Climate Data Science Lead

Booz Allen
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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Are you excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set? Are you fascinated by the possibilities presented by IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence advances? In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities. As a data scientist, you can turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve global challenges. Across private and public sectors, data can provide answers to problems ranging from fraud detection to cancer research, to national intelligence.

We have an opportunity for you to use your analytical skills to transform the latest climate research into actionable science. You’ll work closely with your customers to understand their questions and needs, and then dig into their data-rich environment to find the pieces of their information puzzle. You’ll develop algorithms, build models, and use the right combination of tools and frameworks to turn a set of disparate data points into objective answers to help senior leadership make climate informed decisions. You’ll provide your customers with a deep understanding of their data, translate the latest environmental policies, and make climate, energy, and environmental research accessible to a wide array of stakeholders. Join us as we use data science for good in building climate science driven environmental solutions.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in the climate science, energy, or environmental science domain
  • 3+ years of designing R-Shiny applications or deployable application solutions, including React or angular front-end and Python back-end
  • 3+ years of experience with using R or Python for statistical analysis or optimization
  • 2+ years of experience in design with open-source containerization and container orchestrations technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with building, testing, and presenting mathematical models to support client decision making
  • Experience with working in a team environment for application development, including Git, quality assurance and quality control of data processing workstreams, and feature testing
  • Ability to research new analytical and scientific methods to improve client mission, communicate findings to the team or client, and implement high-quality deliverables
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with developing solutions leveraging DevSecOps and CI/CD best practices
  • Experience with developing data and machine learning solutions for big data problems
  • Experience with using development environments, including UNIX, Linux, distributed systems, or cloud platforms, including Azure, AWS, or GovCloud
  • Experience with automation and testing software suites, including Jenkins, SonarQube, Anchore, Twistlock, or PyTest
  • Possession of excellent quantitative skills, including statistical analysis, time series analysis, or optimization
  • Possession of excellent organizational skills, time management skills to handle multiple tasks, and critical thinking skills to assess numbers, trends, and data to reach new conclusions based on findings


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Create Your Career:

At Booz Allen, we know the power of analytics and we’re dedicated to helping you grow as a data analysis professional. When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the chance to:

  • access online and onsite training in data analysis and presentation methodologies, and tools like Hortonworks, Docker, Tableau, and Splunk
  • change the world with the Data Science Bowl—the world’s premier data science for social good competition
  • participate in partnerships with data science leaders, like our partnership with NVIDIA to deliver Deep Learning Institute (DLI) training to the federal government

You’ll have access to a wealth of training resources through our Analytics University, an online learning portal specifically geared towards data science and analytics skills, where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and state-of-the-art tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site boot camps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $93,300.00 to $212,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model

Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

Company Info.

Booz Allen

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (informally Booz Allen) is the parent of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., an American management and information technology consulting firm, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, in Greater Washington, D.C., with 80 other offices around the globe. The company's stated core business is to provide consulting, analysis and engineering services to public and private sector organizations and nonprofits.

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