Northrop Grumman Data Scientist/Principal Data Scientist in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman's products support the front lines, securing our democracy and future. Our Manufacturing team's work on these cutting-edge products support the users, our military, to complete their missions and get home safely.

We are looking for a Data Scientist who will support our product development, production and leadership teams with insights gained from analyzing company data. The ideal candidate is adept at using large data sets to find opportunities for product and process optimization and using models to test the effectiveness of different courses of action. Must have strong experience using a variety of data mining/data analysis methods, using a variety of data tools, building and implementing models, using/creating algorithms and creating/running simulations. They must have a proven ability to drive business results with their data-based insights. They must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. The right candidate will have a passion for discovering solutions hidden in large data sets and working with stakeholders to improve business outcomes.

Responsibilities for Data Scientist

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions.

  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization to manufacturing processes, product development and business strategies.

  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.

  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.

  • Use predictive modeling to optimize current processes and improve corrective action timeliness.

  • Coordinate with different functional teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.

  • Develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.



Basic Qualifications:

Data Scientist

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or another quantitative field with 2 years' experience in various software tools

Principal Data Scientist

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or another quantitative field with 5 years' experience in various software tools

For Both:

  • Experience with C, C++, Java, JavaScript

  • Experience with querying databases and using statistical computer languages: R, Python, SQL

  • Strong problem solving skills with an emphasis on production environments

  • Experience working with and creating data architectures

  • Experience using statistical computer languages (Python, SLQ, etc.) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets

  • Proven ability to learn and master new technologies and techniques

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance and US Citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques (clustering, decision tree learning, artificial neural networks, etc.) and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.

  • Experience creating and using advanced machine learning algorithms and statistics: regression, simulation, scenario analysis, modeling, clustering, decision trees, neural networks, etc.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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