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Federal - Data Scientist Manager

Job Location: VA - Alexandria

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00673851


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Washington, DC

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas indies breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

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 Manager 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 Manager 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:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Quantitative degrees preferred but not required) with 5+ years of overall professional work experience
  • 2+ years’ experience managing a team of data scientists
  • 4+ years’ experience with statistical modeling
  • 2+ years’ experience building machine learning algorithms including stochastic modeling, Bayesian and support vector machines, learning to rank, decision trees, neural networks and active learning algorithm
  • 2+ years’ experience with TensorFlow, Caffe, Sickie-Learn, PyTorch, Kera’s or MXNet
  • 4+ years’ experience in exploratory data analysis, data collection and analysis
  • 4+ years’ experience with R and/or SAS

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Master's Degree highly preferred (Prefer Quantitative degrees)
  • 3+ years’ experience programming in object-oriented languages like Java, C++, Python
  • 3+ years’ experience with enterprise database systems using SQL and NoSQL
  • 2+ years’ experience with natural language processing
  • 2+ years’ experience with Spark development and graph modeling


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 US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and 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.


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