Data Scientist, Lead

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 IoT, scientific computing, genomics, and artificial intelligence advances? In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open up new opportunities. As a scientific computing lead, 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 strategic innovation and public health. 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 will mentor teammates, develop algorithms, write scripts, build predictive analytics, apply machine learning, analyze analytics and automation, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help the client 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. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to use data science solutions to help your customers meet their toughest challenges. Join us as we use data science for good in public health. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience working in cloud-based environments using AWS, Azure, or data warehousing solutions, including Databricks

  • Experience with incorporating CI/CD, DevSecOps, or MLOps best practices into the development process

  • Experience with databases and scripting languages, including Python, R, or Shell

  • Experience leading and developing teams for leading-edge scientific computing efforts

  • Experience with data management using SQL and NoSQL based technologies

  • Ability to independently conduct analysis, interpretation, and communication of complex large datasets clearly and concisely

  • Ability to communicate scientific and technical topics via white papers, publications, and presentations

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust or Suitability/Fitness determination based on client requirements

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience leading a team of 5+ employees in a specialized area, including technical implementation on bioinformatics and genomics projects or public health informatics

  • Experience with next-generation sequencing, omics data analysis, and open-source omics analysis tools and workflows, as they apply to public health genomics

  • Experience using parallel programming capabilities through workflow tools, including Snakemake or Nextflow on Linux based high-performance computing environments

  • Experience with a wide range of supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques, including neural networks, decision trees, logistic regressions, or dimension reduction

  • Experience with visualization tools, including Power BI, Tableau, ArcGIS, or Splunk

  • Experience with SAS and SSPS programming using advanced programming methods and techniques

  • Experience with Federal contracting

  • Knowledge of statistical techniques, including multivariate analysis and hypothesis testing

  • Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Math, Biostatistics, Physics, Analytics, Computer Science, Data Science, Epidemiology, or Life Science preferred; Doctorate degree in Bioinformatics, Math, Biostatistics, Physics, Analytics, CS, Data Science, Epidemiology, or Life Science a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a government investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements of the U.S. government client.


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is 120,000 to 140,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

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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