Data Scientist

McLean, Virginia, United States
Apr 17, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
Full Time
Job Description Job Number: R0021469

Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and technology for more than 100 years. Today, the firm provides management and technology consulting and engineering services to leading Fortune 500 corporations, governments, and not-for-profits across the globe. Booz Allen partners with public and private sector clients to solve their most difficult challenges through a combination of consulting, analytics, mission operations, technology, systems delivery, cybersecurity, engineering and innovation expertise.

Data Scientist

So you want to be a Data Scientist?

-Are you innately curious, a natural born problem solver, a contrarian or a risk taker?

-Do you want to solve complex, challenging problems?

-Do you want to have fun while doing so?

-Do you want to work alongside others who are passionate about using data science to change the world?

Booz Allen Hamilton is no longer just a consulting firm. We offer an environment in which you can create and deploy data-driven tools while serving as a trusted advisor to your clients. We solve cutting-edge commercial and government problems through research, development, and collaboration among teams working with leading edge technology. Our Strategic Innovation Group offers the best of both worlds: a start-up environment with the backing of an established consulting firm. You will be met with a 100-year history of success and a firm-wide belief that our team should lead the way in innovation by being disrupters and thought leaders in data science.

Our Data Science team: In this role, you will join a diverse, collaborative, and ever-growing data science team. You will work alongside highly-skilled practitioners, including a master-class Kaggle competitor, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, and nationally recognized data science thought leaders with coverage in WSJ, HBR, and many others. You will deliver intellectual capital and solutions that enable our clients to derive the maximum value from their data while solving our clients most pressing business needs.

A day in the life what our Data Scientists do:

-Tap into the firms consulting roots to define business problems while manipulating data, developing analytical solutions, and executing models

-Identify new opportunities to further apply advanced analytics solutions with our existing clients

-Work across all of our markets with private and public sector clients in Energy, Financial Services, Life Sciences (Health), and Defense

-Pioneer and champion data science for social good while working with national museums, international organizations and non-profits

-Enhance the diversity of the firm by helping to attract, develop, and retain our existing talent

This position is located in Washington, DC, Boston, MA, San Diego, CA, Houston, TX, or New York, NY.

Basic Qualifications:

-2 years of experience with advanced data analytic techniques, including data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, and Natural Language Processing

-1 year of experience with programming in an object-oriented programming language, including Java or Python

-Experience in working with massive data sets, including structured and unstructured with at least 1 prior engagement involving data gathering, data cleaning, data mining, and data visualization

-Ability to show a proven track record of weaving data and analysis into a compelling format that is client- and solutions-driven and easily digestible resulting in client approval

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with scientific research processes and bioinformatics, health and analytical tools related to genomics, medical imaging, phenotypic, or related data

-Experience with an object-oriented programming language, including Java or Python

-Experience with articulating the overall story derived from data and analysis and explaining complex analyses and themes to non-technical and technical audiences

-Knowledge of government-funded research processes and initiatives

-Knowledge of advanced data analytic techniques, including data mining, machine learning, statistical analysis, and Natural Language Processing

-Ability to show a track record of solving large, complex problems

-BA or BS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, EE, CS, or related fields preferred; MA or MS degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Genetics, Neuroscience, or similar health-related fields a plus; PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, or related fields a plus


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

Integrating a full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems by their side to help them achieve their missions.  Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/Disability/Vet.

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