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 improve nuclear security analysis. You’ll work closely with your IT 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 mentor teammates, develop algorithms, write scripts, build predictive analytics, use automation, applied 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 data driven decisions. In this role, you'll design and implement enterprise solutions to improve and sustain customer satisfaction with IT service delivery in relation to mission functions, including customer satisfaction. As a data scientist, you will also apply experience with structured and unstructured data and provide initial data investigation and analysis to solve unique data problems and develop data solutions. 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.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with data science, data analytics, or research analytics

  • Experience with database design and centralized and federated data models

  • Experience with data, analytic, and presentation platforms and how they interrelate to produce a working research capability

  • Experience in designing and implementing access controls that support the confidentiality and integrity of data

  • Experience with writing and verbalizing complex modeling processes and outcomes, including correlations, level of confidence, applicability, model factors, or meaning of results

  • Knowledge of data profiling and statistical analysis for machine modeling tools

  • Knowledge of predictive models and identification of non-obvious data anomalies and data correlations for predictive modeling

  • Ability to perform hypothesis testing to validate model performance and to confirm or reject hypothesis

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with using statistical metrics to generate quantified performance reports for effectiveness and efficiency

  • Experience with statistical analysis tools to determine variability of predictions in multiple dimensions and sensitivity and specificity of models

  • Experience with data analytics tools and technologies, including Talend, Databricks, Python, and Tableau

  • Experience leading teams of data scientists and analysts

  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Master's degree


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret 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, 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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