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Job Description
Job: Federal - Data Scientist
Strategy role
Full Time Job
Posted on: January 29, 2020
Locations: USA (District of Columbia)
Job Description:
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Are you interested in leveraging your analytical expertise and strategic vision to improve mission execution?

If so, then Accenture Federal Services is the place for you! Our data scientists are helping clients embrace machine learning and artificial intelligence to advance the national security mission. We’re working with Agencies to exploit the world’s increasing data flow to yield powerful insights. We assist clients with the entirety of the data science pipeline, enabling clients to ask the right questions or their data, build powerful models that find hidden patterns, and ultimately decipher results. In this time of disruption, organizations need to navigate the future with confidence while embracing decision making with clear, data-driven alternatives that deliver value in a meaningful business environment.

In this role you'll lead groups of innovative scientists and expert story-tellers, who interact directly with clients to construct enduring and impactful solutions. You’ll have the opportunity to lead work on a number of mission problems to rapidly build capability requiring the ability to adapt to unique client environments and use cases. You’ll be part of a diverse team of industry experts who specialize in data engineering, data mining, machine learning, statistics, and visualization with global reach back to Accenture’s over 2,100 Data Scientists.

What you’ll be doing:
Be innovative and entrepreneurial to work within a ''start-up like'' environment
Be an advisor to the data science team and provide expertise and direction on complex analytical modeling problems
Work with cross-functional teams to help them implement solutions
Research methods to improve statistical inferences of variables across models
Solve quantitative problems
Consult on industry standard solutions as well as new innovative techniques
Job qualifications and experience, academic degrees, personal traits...
Experience consulting or experience in a similar field requiring client collaboration, presentation, and delivery
Experience using analytics tools and languages - R, Python, SAS, etc.
Experience combining data sets, extracting key variables, and creating new variables to enhance modeling
Experience performing basic ETL functions and understanding of data quality steps/measures
US Citizenship required
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
Experience in quantitative analysis and statistical modeling (regression, correlation, clustering, etc.)
Advanced degree statistics, data science, or similar computational concentration that is business-oriented, or an MBA
Experience working with federal agencies and clients
Understanding of Professional Services or System Integration organizations
Ability to comprehend, synthesize, and report on data and metrics
Experience creating and presenting executive level briefings
Experience preparing business development and account plans
Experience managing opportunity pipelines

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