Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Management

USA VA Falls Church - 3150 Fairview Park Dr (VAS095)

General Dynamics Information Technology

Delivering consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community.

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Type of Requisition:


Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:


Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:



Public Trust/Other Required:


Job Family:

Artificial Intelligence

Job Qualifications:


Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Strategic



10 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required:


Job Description:

Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Management 

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as an Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Management. GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As an Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and Data Management, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.


  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of Data Scientists, AI/ML Engineers and Analysts while fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation and continuous learning and delivering high impact solutions
  • Responsible for managing oversight, outreach initiatives, industry relations, and internal and external communications as it pertains to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Management
  • Lead enterprise communications on all matters related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Management matters through presentations, conferences (speaking engagements) and other media outlets as required
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive AI/ML and Data Management strategy aligned with business objectives & industry best practices
  • Support all GDIT Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Management commitments through facilitation, development and maintenance of all applicable policies, procedures, and protocols in collaboration with GD, GDIT and other Business Units
  • Responsible for testing and validating machine learning models by using various methodologies and metrics for future deployment
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance in AI/ML algorithms, data modeling, data engineering, and data governance and support the deployment across various domains (e.g., natural language processing, computer vision, predictive analytics)
  • Lead and direct the monitoring of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning performance to achieve overall GCIO and organizational goals
  • Provide technical evaluations by assessing emerging artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies
  • Identify potential risks related to data integrity, security, and compliance, and implement mitigation strategies
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in AI/ML, data management and analytics and champion their adoption within the organization
  • Design and implement scalable data architecture and infrastructure solutions while leveraging cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP) and big data technologies
  • Oversee the development of machine learning systems; Includes designing and implementing algorithms, creating data pipelines, and deploying models for production and utilization.
  • Collaborate with Project Management Office (PMO) to provide support and drive the end-to-end execution of AI/ML and Data projects from inception to delivery; Ensure adherence to timelines, budget, and quality standards
  • Provide oversight and inputs and subject matter expertise on government and/or industry audits and assessments related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Management Lead coordination of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Management outreach, including oversight of budget and allocation of resources
  • Collaborate and partner with cross-functional teams, including within IT, Product Management, and Business Units to understand requirements and deliver impactful data-driven solutions
  • Conduct research and reviews external materials to develop and maintain understanding of Artificial Intelligence legislation, government, and customer direction; Includes providing advisory and strategic support related to such activities to internal stakeholders
  • Conduct and oversees training on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and Data Management reporting, participation plans, resources, tools, and processes
  • Actively participate in business and program activities, to include responding to request(s) for information/proposal (RFI/RFP)
  • Ensure and audit compliance with relevant corporate, government, industry and customer policies and standards
  • Responsible for the implementation of risk and compliance procedures to ensure internal controls meet company standards within Sector and Division organizations
  • Accountable for the reliability, adequacy, and cost effectiveness of technology platforms & applications
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (to include executive leaders) to successfully deliver AI/ML Solutions to projects in accordance with scope, quality, budget, and time targets
  • Manages special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in data, data analytics, artificial intelligence, or related technical field. Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) preferred.
  • Required Experience: 10+ years of related technical experience in the areas of Solution Architecture and Programming. Proven experience (5+ years) in AI/ML, Data Management, or related technical roles with a track record of successful project delivery and team leadership.
  • Required Technical Skills: Experience with data visualization tools (Tableau, Power BI) and BI platforms
  • Security Clearance Level: Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Proven track record of leading successful AI/ML initiatives, including model development, implementation, and deployment. Strong understanding of data architecture principles, data warehousing, ETL processes, and big data technologies. Proficiency in machine learning frameworks & libraries (e.g., TensorFlow & PyTorch) and experience in developing and optimizing models. Experience in programming languages (e.g. Python, R, Scala, or Java). Strong understanding of data architecture, data warehousing, and cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Preferred Skills: Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire & motivate teams. Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities, with a strategic mindset to influence & drive change at all levels of the organization. Proven track record of driving technical innovation and delivering complex projects. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and effectively manage multiple priorities. Knowledge of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning practices. Comprehensive knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and Data Management practices, procedures, and processes. Knowledge of development of Risk & Compliance Plans for security vulnerability purposes. Comprehensive knowledge of various reporting systems. Comprehensive knowledge of development of Artificial Intelligence & Data Risk and Compliance Plans. Experience in forecasting, managing and effectively delivering multi-million-dollar organizational budgets and building zero-based budget models. Understanding of standard project methodologies regarding project initiation, current state analysis, future state design, implementation, and project transition/close-out. Ability to present business strategies (often to non-technical audiences) to obtain buy-in & funding for current and new technologies. Effective communication skills. Effective administrative and organizational skills. Effective people management skills. Strong working knowledge of regulatory and statutory risk & compliance requirements. Comprehensive understanding of company strategic goals and ability to align them to operations.
  • Location: This position will be onsite working at our GDIT facility in Falls Church, VA
  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

The likely salary range for this position is $204,000 - $276,000. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Travel Required:

Less than 10%

Telecommuting Options:


Work Location:

USA VA Falls Church

Additional Work Locations:

Total Rewards at GDIT:

Our benefits package for all US-based employees includes a variety of medical plan options, some with Health Savings Accounts, dental plan options, a vision plan, and a 401(k) plan offering the ability to contribute both pre and post-tax dollars up to the IRS annual limits and receive a company match. To encourage work/life balance, GDIT offers employees full flex work weeks where possible and a variety of paid time off plans, including vacation, sick and personal time, holidays, paid parental, military, bereavement and jury duty leave. To ensure our employees are able to protect their income, other offerings such as short and long-term disability benefits, life, accidental death and dismemberment, personal accident, critical illness and business travel and accident insurance are provided or available. We regularly review our Total Rewards package to ensure our offerings are competitive and reflect what our employees have told us they value most.

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.
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