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 deliver critical data insights to policy makers and warfighters to support countering national security threats. You’ll work closely with your customer, other data scientists, and analysts to understand the clients' 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, use automation, apply machine learning, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help national security customers make informed decisions. You'll work hand-in-hand with analysts to understand the domain and functional problem sets, then design solutions to rapidly analyze the data to solve the problem. 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 the national security arena.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-2+ years of experience with programming languages, including Java, Python, or R

-Experience with applying machine learning, data mining, statistics, and algorithms to solve analytic problems

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

-TS/SCI clearance; willingness to take a polygraph exam

-BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience in working with various intelligence disciplines, including GEOINT, HUMINT, MASINT, OSINT, and SIGINT and the data and tools associated with these disciplines

-Experience with intelligence or operations analyses in the DoD or intelligence communities

-MA or MS degree in a related field

-DoD 8570 Compliance Certification, including Security+ or CISSP


Clearance:

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

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, onsite boot camps, 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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