Data Scientist Lead

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 leadership and analytical skills to advance the missions of key departments within homeland, justice, and security agencies in the federal government. 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 build analytical models, develop strategies, concept of operations and prototypes, visualize organizational bottlenecks and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn that set of disparate data points into objective answers to help senior federal leaders 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. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to use data science solutions to help your customers meet their toughest challenges. Join us as we use data science for good across the federal government to advance complex missions.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with data analytics and management consulting
  • 2+ years of experience with advanced data capabilities, including machine learning (ML) model development, statistical analysis, and strategic data planning
  • Experience with developing solutions using advanced data visualization tools and languages, including R, RShiny, Python, Splunk, Apache Spark, Tableau, or PowerBI
  • Experience with developing and reviewing final reports, deliverables, and presentations on complex analytical topics for federal clients
  • Ability to communicate clearly, prioritize tasks, and balance workloads across a team and raise risks in advance
  • Ability to articulate complex technical challenges and solutions to non-technical leaders
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with providing analytical solutions to Border Security and Immigration Clients, including DHS Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement or United States Coast Guard
  • Experience with standing up analytical projects and initiatives in data rich client environments
  • Top Secret clearance preferred
  • MA or MS degree in Data Science, Data Analytics, CS, Economics, or Statistics


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 can expect:

  • access to online and onsite training in data analysis and presentation methodologies, and tools like Hortonworks, Docker, Tableau, and Splunk
  • a chance to change the world with the Data Science Bowl—the world’s premier data science for social good competition
  • participation 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 5,000 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? 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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