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 improve Air Force mission solutions. 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 develop data collection tools, data visualizations and dashboard, algorithms/scripts to process data or conduct predictive analytics leveraging machine learning or other approaches. and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help Air Force leaders 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 in aerospace mission solutions.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 6+ years of experience with scripting and scientific languages, including Python, R, C++, or Java
  • 6+years of experience with tools to manage data and databases including Microsoft Excel, Access, SharePoint, or SQL
  • 6+ years of experience with data collection, data processing, data visualization, data analytics, and data science approaches and tools
  • Knowledge of statistical measures, including confidence intervals and the significance of error measurements, mathematical modeling techniques, optimization approaches, or machine learning algorithm development
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • 6+ years of experience with applying machine learning techniques and the key parameters that affect their performance
  • 6+ years of experience with Big Data programming technologies, including Hadoop, Spark, R, or Hive
  • 6+ years of experience in working with a wide range of predictive and decision models and tools for developing models
  • Experience with using statistical software applications, including SAS, R, MATLAB, SPSS, or Stata
  • Experience with developing statistical and simulation models
  • Experience in natural language processing topics, including tagging, syntactic parsing, word sense disambiguation, topic modeling, contextual text mining, and application of deep learning to NLP
  • Experience with developing experimental and analytic plans for data modeling processes, using strong baselines, and determining cause and effect relationships accurately
  • Secret clearance
  • 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.

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 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.

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