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Principal Data Scientist

Requisition ID: R10041465

  • Category IconCategory: Research and Sciences
  • Location IconLocation: Unknown, Virginia, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • 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.

The Mission Systems (MS) Sector (ASO) Advanced Strategic Operations Analytics and Insight organization is seeking a Principal Data Scientist to lead the implementation of strategic program execution initiatives.   In support of MS multiple divisions, the individual will be responsible for developing new technical principles and leading technical aspects of strategic initiatives, ensuring cost, schedule and quality objectives are met through the use of advanced analytics, multi-disciplined leadership, and continuous improvement techniques. This individual will develop and apply advanced technical principles, theory, and concepts across the MS Sector Divisions to support strategic planning, execute strategic projects, develop operational business opportunities, and drive schedule and cost reductions while maintaining absolute quality.  The individual will interact and consult regularly with MS Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Program Leadership, and supporting Functional Leadership. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, design, development and implementation of solutions to address ongoing business performance opportunities and performance improvement.
  • Work in a fast-paced, Agile/Scrum based environment.
  • Implement process changes to improve business outcomes.
  • Develop impactful predictive modelling, Monte Carlo simulations and advanced analytics
  • Support cross-team development efforts for multiple projects, including data cleanup, ingestion, and linkage with other data sets.
  • Develop data architectures and data management solutions.
  • Document design, deployment and operating procedures for each work product.
  • Present data in a meaningful way to executive management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field, five years Work Experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization with the ability to translate concepts into practical application
  • Demonstrated experience working with systems to ingest, process, store, analyze and visualize data
  • Active Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • All Basic Qualifications and
  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, data science, industrial engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency with SQL and Python or R
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL database management
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of: Lean, Six Sigma, ToC, and Scaled Agile
  • Understanding of advanced descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analysis techniques and methodology
  • Familiarity with SAP
  • Familiarity with an Oracle based data warehouse
  • Familiarity with HDFS
  • Familiarity with Tableau

Salary Range: $101,400 USD - $152,200 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.