Lead Data Scientist

· Sterling Heights, Michigan
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

ABOUT SSI     www.systemxi.com

Driven to revolutionize innovation, System Strategy, Inc. (SSI) helps clients conceptualize and design for the deep interdependencies inherent in today’s cyber-physical systems. We balance the art and science of systems engineering to creatively and digitally transform design and development.  We provide leading expertise in digital design, model based systems engineering (MBSE), analytics, and management consulting. System Strategy, Inc. (SSI) is a privately held professional services firm headquartered in Metro Detroit. Our engagements include small to large Fortune 500 businesses as well as the government.


The Lead Data Scientist provides thought leadership in the application and use of data science techniques in the analysis and management of mission and business objectives associated with complex systems development.  Candidates must provide strong leadership skills and the ability to collaborate and build trusting relationships with clients through delivery excellence. Contribute to team activities across life cycle systems management processes from stakeholder needs through validation. Analyzes mission and business metrics, systems, processes, and organizational architectures to improve development activities and outcomes. Research and implement best practices for integration into enterprise processes.  Support executive decision making through visualization techniques and storyboards.  Model complex systems and lead the evolution of digital ecosystems and overall digital transformation. Performs literature reviews and captures Subject Matter Expert (SME) knowledge in models using relevant modeling language(s) and tools. Facilitate shared human understanding and organizational learning through proficient communication, professional development, and delivery excellence. 


  • Apply data science methods to improve executive decision-making and enterprise capability
  • Help propagate data-centric and model-based methods as a Data Science catalyst 
  • Integrate captured knowledge, programmatic plans, and associated data into a common operating picture
  • Generate enterprise and product insights through viewpoint and dynamic visualization development  
  • Collaborate closely with SSI and client team members in sharing best practices and intellectual property
  • Articulate complex concepts and methods clearly to peers and leaders 
  • Generate reports, capability briefings, plans, and other required products


    Basic Qualifications/Requirements

  • 10+ years of engineering and technical leadership
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline or data science-related field
  • US citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Excellent analytical and synthetical problem-solving skills
  • Proficient written and oral communicator with proven ability to influence key outcomes
  • Exceptional computer skills and experience with modeling 

    Desired Qualifications

  • Experience  with enterprise or product system modeling
  • Object Management Group (OMG) Certified Systems Modeling Professional (OCSMP)
  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional Certification (ASEP, CSEP or ESEP)
  • Previous use of data science tools and technologies such as Jupyter, Apache Spark, Graph Analytics, MATLAB, D3, Tableau, PowerBI et al.


    Please send resumes and cover letters to:

  • Troy Peterson, Vice President System Strategy, Inc.
  • Selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation 

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  • Location
    Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience