Data Scientist, Senior

The Challenge:

Are you excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set? Are you fascinated by the possibilities presented by the IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence advances? In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open up new opportunities. As a data scientist, you can turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve global challenges. Across private and public sectors — from fraud detection, to cancer research, to national intelligence — you know the answers are in the data.

We have an opportunity for you to use your leadership and analytical skills to improve national security missions. You’ll work closely with your customer to understand their questions and needs, and then dig into their data-rich environment to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll mentor teammates, develop algorithms, write scripts, build predictive analytics, use automation, apply machine learning and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help national security leadership make informed decisions. You’ll provide your customer with a deep understanding of their data, what it all means, and how they can use it. Join us as we use data science for good!

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience with identifying correlations in data and identifying patterns and trends
  • 3+ years of experience with automating correlation analysis to update as new data becomes available
  • 3+ years of experience with data visualization techniques, ideally that can be leveraged in a web-based environment
  • Experience with data manipulation, quality assurance, data curation, data cleaning, normalization, analysis, or modeling
  • Knowledge of data analytics tools and methods for data collection and analysis reporting
  • Knowledge of data science and statistics, including Regular Expressions, Clustering, and Regression
  • Ability to manipulate datasets and develop appropriate data models, track and evaluate patterns, and apply analytical and statistical methods, including predictive models to evaluate and solve problems
  • Ability to recommend solutions to data science challenges and communicate effectively with staff, management, and clients
  • Secret clearance 
  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning or another advanced field
  • Experience with software development in an object-oriented programming language, including Java, C#, or C++
  • Knowledge of business intelligence platforms, including Tableau, Qlikview, or Spotfire
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Possession of excellent analytical, data mining, and problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills


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

Build Your Career:

At Booz Allen, we know the power of analytics and we’re dedicated to helping you grow as a data analysis professional. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the chance to:

  • access online and onsite training in data analysis and presentation methodologies, and tools like Hortonworks, Docker, Tableau, and Splunk
  • change the world with the Data Science Bowl—the world’s premier data science for social good competition
  • participate in partnerships with data science leaders, like our partnership with NVIDIA to deliver Deep Learning Institute (DLI) training to the federal government

You’ll have access to a wealth of training resources through our Analytics University, an online learning portal specifically geared towards data science and analytics skills, where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and state-of-the-art tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site bootcamps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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