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Federal - Data Scientist

Job Location: VA - Alexandria

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00536558


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Alexandria, VA


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.  


Advanced Analytics, Safety & Citizen Services

The Advanced Analytics group is all about focusing on our client’s mission. Individuals in this role are expected to work as a Data Scientist and problem solver. He/She will be responsible for implementing and promoting data-driven decision support systems, and creating high-impact analytics solutions for our clients. In this role the Data Scientist will work on a small team and can switch assignments and projects in a disciplined and fast-paced environment. She/he must be confident to tackle complex problems, and will be expected to work on design algorithms and codify large-scale statistical models for real time processing based on the AFS analytics architecture.

The Data Scientist will have previous experience working with statistical and/or predictive model development and large-scale implementations of statistical methods to build decision support or recommender systems will enable you for this role. The Data Scientist will need to be innovative and entrepreneurial to work within a "start-up like" environment. Ability to work independently and oversee junior and mid-level analysts. This role is client-facing. 


  • Work with large and complex data sets to solve difficult and non-routine problems.
  • Develop analytic models and work closely with cross-functional teams and people to implement solutions.
  • Query data from multiple high- volume relational and/or big data (distributed environments) repositories.
  • Research methods to improve statistical inferences of variables across models.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Quantitative degrees preferred but not required) with 4+ years of overall professional work experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with statistical modeling.
  • 3+ years of experience with machine learning algorithms.
  • 3+ years of experience in exploratory data analysis, data collection and analysis.
  • 2 years of experience with relational databases and SQL.
  • 2 years of experience with programming and scripting languages like Python and Java.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master' Degree Required (Quantitative degrees preferred but not required).

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


US Citizenship Required.



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