Battelle Memorial Institute Developer II / Data Scientist in Charlottesville, Virginia

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

We are currently seeking a Developer II/Data Scientist . This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.


Battelle’s CBRNE Defense Business Unit located in Charlottesville, VA is seeking a Developer/Data Scientist who possesses a strong background in data mining, data analysis, aggregation, fusion, and visualization. The successful candidate will conduct all-source analyses and implement innovative methodologies to support scientific and technical assessments of military ground forces research, systems, and operations for U.S. Government clients.

This position is located at a Government installation in Charlottesville, VA.

Major Responsibilities

Tasks will include providing all-source assessments, responding to requests for information, entering data into databases, and contributing to Government products such as briefings, assessments, and reports. The candidate must possess an active TS/SCI level U.S. Government security clearance.

Position Requirements

  • BA or BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science with 2-5 years of experience.

  • Experience processing, tagging, and indexing structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data sets

  • Experience developing research designs, formulating testable questions, identifying and defining key variables, choosing and implementing appropriate methodologies.

  • Proficient in creating mathematical models and coding in R and Matlab

  • Experienced manipulating data sets and interpreting findings using a mix of programs (e.g., Matlab, R) and statistical techniques

  • Intermediate to expert in Microsoft Excel

  • Experience using text/web analytics for word searches; bibliometric analysis tools

  • Currently possesses a DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • Willingness to work in small groups or independently as necessary

  • Demonstrated technical writing and presentation skills

  • Other duties as assigned


  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or Data Science with 1-3 years of experience

  • Experience coding in Python

  • Experience using Kibana visualization tools

  • Experience with “Big Data” (parallel processing power and options for handling analysis)

  • Ability to understand retrieval processes in Microsoft SQL or experience working in SQL

  • Experience reviewing and assessing military ground technologies

  • Experience with all-source assessments for intelligence agencies.

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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