Data Scientist

Grant Thornton 1/11/2019 5:15:46 PM
JOB ID: 042663 Specialty:
Washington, District of Columbia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Advanced Digital Technology and Analytics service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Please Note: This role is located at the Pentagon

Essential functions and duties for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Determining the appropriate analytics based on the data and the desired outcomes, using techniques including feature detection, statistics, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, and business intelligence.
Interpreting the validity of results and communicating the meaning of those results.
Demonstrating data analysis and visualization with one or more leading COTS analytic and presentation solutions including Tableau, Qlik Sense, and MS Excel and other MS Office suite applications.
Collaborating with team members and government clients to obtain a detailed understanding of data requirements necessary for the sampling, weighting, and analysis of data.
Working with other analysts in the creation, cleaning, and recoding of datasets and sample frames (e.g. IT Cost Model Analysis).
Ensuring data and metadata integrity and compliance with required standards by performing data validation and cleansing. Identifying, reviewing and evaluating data collection metrics.
Recommending ways to strengthen data integrity, quality, and availability.
Extensive experience with working in an environment involving diverse sets of legacy data, documents, and materials.
Experience with data preparation.
Familiarity with R based statistics.
Knowledge of statistical analysis methods including linear regression and factor analysis.
Experience with all lifecycle phases of a data-oriented business case development project including initial assessment, requirements, solution design, planning and implementation.
Excellent technical skills, organizational and planning skills, communication, and problem-solving skills, Problem analysis, attention to detail and accuracy, solid judgment and decision-making ability, takes initiative and is adaptable and customer service oriented.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.


Secret Clearance required.
3 years of experience with large datasets supporting a Federal CIO Organization
Proficiency writing syntax and using statistics and analysis tools like SPSS, Stata, R, Tableau, Qlik or other BI platforms, Oracle or MS SQL Integration required
Experience using algorithms related to machine learning or data analytics
Experience in an Agile environment (SAFe) and work within the Atlassian suite (Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence) and AWS or government C2S computing environments
Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in a related field.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at

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Requisition ID: 042663

Washington, DC
Washington, District of Columbia