Job Description

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  • Richmond, Kentucky, USA
Data Strategist, Lead

The Opportunity:

As a data strategist, 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. In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities. As a data strategist at Booz Allen, you can turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve global challenges. We’re looking for a data science lead like you to solve complex challenges and deliver leading-edge solutions for an Army client.

As a data strategist on our Army team, you’ll use your leadership skills and data strategy expertise to create real-world impact. You’ll work closely with Army enterprise clients to understand their questions and needs, and then dig into their data-rich environments to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll guide and mentor your team as you oversee the development of algorithms and systems. You’ll use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn sets of disparate data points into objective answers to advise your clients as they make informed decisions. As a technical leader, you’ll identify new opportunities to use data strategy solutions to help your clients meet their toughest challenges. Ultimately, you’ll provide a deep understanding of the data, what it all means, and how it can be used. 

Work with us as we use data strategy for good.  

Join us. The world can’t wait.  

You Have: 

  • Experience in working with advanced algorithms and machine learning models to produce analytical or visual products for clients 
  • Experience with building engineering code using open-source programming languages
  • Experience with leading data science and literacy initiatives
  • Ability to program in an object-oriented language, including Java, C, C++, C#, Haskell, R, or Python 
  • Ability to communicate and report findings clearly and concisely for clients 
  • Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience with applying advanced statistics, including natural language processing and machine learning engineering
  • Experience with developing machine learning models or Python, C++, and Java code in a team environment for git, GitLab, or GitHub 
  • Experience in working with Cloud filesystems, including AWS S3 
  • Experience with scaling data across distributed data engineering and computing, including Apache Nifi, Airflow, Spark, Dask, or Luigi  
  • Experience with SQL and database technologies, including Elasticsearch, Solr, Impala, Kafka, HBase, Accumulo, Cassandra, Impala, Neo4j, ArangoDB, OrientDB, AWS DynamoDB, Redshift, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB, Oracle, or MSSQL 
  • Experience with leading proposal and business development opportunities
  • Ability to comprehend advanced statistics in data science for measuring and evaluating machine learning models 
  • Master’s degree 
  • AWS Data Analytics, Machine Learning, or Solutions Architect Certification


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 develop 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 $110,100.00 to $250,000.00 (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. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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