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Wargame and Exercise Data Scientist in McLean, VA at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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    McLean, VA
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Job Description

Job Number: R0043583

Wargame and Exercise Data Scientist

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 analytical skills to design and execute wargames, exercises, and simulations. You’ll work closely with our clients to understand their questions and needs, and then dig into their data-rich environment to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll develop algorithms, write scripts, build predictive analytics, build models, use automation, apply machine learning, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn various data points into objective answers that help senior leadership in a multitude of industries to make informed decisions. You’ll provide our clients 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 in wargames, exercises, and simulations.

Use data science skills and background to:

  • Consult on the design and execution of strategic and operational level wargames for a range of participants from senior military leaders to C-Suite leaders, action officers, and corporate managers
  • Consult on the design, execution, and delivery of analytic tasks associated with wargames, simulations, and tabletop exercises, including the shaping of objectives, crafting of wargaming constructs, authoring of scenarios, facilitation of participant discussions, overseeing logistics, and authoring of after action reports and briefings
  • Assist with the application of Course of Action (COA) analysis, strategy development, and organizational processes and procedures to craft wargames that allow participants to test assumptions in a minimal-risk environment and gain stakeholder buy-in

Empower change with us.

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 can expect:

  • Access to online and onsite training in data analysis and presentation methodologies, and tools like Hortonworks, Docker, Tableau, and Splunk
  • A chance to change the world with the Data Science Bowl—the world’s premier data science for social good competition
  • Participation 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? 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.

You Have:

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a proficient level

-Experience with coding, predictive analytics, scripting, knowledge management, and automating research

-Knowledge of general data science tools, techniques, procedures, and best practices

-Ability to automate research tasks and compile mass quantities of quantitative and qualitative data for analysis

-Ability to work independently or with small to medium-sized teams

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with planning and executing workshops, seminars, exercises, simulations, or wargames

-Experience with with policy, analysis, incident management, or modeling in any of the following subject areas: national security, defense, intelligence, business, or Cybersecurity

-Experience with modeling and simulations

-Experience with managing budgets

-Ability to lead components of larger tasks

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-Possession of excellent interpersonal skills

-MA or MS degree

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

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