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 the mission performance of a DoD customer organization. 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 perform a range of tasks to include developing algorithms, write scripts, build predictive analytics, use automation, and apply machine learning. You will use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help senior leaders within the customer organization 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. You will also provide ongoing coaching on data topics to include visualization, data mining, and analytic techniques. Join us as we use data science for good in the DoD. This position may require travel within the U.S. when necessary to accommodate client needs.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience with conducting data research and analysis work
  • Experience with Microsoft Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of research, data analysis skills and techniques, statistics, and relational database functionality, including Machine Learning, Classification and Regression Trees, Clustering Algorithms, Natural Language Processing, Generalized Regression Models, Survival Analysis, Risk Prediction, and Bayesian Inference
  • Ability to work with R statistical software, including Shiny and Markdown reports
  • Ability to work with Python, SAS, SQL, Git, or Tableau and UNIX BASH scripting
  • Ability to work with Matlab and Mathematica
  • Ability to travel within the US when necessary to accommodate client needs
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • BA or BS degree required

Nice If You Have:

  • Knowledge of Signature Reduction principles and practices
  • Ability to effectively communicate with multiple clients and external stakeholder organization representatives
  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including creation and delivery of written documents and presentations
  • 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; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph 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, 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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