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Data Scientist

Requisition ID: R10051562

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Palmdale, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: Days (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.

Mission Assurance at the Northrop Grumman facility located in Palmdale, CA is seeking an individual with the skills of a data scientist who wants the opportunity to make significant and ongoing contributions to the Mission Assurance team. In this position, you will be helping to drive innovation through many data driven processes. You will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and presenting data, including providing actionable intelligence gathered from multiple disparate data sets. The ideal candidate possesses the analytical aptitude and problem-solving skillset necessary for extracting value from a collection of novel data sets. This position requires the synthesis of new information to generate intelligence that allows us to drive new innovations forward. The ideal candidate is willing to learn about both new technologies and concepts and can effectively communicate their own knowledge to others. This candidate is also expected to aid in the development of a data analysis pipeline that will lend itself towards automation while utilizing engineering and statistical techniques. Telecommute/remote is not an option for this position. This position’s standard work schedule is a 4/10, Monday-Thursday.

Your responsibilities:

  • Aggregate and analyze data from multiple sources to identify trends and patterns using data science fundamentals.
  • Design, model, and document the logical and conceptual relationship of data and database changes for metrics and analytics.
  • Development/programming of tools to improve pipeline efficiency, automate repetitive tasks, and implement new analysis tools/techniques.
  • Effectively generate ideas and support building data tools in order to effectively automate analysis processes.
  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical and analytical techniques to provide ongoing reports and visualizations.
  • Design and prototype data analytics pipelines that effectively summarize data for identification of trends and correlations.
  • Gathering data from primary or secondary data sources to identify and interpret trends.
  • Problem-solving skills and root-cause analysis to ensure that curated data is accurate, repeatable, and explainable

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical area with 2 years of relevant experience (or Masters)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of data gathering, cleansing and transformation techniques
  • Experience with common data science toolkits/languages such as python/R, scikit-learn, PyTorch/TensorFlow, matplotlib, numpy, C++ or python
  • Able to obtain and maintain a secret clearance and special program access per business requirements. US Citizenship is a requirement of this.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices in data analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Documenting processes and maintaining data records.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Data Science
  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Special Program Access
  • Proficiency using query languages such as SQL
  • Applied statistics skills, such as distributions, statistical testing, regression, etc.
  • Experience with Atlassian Suite (JIRA, Bitbucket, Confluence)

Salary Range: $90,600 USD - $136,000 USD

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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.


Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.