Data Scientist, Senior

The Challenge:

Do you want to be a Data Scientist?

Are you innately curious, a natural born problem solver, a contrarian or a risk taker?

Do you want to solve complex, challenging problems?

Do you want to have fun while doing so?

Do you want to work alongside others who are passionate about using data science to change the world?

Booz Allen Hamilton is no longer just a consulting firm. We offer an environment in which you can create and deploy data-driven tools while serving as a trusted advisor to your clients. We solve cutting-edge commercial and government problems through research, development, and collaboration among teams working with leading edge technology. Our Strategic Innovation Group offers the best of both worlds: a start-up environment with the backing of an established consulting firm. You will be met with a 100-year history of success and a firm-wide belief that our team should lead the way in innovation by being disrupters and thought leaders in data science.

Our Data Science team: In this role, you will join a diverse, collaborative, and ever-growing data science team. You will work alongside highly-skilled practitioners, including a master-class Kaggle competitor, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and nationally recognized data science thought leaders with coverage in Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and many others. You will deliver intellectual capital and solutions that enable our clients to derive the maximum value from their data while solving our clients most pressing business needs.

A day in the life what our Data Scientists do:

  • Tap into the firms consulting roots to define business problems while manipulating data, developing analytical solutions, and executing models
  • Identify new opportunities to further apply advanced analytics solutions with our existing clients
  • Work across all of our markets with private and public sector clients in Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences (Health), and Defense
  • Pioneer and champion data science for social good while working with national museums, international organizations and non-profits

This position is located in Central Maryland.

You Have:
-4+ years of experience with advanced data analytic techniques, including data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, graph algorithms, or Natural Language Processing (NLP)

-2+ years of experience with programming in an object-oriented programming language, including Java, C++, or Python

-2+ years of experience with one or more analytical programming languages and data visualization platforms, including R, R Shiny, Python, Tableau, SAS, SPSS, JavaScript, or SQL

-Experience in working with massive and diverse data sets, including structured and unstructured data and data gathering, data cleaning, data wrangling, and data visualization

-Experience with feature selection, building and optimizing models, and developing supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques and accounting for their capabilities and limitations

-Ability to show a proven track record of weaving data and analysis into a compelling format that is client- and solutions-driven and easily digestible, resulting in client approval

-Ability to work both independently and as a team member

-Ability to author complex documents describing, visualizing and presenting analytical results

-Active TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

-BA or BS degree in Data Science, Statistics, Data Analytics, Mathematics, Psychology, Economics, Operations Research, or CS

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with Big Data analysis programming techniques and technologies, including Hadoop, MapReduce, or Spark

-Experience with working at the client site-Possession of excellent analytical, data mining, and problem-solving skills

-Experience with designing and implementing custom machine learning algorithms or graph algorithms

-Experience with deep learning paradigms and frameworks

-Ability to exhibit flexibility, initiative, and innovation when dealing with ambiguous and fast-paced situations

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-MS degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics field preferred; MS degree in Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics, or CS a plus


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

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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