Data Scientist

Requisition ID: 20018261

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Raleigh
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Position of Public Trust
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

We are seeking a Data Scientist to support our customer in Raleigh, NC. This is an on-site position with no telecommute possibilities. In today’s economy, our customer must respond faster than ever before; and we have to base that response on insights from data analytics modeling instead of “years of experience” or historical reporting. The Data Science and Exploration group will provide the organization with future-oriented analyses that can be used to help drive changes and improvements in business practices. By employing analytical techniques, applied to research data, which go beyond simply describing the data we will be able to explore the hidden relationships and patterns within the data.

The selected candidate will have experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods and tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms, and creating/running simulations. The ideal candidate will be adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. They must have an ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. The candidate should be highly analytical with a knack for analysis, math and statistics, with demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Passion for machine-learning and research are also highly coveted.

Roles and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
• Data exploration - Explore large data sets using a variety of tools to build model ready data products and provide any requirements to ETL developers to productize.
• Model Building - Description: Leverage analytics tools like SAS to build complex statistical and machine learning models to build predictive and prescriptive strategies.
• Adhoc Insight Generation - Description: Quickly explore data and apply descriptive statistics to provide rapid insights for the business customer.
• Create data mining architectures/models/protocols, statistical reporting, and data analysis methodologies to identify trends in large data sets. Analysis may have many applications such as to address a business issue or provide a competitive advantage for the organization
• Utilizes strong statistical and data visualization skills
• Uses and applies technical principles, theories, and concepts
• Demonstrates the skill and ability to perform professional tasks
• Develops recommended solutions to technical problems as assigned
• Submits work for review of soundness of technical judgment, quality, and accuracy
• Contributes to the completion of assigned technical tasks

Basic Qualifications:
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Statistics, or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of statistics experience
  •  Master’s degree in Computer Science, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Statistics, or related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of statistics experience
  •  Experience with customer churn and lead generation modeling.
  •  Knowledge of statistics, including sample design and probability sampling techniques, survey and experimental design, and measures of precision.
  •  Knowledge of industry developments, business practices, and technical developments to meet business needs.
  •  Ability to use computer-based data and operating systems, programming languages, and statistical packages (R, SAS, etc.)
  •  Experience working with large datasets in a Hadoop environment.
  •  Experience with SQL in Oracle and Teradata environments.
  •  Ability to provide technical guidance related to data design, data collection, and statistical analysis.
  •  Ability to communicate facts or ideas orally and in writing, when answering questions, giving directions, providing information, preparing reports/presentations, and in preparing documentation.
  •  Ability to provide relevant leadership and support to management, peers, and customers for data science best practices and procedures.
  •  Must be able to work on-site in Raleigh, NC
  •  Must be able to obtain a Position of Public Trust Clearance – US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), and must not have traveled outside the US for a combined total of 6 months or more in last 5 years.
  •  Must have resided in the US for the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master's degree or PhD in related field
• Significant experience with R, Python, C++, Hadoop, SQL Database/Coding, Apache Spark, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and visualization tools such as Tableau
• Demonstrated experience working with unstructured data
• An active DoD Secret security clearance (or higher)
• Local to the Raleigh, NC area as this position does not provide relocation assistance.


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.