Job Description

Virginia Beach,VA,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Open Source Intelligence Data Scientist

The Opportunity:  

Are you excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set? Are you fascinated by the possibilities presented by the open source and publicly available data available because of our increasingly connected world? These massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities for those with analytical and technical skills. The problem facing the Intelligence Community (IC) is no longer how to get more data, it’s understanding how to turn this massive amount of data into answers our warfighters can use. That’s where you come in.

As an open-source intelligence and publicly available information (PAI) data scientist, you can leverage your experience to turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve operational defense challenges. You’ll work closely with military leaders and warfighters to understand their questions and requirements, and then dig into the publicly available data-rich environment to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll explore new data sources, create effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources to support the U.S. and operational partners. You'll apply expertise in intelligence, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and collections to help our military clients make informed operational decisions. You'll find and work with available web and social media content, construct new OSINT and PAI tradecraft documents and workflows, and analyze the development of OSINT and PAI tradecraft. 

You’ll provide your customer with a deep understanding of open-source data, what it all means, and how they can use it.  Join us as we blend traditional intelligence activities with data science for good. 

Join us. The world can't wait.

You Have:   

  • 5+ years of experience with intelligence analysis, including developing collection plans and risk assessments

  • Experience with PAI analytic principals

  • Experience with all-source analysis or targeting at the tactical level

  • Knowledge of national and service-specific OSINT policy and regulations

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Completion of OS301 Basic OSINT Course, OS302 Intermediate OSINT Tools and Tradecraft Course, and OS303 Advanced OSINT Tradecraft Course

Nice If You Have:   

  • 2+ years of experience creating software for retrieving, parsing, and processing structured and unstructured data

  • Experience with ETL and ELT workflows for reporting analytics

  • Experience automating data engineering tasks and accessing data using APIs and crawlers

  • Experience designing, developing, operationalizing, and maintaining complex data applications at enterprise scale using Power BI, Tableau, or Qlik

  • Experience with all-source intelligence processes, data evaluation, and analytical tools

  • Knowledge of intelligence disciplines, including signals intelligence (SIGINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT)

  • Knowledge of internet-based research, including Boolean logic, search engines, and database resources, and internet sources, including social media, social networking tools, data exploitation, and commercial and industry-based databases

  • Ability to program in Python, SQL, R, or Scala

  • Ability to brief senior leaders with technical aptitude, provide rapid intelligence responses, and write technical products

  • Master's degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.  

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll develop your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Not ready to apply? Join our talent community and sign up for job alerts.