Astronomical research facilities

Data Scientist
Location OH - Beavercreek
Req # 3459
Minimum Clearance Required TS/SCI
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Centauri team. Together, we can leverage the next generation of advanced technologies to deliver industry-leading capabilities across land, air, sea, space, and cyberspace. Our goal is to deliver innovative solutions using an agile, mission-first approach to address the most difficult technical challenges facing our customers. The only way that we can tackle these challenges is by recruiting the brightest minds in the industry to join our team.

Data Scientist

Centauri is looking for a detail oriented, motivated, and organized Data Scientist to work as part of a team to clean, analyze, and produce insightful reporting on government data. Qualified candidates will have familiarity with Structured Observation Management (SOM) and be able to gain insights from both structured and unstructured data.  The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to find trends for intelligence reporting and will be proficient in process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and producing easily understood visuals to represent findings.  Candidate will work closely with Data Managers and stakeholders to tailor their analysis to answer key questions.  The candidate must have a strong understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistical analysis. 


  • Use statistical research methods to analyze datasets produced through multiple sources of intelligence production.
  • Mine and analyze data from databases to answer key intelligence questions.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Use predictive modeling to produce reporting about future trends based on historical data.
  • Spatially analyze geographic data using GIS tools.
  • Visualize findings in easily understood graphics and aesthetically appealing finished reports.

Qualifications for Data Scientist:

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (R, Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets.
  • Strong GIS knowledge, particularly with the Esri tool suite including ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, and ArcGIS Online.
  • Experience in basic visualization methods, using tools such as Tableau, ggplot, and matplotlib.  Prefer experience making interactive reports in R and Python or dashboards in Tableau or other government furnished tools.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical techniques and concepts (regression, properties of distributions, statistical tests and proper usage, etc.) and experience with applications.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, GIS, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related fields, and 3+ years experience.

Security Requirements: 

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance


Centauri 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, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by law.

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