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Senior Data Scientist

Slingshot Aerospace

Slingshot Aerospace

Data Science
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

What You’ll Do:

In this role, you will be a member of the Data Science team, which is rooted within the larger science organization at Slingshot. You will contribute directly to Slingshot’s vision to accelerate space sustainability to create a safer, more connected world.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Executes all position responsibilities in alignment with Slingshot’s core values, mission, and purpose
  • Development of machine learning approaches, algorithms, and prototypes that lend datasets and scenario insights into key business arenas and future opportunities
  • Development and preparation of predictive models into Slingshot data science software products
  • Build and refine simulation-based dataset development, research, insights, and predictions
  • Participate in a strong matrixed data science team and culture
  • Identify and design data science product development, business concepts, and outreach activities
  • Identify, lead and deliver data science modeling insights as publications, papers, internal communications, and patents
  • Perform other duties as assigned (to be less than 10% of the responsibilities listed above)


  • Must be a U.S. citizen eligible for government clearances

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. or MS plus 2 years experience) with graduate degree in mathematics, data science, physics, or other related quantitative discipline
  • Conducted quantitative research with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: (a) simulation modeling and analysis, (b) reinforcement learning, (c) agent-based modeling, prediction, and insights, or (d) stochastic data set construction
  • Demonstrated proficiency in algorithm development and implementation in one or more formal programming language(s) (e.g. Julia, Python, java/kotlin, C/C++)
  • Expert level understanding of machine learning and deep learning
  • Ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced, evolving operational environment that spans military, government, and industry partners
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Skills

  • Published peer-reviewed journal articles employing data science simulation methods, approaches, applications, predictions, or dataset creation
  • Experience with aerospace and astrodynamics research or subject areas
  • Ability to demonstrate creative solutions to challenging projects
  • Development of AI algorithms for use in environmental, physical, or behavior prediction
  • Experience leading the development, implementation, and transition of technology to production

*These skills are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. You don’t have to meet every qualification listed- if your skills are transferable and you meet the minimum requirements, we encourage you to apply.

Compensation Details: $155,000-$190,000

Location: Remote

Classification: Full time Exempt (computer professional exemption)

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are key to our success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for creating a safer, more connected world. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and we embrace individuality.