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 let our customers make better decisions based on their data. 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 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 our customers 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.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

-Experience with the collection, manipulation, and visualization of large data sets

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

-Experience with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) and developing macros

-Experience with identifying analytic insight in data, developing visualizations, and presenting findings to stakeholders

-Knowledge of statistical analysis techniques

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Nice if You Have:

-Experience with one or more of the following for analytics and visualizations: R, Python, or SQL

-Experience with using an enterprise data warehouse for generating custom reports

-Experience with statistical analysis techniques and machine learning 

-Experience with source control and dependency management software, including Git or Maven

-Experience with using relational databases, including MySQL

-Knowledge of various machine learning algorithms and their designs, capabilities, and limitations

-Ability to be innovate, generate out-of-the-box solutions, think strategically and creatively, and present results to executive-level leadership

-Ability to build complex extraction, transformation, and load (ETL) pipelines to clean and fuse data together

-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

-BA or BS degree in Operations Research, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field preferred; MA or MS degree in Operations Research, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field a plus

Clearance:

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, 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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