

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