Computational Social Scientist in McLean, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Job Number: R0006676

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Computational Social Scientist

Key Role:

Develop and validate the application of novel and established mathematical, statistical, and game–theoretic techniques to client problems of interest. Research projects and evaluate published and peer–reviewed techniques as they apply to client–specific data. Design, test, and implement novel algorithms and simulations to address client–defined problems and validate code and models produced by academic researchers for client tasks. Collaborate with analysts from a variety of social science and engineering backgrounds, including diverse methodological perspectives.

Basic Qualifications:

-3 years of experience with applying mathematical or statistical techniques to novel problems of interest

-3 years of experience with reviewing academic research papers and computer code to validate the methods assumptions, fitting it to a particular goal, and adapting the method to address client goals and data limits

-Experience with comprehending a qualitative scenario and writing a computer simulation of the system

-Experience with analyzing applied problems mathematically and statistically to produce an algorithmic solution

-Experience with economic modeling techniques, including Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models, econometrics, or agent

-based computational economics

-Knowledge of R, MATLAB, C#, and Python

-Top Secret clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-BA or BS degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a quantitative field preferred; MA or MS degree a plus


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

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

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