Advanced Research Data Scientist, Senior

The Opportunity:

As an analytics professional, you’re excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set, and you’re fascinated by the possibilities presented by IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. If you care about moving a mission forward as much as advancing the field of data science, this is the opportunity for you. Your deep analytical knowledge, advanced research expertise, and consulting mindset, coupled with an original approach to your work, will help clients and stakeholders make sense of their data and encourage actionable results. We’re looking for someone like you to lead complex data exploration and analytics projects through your experience with advanced mathematics, programming languages, including R and Python, software containerization, and Cloud computing technologies for processing at the edge of legacy and future DoD platforms and providing advanced capabilities directly to the warfighter in rapid, relevant timelines.

As an advanced data scientist and researcher on our team, you’ll learn and apply innovative data science techniques and Cloud computing methodologies to make a real-world impact on how advanced technologies get into the hands of the warfighter and deployed onto various platforms across the DoD. You’ll grow your skills in an ever-changing environment and shape the future of analytics through a variety of means like peer-reviewed papers and submissions to open government reference architectures being employed around the world. We’ll keep you sharp and moving forward in your career, with access to the latest tools, methods, and opportunities to develop industry-facing publications and presentations. Whether you’re integrating new capabilities from a National Lab onto a legacy platform or changing the way capability research and development occurs within the DoD, you’ll guide a team that serves critical missions from end to end.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:  

  • 5+ years of experience as a researcher analyzing and collecting data or contributing to software development surrounding data analysis and collection systems 

  • Experience with machine learning engineering

  • Knowledge of at least one modern programming language, including Python or Java

  • Ability to work in an Agile framework within a distributed team, leveraging the latest collaboration tools  

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:  

  • Knowledge of modern Cloud computing techniques for the deployment of software capabilities, including Docker or Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of multiple programming languages, including Java, JavaScript, Python, and C++

  • Knowledge of multiple operating systems, including Linux and Windows

  • Knowledge of modern software development tools, including DevSecOps CI and CD pipelines, code scanning, and Git

  • Knowledge of digital signal processing techniques

  • Knowledge of advanced waveforms and RF engineering

  • Knowledge of applied mathematical tools

  • Knowledge of AI and Machine Learning methodologies

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Master's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics


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

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.

A Place Where You Belong

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Your Candidate Journey

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

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