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Northrop Grumman Sr. Principal Data Scientist in McLean, Virginia

Research and Sciences


Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you'll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you'll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world's most critical problems in the most innovative ways.

As a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions to customers worldwide, Northrop Grumman offers an extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and technologies. Here at Northrop Grumman we are comprised of professionals that bring different perspectives, are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and understand that the more ideas, backgrounds, and experiences we bring to our work then the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our talented workforce we look for professionals that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems sector is looking for a Data Scientist to support the Civil and Health organization/business unit within the Information Solutions & Services Division (ISS). The Data Scientist will support a program for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) focused on the identification and elimination of fraud, waste, and abuse. The Data Scientist will performs tasks which may include obtaining data through advanced computerized models, extrapolating data patterns through advanced algorithms, developing simple graphs and charts to explain how the mathematical information will influence the specific project or business, and presenting to managers how to best alter their business models to generate cost-effective and cost-efficient future trends.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Use appropriate analytical techniques such as Artificial intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML), modeling & simulation, text mining & analysis, natural language processing, sentiment analysis, social network analysis, graph analytics, geographic data mapping, and/or time series analysis to analyze data around improper payment/fraud prevention and detection.

  • Provides recommendations based upon data analysis to identify opportunities to avoid improper payments and address instances of fraud.

  • Provides data analytic support to VBA and other stakeholders with reports, analytics, and with other ad hoc requests.

  • Assists VBA with the documentation, development and implementation of policies and procedures to address risk of improper payments and instances of fraud.

  • Ensures metrics, dashboards and other reports are developed and sustained to support all user needs including VBA needs for tracking program integrity.

  • Provides input and peer reviews for new data sources and interfaces, modeling and analytic needs, as well as recommendations for future roadmap items.

Job Category : Research and Sciences