Data Scientist Cybersecurity Engineer, Senior

The Challenge:

Everyone knows security needs to be “baked in” to a system architecture, but you actually know how to bake it in. You can identify and implement ways to harden systems and reduce their attack surface. What if you could use your cyber and data science skills to design, develop and implement secure systems for national security and DoD clients? We’re looking for an experienced cybersecurity engineer who can create solutions utilizing data science techniques that will stand up to even the most advanced cyber threats.

You’ll design, configure, and implement advanced architecture security solutions in your client’s critical mission environments. You’ll coordinate work with network and systems engineers and Cybersecurity analysts to identify the right mix of tools and techniques to translate your customer’s IT needs and future goals into a plan that will enable secure and effective solutions. We need to come up with the best solution, so you’ll investigate new techniques, break free from the legacy model, and go where the industry is going. You’ll guide teams through a critical approach to network design, providing alternatives and customizing solutions, to maintain a balance of security and mission needs. Your technical expertise will be vital as you help customers overcome their most difficult challenges by integrating secure practices like endpoint-based detection, identity and access management, and advanced analytics. You’ll be able to broaden your skillset into areas like automation and orchestration of security events and zero trust methodologies, all while building peace of mind in critical infrastructure.

You Have:

  • 10+ years of experience with systems and network security

  • Experience with Python, Java, or Spark languages

  • Experience with machine learning, data visualization, statistical analysis, and other data science techniques to enable insider threat detection

  • Experience with writing and interpreting requirements for the implementation of network security and controls, endpoint security and firewall appliances and systems, and developing use cases for customers

  • Experience with Splunk or other automation, analytics, or infrastructure monitoring tools

  • Experience with performing hands-on duties supporting customers during product demonstrations, training, and implementations

  • Knowledge of risk and threat analytics

  • Ability to create, update, and maintain technical documentation and diagrams

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with DoD networks, programs, and architectures

  • Experience with product evaluations and conducting analysis of alternatives based on customer requirements

  • Knowledge of zero trust best practices and methodologies

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

  • Possession of excellent analytical, data mining, and problem-solving skills


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.

Build Your Career:

Consulting at Booz Allen means empowering you to provide your customers with the best support. With a consulting career at Booz Allen, you’ll have access to:

  • a large business consulting community

  • experts in virtually every field

  • a culture that focuses on supporting our employees

We have opportunities that provide stability while offering variety, so you can find the right fit for your career — and your life. You’ll also have access to a wealth of training resources through our Digital University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and 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 courses, 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. With contracts across the globe in multiple industries, no matter where you want to go with your consulting career, we have the path the takes you there.

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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