Serco Inc.

NAVSEA Data Scientist (Ship Readiness)

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Position Type
Security Clearance
No - Teleworking not available for this position

Position Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the Navy’s surface ship readiness? At Serco, we are looking for the brightest most innovative candidates who are driven with an appetite for wrestling complex problems.  The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in framing and conducting empirical and qualitative assessments of large chaotic enterprises to include framing relevant metrics, formulating data collection schemas from diverse sources, evaluating and improving data quality, analyzing data using traditional statistical, advanced Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning techniques; modeling operational systems, and communicating results to C-level managers and leaders.


The Data Scientist will work alongside government personnel primarily consulting, facilitating, and performing metric development, dashboard framework development, data management schemas, analysis, and recommending areas for productivity improvement.  The Data Analyst will routinely produce statistical analysis products and strategic plans for data management and improvement.  The Data Analyst will learn various government data systems and operational constructs as much as consult.


In this role, you will:

  • Review and advise on current data analytics projects within the Navy Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).
  • Prepare briefs for Senior Leadership on the utilization and applicability of data science tools for generating business value for the Navy maintenance and modernization community.
  • Research and advise Senior Leadership on industry and academic advances in Data Science and Advanced Analytics.
  • Develop and code analytic algorithms that evaluate large datasets from multiple disparate sources using R, MATLAB, Excel, and similar for data/text mining, analysis, modeling, and prediction toward enabling informed business decisions.
  • Develop working relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging corporate data to drive business solutions.
  • Implement new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis.
  • Devise and implement new ways to improve data and search quality, and predictive capabilities.
  • Apply expertise in data interpretation and synthesis, which requires both tools and methods from statistics and machine learning.
  • Coordinate with different functional teams to ensure modeling and analysis is aligned with business processes and objectives


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • United States Citizenship.
    • Sponsorhip is not available.
  • An Active DoD Issued Secret Clearance at time of application.
    • Sponsorship is not available.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an applied mathematical discipline such as physics, engineering, computer science, or similar and 5 to 7 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Advanced understanding and skills in applied statistics (Data Scientist, Master Black Belt, Black Belt, etc.)
  • Experience managing technical projects and programs.
  • Experience supporting senior leaders and collaborating across large enterprises.
  • Excellent communication (i.e., oral, writing, presentation) skills for briefing Flag/SES leaders; specifically presentation skills.
  • Experience using at least one statistical analytic package (Minitab, SPSS, etc.) and must be, or become within six months, proficient with using R or MATLAB.

Additional Desired experience and skills:

  • Experience in a Naval service (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard)
  • Experience with Depot-level Overhaul, Maintenance and Modernization activities.
  • Advanced competency with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.).
  • Produces written deliverables to include reports, spreadsheets, databases, formal process mapping, technical design, system testing and implementation activities explaining their findings and recommendations for managers, executives, and other officials.
  • Experience with Tableau, Clik, or similar
  • Algorithm writing experience with Python and similar AI / ML languages desired.

Company Overview

Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc. Serco serves every branch of the U.S. military, numerous U.S. Federal civilian agencies, the Intelligence Community, the Canadian government, state and local governments, and commercial clients. We help our clients deliver vital services more efficiently while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Americas has over 9,000 employees and is part of a $4 billion global business that helps transform government and public services around the world. At Serco, our employees are our most valuable asset - we listen, respect and support them throughout their career at Serco. We invite you to become part of our dynamic team. Serco is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying our workforce (Race/ Color/ Sex/ Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/ Religion/ National Origin/ Disability/ Vets).


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If you require an accommodation with the application process please email: or call the HR Service Desk at 800-628-6458, option 1. Please note, due to EEOC/OFCCP compliance, Serco is unable to accept resumes by email.


Serco does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies without being a contracted approved vendor. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Serco and will not be obligated to pay a placement or contract fee. If you are interested in becoming an approved vendor at Serco, please email


COVID-19 Regulations: Serco complies with all applicable COVID-19 requirements. This may require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, provide attestations regarding vaccination status and/or COVID-19 testing, or satisfy other conditions of employment that Serco deems appropriate, and employees may be required to show proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test results as a condition of employment (except in limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to an accommodation).


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