Data Scientist

Reston, VA
$175,000 - $250,000 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description

Do you want to work with an organization that wants its employees' input to shape company culture? Ardent Principles in Reston, VA is looking for a dedicated individual to join our dynamic team as a full-time Data Scientist.

Ardent Principles proudly provides competitive pay ranging from $175,000 to $250,000. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Generous PTO and 11 government holidays off
  • 401(k) with a 6% company match
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents (fully covered by the company)
  • Life, STD, and LTD insurance (fully covered by the company)
  • $5250 annual education and training budget

Stop searching - apply today and unlock your potential!


As a Data Scientist, you work closely with the sponsor's technical lead to architect, deploy, and maintain multiple, fast-turnaround capabilities crucial for various highly visible and high-priority collection efforts. Your responsibilities include coordinating with multiple entities, including mission partners, to ensure that capabilities and deliverables align with defined requirements and tradecraft needs. You create and maintain collection capabilities and deliverables within the sponsor's Amazon Web Services environment and utilizing approved AWS services. You must validate collected data to ensure it meets the required format standards. Additionally, you maintain all source code in the sponsor's GitHub repository, documenting each aspect of the source code, including instructions for execution. Furthermore, you perform operations and maintenance on collection capabilities and deliverables, adapting them to changes in collection targets, technologies, data formats, and naming conventions.


  • Shown capability with Python
  • Exhibited skill with geospatial software, programming packages, and data formats
  • Experience in creating and managing AWS resources, including provisioning EC2 instances, writing and deploying Lambda functions, creating and writing to S3, and managing authorization appropriately across resources with IAM policies
  • Documented success using GitHub

The following skills are highly desired but not mandatory:

  • Confirmed proficiency deploying AWS applications with AWS's Cloud Development Kit (Ansible and Terraform are not substitutes for CDK)
  • Skilled in building and deploying containerized applications
  • Demonstrated experience building and programmatically working with and maintaining search engines such as ElasticSeach, Lucene, or AWS's OpenSearch
  • Ability to create and programmatically work with and maintain SQL and NO-SQL databases
  • Vast knowledge and experience with other non-AWS cloud services such as Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure
  • AWS DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect, or SysOps Administrator certifications


At Ardent Principles, we're more than just a technology company - we're a team of innovators, problem-solvers, and collaborators dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible. Our mission is to empower organizations with transformative IT solutions and program management services, while our values of integrity, excellence, and teamwork guide everything we do. We foster a culture of open communication, where every voice is heard, and every idea is valued. Join us and be part of a company where your contributions truly make a difference.

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to be our Data Scientist! Apply today using our 3-minute application.

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