Sr Principal Data ScientistBaltimore, MD

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Start your future with a new mission, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, located in Baltimore, MD has an immediate need for a Sr. Principal Data Scientist .


The Mission Systems (MS) Sector (MI&I) Manufacturing Integration and Infrastructure (A&I) Advanced Strategic Operations Analytics and Insight organization is seeking a Sr. Principal Data Scientist to lead the implementation of strategic program execution initiatives. In support of MS multiple divisions, the individual will be responsible for developing new technical principles and leading technical aspects of strategic initiatives, ensuring cost, schedule and quality objectives are met through the use of advanced analytics, multi-disciplined leadership, and continuous improvement techniques. This individual will develop and apply advanced technical principles, theory, and concepts across the MS Sector Divisions to support strategic planning, execute strategic projects, develop operational business opportunities, and drive schedule and cost reductions while maintaining absolute quality. The individual will interact and consult regularly with MS Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Program Leadership, and supporting Functional Leadership.

"This position may be staffed in a hybrid capacity from our Baltimore, MD campus".

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in the planning, design, development and implementation of solutions to address ongoing business performance opportunities and performance improvement.

  • Work in a fast-paced, Agile/Scrum based environment.

  • Implement process changes to improve business outcomes.

  • Develop impactful predictive modelling, Monte Carlo simulations and advanced analytics

  • Support cross-team development efforts for multiple projects, including data cleanup, ingestion, and linkage with other data sets.

  • Develop data architectures and data management solutions.

  • Document design, deployment and operating procedures for each work product.

  • Present data in a meaningful way to executive management.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with 9 years experience in engineering, business, or related field OR a Master's degree with 7 years of related experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of an organization with the ability to translate concepts into practical application

  • Demonstrated experience working with systems to ingest, process, store, analyze and visualize data

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Master's degree in information technology, data science, industrial engineering, or related field

  • Demonstrated proficiency with SQL and Python or R

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL database management

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of: Lean, Six Sigma, ToC, and Scaled Agile

  • Understanding of advanced descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analysis techniques and methodology

  • Familiarity with SAP

  • Familiarity with AWS Cloud Computing

  • Familiarity with an Oracle based data warehouse.

  • Familiarity with Tableau

Salary Range: $139,700 - $209,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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