Data Scientist

Job Description

Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC) is a unique and diverse small-business engineering firm.  PEC’s services range from security consulting and risk mitigation support to the design, research, analysis and testing of protective structures subject to extreme loads, such as weapons effects, blast, vehicle impact, forced entry attack and natural hazards.  We provide structural and mechanical engineering services; use machine learning (ML) and uncertainty quantification (UQ) techniques to deliver novel solutions to engineering problems; create specialized software for defense and anti-terrorism applications; perform advanced numerical modeling; develop, oversee and perform nonlinear and dynamic testing; develop criteria for protective applications; and, provide training. We work domestically and internationally.

As we continue to expand our services, PEC is looking for a creative coding-capable engineer or computer scientist to support the development of novel ML algorithms that address the unique engineering challenges of our military and civilian clients.  Preferred areas of expertise include data engineering, machine learning, data visualization, and computer vision. Other areas of value include deep learning, database management, cloud computing, and knowledge of version control systems (e.g., Git Lab). Project work can be highly varied; the position demands flexibility, cleverness, and autodidactic learning.  The successful candidate will be proficient with Python and be able to develop novel solutions from prototyping through software integration.

Your role initially will be to provide support for our ongoing efforts.  We will provide opportunities for you to grow into project management, marketing, and business development, as your interests dictate; you can also stay in a technical role if that is your preferred career path.


  • BS, MS or PhD (Data Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Information Systems, or a related field).
  • No professional experience required (3-5 years of experience applying data science and ML techniques to solve real-world problems a plus).
  • Proficiency in Python (C++, SQL, and Ruby a plus).
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbal and written technical information.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. citizenship.


PEC offers a competitive compensation package for the successful candidate. Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Relocation expenses.
  • Annual performance bonuses.
  • Opportunity for company ownership.
  • Professional development and training support.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance paid in full.
  • 401(k) match plan.

Protection Engineering Consultants LLC (PEC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PEC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfers, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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