Job Description

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 into 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 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 organization's analytics architecture.

The Senior 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 recommended systems. The Data Scientist will need to be innovative and entrepreneurial to work within a ""start-up like"" environment. Ability to work independently and oversee mid-level analysts. Must have a demonstrated track record of solving quantitative problems. This role is client-facing.

Responsibilities:
• Manage or assist team lead with a team of data scientists
• 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



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Qualifications

Basic Skills & Qualifications:
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Quantitative degrees preferred but not required) with 5+ years of overall professional work experience
  • Experience managing a team of data scientists
  • 3+ years of experience with statistical modeling 
  • 3+ years of experience with basic machine learning algorithms
  • 3+ years of experience in exploratory data analysis, data collection and analysis
  • 3+ years of experience with R and/or SAS
  • 3+ years of experience with relational databases and SQL 
  • 3+ years of experience with programming and scripting languages like Python, Java, or C++
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree highly preferred (Prefer Quantitative degrees)
  • 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 algorithms
  • 1+ years experience with Tensorflow, Caffe, Scikit-Learn, PyTorch, Keras or MXNet
  • 1+ 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.




Accenture is 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.

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

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