Computational Social 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 analyzing data sets to support the intelligence community? In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities. As a Computational Social Scientist, you can turn these complex open and classified data sets into useful information to solve intelligence community challenges.

We have an opportunity for you to use your analytical, research, and data modeling skills to improve the intelligence community. You’ll work closely with a diversely skilled team and 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 senior leadership 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’ll apply data mining techniques, perform statistical analysis, and build high-quality prediction models. You’ll obtain data through advanced computerized models, extrapolate data patterns through advanced algorithms, develop graphs and charts to explain how the information will influence specific projects, present to clients on how to best alter their operating models to generate future trends, and discover patterns and previously hidden insights. You’ll apply broad domain expertise to comprehend data origins and context to ensure consistency of data, merge data sources together, and help others to gain a better comprehension of data. Join us as we use data science for good in the intelligence community.

You Have:

-3+ years of experience with social or hard sciences, data science, or an analytics field

-Experience in working with applying machine learning, data mining, statistics, and algorithms to solve analytic problems using Python or R

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

-MA or MS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with working in the intelligence community

-Ability to function well in unstructured environments with minimal supervision

-PhD degree preferred


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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