Sr. Principal Data Scientist

Requisition ID: R10011540

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Falls Church - VA, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes- May Consider Full Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Expand your career through experience and exposure at Northrop Grumman, while supporting a mission that seeks to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. We are looking for a Senior Principal Data Scientist to join the People Analytics team where we lead the people and talent analytics function. At Northrop Grumman, our mission is to use data and analytical approaches to inform our most important people decisions.

As a Sr. Principal Data Scientist, you’re a strategic thinker who can apply data science and machine learning to make well-informed people decisions. You ask questions about people, the business, and how we can use data to find creative solutions. You are candid and collaborative in taking on our most difficult analytics projects as well as the process and culture changes that accompany them. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Translating business questions and identifying and implementing appropriate modeling or analysis techniques

  • Taking projects from initial concept through deployment

  • Creating data visualizations using common tools (Python or R libraries, Tableau, etc.)

  • Utilizing exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to present complex models or analyses to business partners

  • Collaborating with stakeholders, teammates, and business leaders

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in a STEM field with 7 years of experience, 4 with a PhD. Focus in data science, computer science, or statistics preferred

  • Expertise in machine learning, modeling algorithms, or statistics

  • Experience with Python, R, or another scripting language

  • Experience with SQL, ETL, and databases

  • Experience collaborating on projects with multiple teams, managing relationships, and communicating findings to audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building pipelines for machine learning models

  • Experience automating processes

  • Experience with talent or people or t related data analytics

  • Ability to work with the utmost confidentiality when applicable

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on a team

Salary Range: 138100 - 207100

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 ( we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.