Data Scientist


Contingent on Contract Award  |  Cyber / Intelligence  |  Washington, DC

Barbaricum is a rapidly growing government contractor providing leading-edge support to federal customers, with a particular focus on Defense and National Security mission sets. We leverage more than 13 years of support to stakeholders across the federal government, with established and growing capabilities across Intelligence, Analytics, Engineering, Mission Support, and Communications disciplines. Founded in 2008, our mission is to transform the way our customers approach constantly changing and complex problem sets by bringing to bear the latest in technology and the highest caliber of talent.
Headquartered in Washington, DC's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood, Barbaricum also has a corporate presence in Tampa, FL and Dayton, OH, with team members across the United States and around the world. As a leader in our space, we partner with firms in the private sector, academic institutions, and industry associations with a goal of continually building our expertise and capabilities for the benefit of our employees and the customers we support. Through all of this, we have built a vibrant corporate culture diverse in expertise and perspectives with a focus on collaboration and innovation. Our teams are at the frontier of the Nations' most complex and rewarding challenges. Join us.
Barbaricum is seeking an experienced Data Scientist to support the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Data Scientist will be instrumental in providing the overarching architecture, concept implementation, and skill sets needed to successfully deliver on this mission’s vision.


  • Handles raw data (ex. structured, unstructured, and mixed datasets), and analyzes data through the application of various statistical techniques or tools.
  • Supervises, manages, and reviews work duties of lower-level scientists.
  • Formulates and leads guided, multifaceted analytic studies against large volumes of data.
  • Interprets and analyzes data using exploratory mathematic and statistical techniques based on the scientific method.
  • Coordinates research and analytic activities utilizing various data points (unstructured and structured) and employ programming to clean, massage, and organize the data.
  • Experiments against data points, provide information based on experiment results and provide previously undiscovered solutions to command data challenges.
  • Leads all data experiments tasked by the Data Science Team.
  • Coordinates with Data Engineers to build data environments providing data identified by Data Analysts, Data Integrators, Knowledge Managers, and Intelligence Analysts.
  • Develops methodology and processes for prioritization and scheduling of projects.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance required
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of Data Science experience
  • Familiar with programming languages such as, but not limited to: R, SAS, Python, MatLab, SQL, Hive, Pig, and Spark
  • Experienced in working with and exploiting big data; distributed computing; predictive modelling; mathematics; statistics; machine learning; storytelling; and visualization
  • Demonstrated ability to extract meaning from and interpret data using a variety of tools and methods from statistics and machine learning
  • Ability to collect, clean, and mung data in a timely manner as part of a cross-functional team in an intelligence, or related, environment
  • Possesses strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word
  • Prior experience supporting DHS preferred