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Deloitte Data Scientist - Secret Clearance in Rosslyn, Virginia

In this age of disruption, organizations need to navigate the future with confidence by tapping into the power of data analytics, robotics, and cognitive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our Strategy & Analytics portfolio helps clients leverage rigorous analytical capabilities and a pragmatic mindset to solve the most complex of problems. By joining our team, you will play a key role in helping to our clients uncover hidden relationships from vast troves of data and transforming the Government and Public Services marketplace.

Work you'll do

The Data Scientist will participate on the team that will design, develop, and deploy machine learning models to help our client use data to manage its operations. Specifically, the Data Scientists will participate in a wide variety of Natural Language Processing activities to enable search and other related functions. The kinds of activities performed by the Data Scientist will include but not be limited to:

  • Selecting appropriate machine learning models for tasks and building and training working versions of those models using Python and other open-source tools

  • Designing deployment architectures for machine learning models

  • Training users on principles used to develop models and how to interact with models to facilitate their business processes

  • Building and prioritizing backlog for future machine-learning enabled features to support client business processes

  • Customizing Elasticsearch features to support clients search process

The team

Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) practice - our people, ideas, technology and outcomes-is designed for impact. Serving federal, state, & local government clients as well as public higher education institutions, our team of over 15,000+ professionals brings fresh perspective to help clients anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill their mission promise.

The GPS Analytics and Cognitive (A&C) offering is responsible for developing advanced analytics products and applying data visualization and statistical programming tools to enterprise data in order to advance and enable the key mission outcomes for our clients. Our team supports all phases of analytic work product development, from the identification of key business questions through data collection and ETL, and from performing analyses and using a wide range of statistical, machine learning, and applied mathematical techniques to delivery insights to decision-makers. Our practitioners give special attention to the interplay between data and the business processes that produce it and the decision-makers that consume insights.



  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Active Secret security clearance required

  • Travel up to 10%

  • 2+ years experience with programming languages such as Python, R, and VBA; and query languages such as SQL

  • 2+ years experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, d3.js and other web application technologies, or equivalent

  • 2+ years experience with SQL and NoSQL database technologies such as SQL Server, Oracle SQL

  • 1+ years experience with data extraction, transformation, and loading to support advanced analytics

Preferred Skills:

• Thrives in fast-paced work environment with multiple stakeholders

• High-performing team player who believes that cross-functional teams are greater than the sum of its parts

• Familiarity with cloud computing technology, especially Microsoft Azure

• Familiarity with human-centered or UI/UX design

• Familiarity with Agile project management principles

• Creativity and ability to look past existing workflows and identify opportunities for optimization

• Confidence to drive assignments to completion

• Eagerness to learn and develop

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.