Data Scientist, Lead at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington DC)

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Job Number: R0137964

Data Scientist, Lead
The Challenge:

Are you a seasoned analytics professional who wants to be at the cutting-edge of data science and artificial intelligence? If you care about leading a mission forward as much as advancing the field of data science, this is the opportunity for you. Your deep machine language and consulting expertise, coupled with an original approach to your work, will guide clients and stakeholders as they make sense of their data and encourage actionable results. We're looking for someone like you to lead complex data exploration and analytics projects through your experience with the full life-cycle of building and deploying predictive modeling for fraud detection and prevention.

As an advanced data scientist/researcher on our artificial intelligence team, you'll introduce innovative machine learning methodologies to make a real-world impact on finding fraud and detecting identity theftYou'll share your skills in predictive modeling and shape the future of analytics through a variety of means.

We'll keep you sharp and moving forward in your career, with access to online courses and the latest tools and methods. Whether you're using AI to find fraud, waste or abuse or fighting bad actors you'll lead a team that serves critical missions from end to end. This position is open to remote delivery anywhere within the U.S., to include the District of Columbia.

Join us. The world can't wait.

You Have:
  • 5+ years of experience with data science, machine learning or modeling
  • Experience with full lifecycle of machine learning development and deployment including gathering requirements, identifying data, preparing data, and building, validating and deploying predictive models
  • Experience in business development such as writing proposals, preparing and giving presentations to potential clients or developing frameworks targeted to potential clients
  • Experience in providing technical direction and leadership to data science teams, including on the best way to handle analytic ad hoc requests
  • Experience in R, Python, or PySpark
  • Experience working with and presenting to nontechnical clients who have minimal expertise in AI or ML
  • Ability to create effective solutions and strategies for clients that might be lacking data or technology
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • High School Diploma or GED
Nice If You Have:
  • Experience with building predictive models
  • Experience in developing predictive models around fraud, risk, insider threat or other rare events
  • Experience in running efficient queries on large relational databases, including Oracle or SQL Server
  • Experience with cloud AI environments, including Databricks, Azure ML or AWS Sagemaker
  • Experience in working with financial transactions or payments
  • Knowledge of Agile and Scrum processes
  • Knowledge of the landscape of technology capabilities around AI and ML
  • Bachelors degree

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


The proposed salary range for this position in Colorado is $140,000 to $170,000. Final salary will be determined based on various factors.

At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choice, and support your total well-being. Our comprehensive benefit offerings include healthcare, retirement plan, insurance programs, commuter program, employee assistance program, paid and unpaid leave programs, education assistance, and childcare benefits.

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 Databricks.
  • change the world with the Data Science Bowl-the world's premier data science for social good event
  • 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.
More Information on Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in McLean, VA. Booz Allen Hamilton was founded in 1914. It has 33214 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1067 open jobs at Booz Allen Hamilton, click here.
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