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Data Science Team Lead - Secret Clearance Required (39782)

Science and Research

Food Science



Washington, Washington DC, United States

In this age of disruption, organizations need to navigate the future with confidence by tapping into the power of data analytics, robotics, and cognitive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Our Strategy & Analytics portfolio helps clients leverage rigorous analytical capabilities and a pragmatic mindset to solve the most complex of problems. By joining our team, you will play a key role in helping to our clients uncover hidden relationships from vast troves of data and transforming the Government and Public Services marketplace.

Work you'll do

The Data Science Team Lead will lead a team of 5-6 people performing Natural Language Processing and other related analytics functions. This individual will be responsible for designing technical solutions and building a roadmap of analytics enabled functionality for the team to develop and integrate with production systems. This individual will be the main POC for many different client stakeholders, including technical program managers, system users, and executives. The team lead will also be the main liaison between the data science team and the rest of the system product team (developers, designers, testers, business analysts, etc.). This individual will also participate in technical design and development of models using Python and other open-source tools (Microsoft Azure Databricks, Elasticsearch, etc.). The team lead will need a strong technical background in Python and machine learning, as well as the skills required to manage a team.

The team

Deloitte's Government and Public Services (GPS) practice - our people, ideas, technology and outcomes-is designed for impact. Serving federal, state, & local government clients as well as public higher education institutions, our team of over 15,000+ professionals brings fresh perspective to help clients anticipate disruption, reimagine the possible, and fulfill their mission promise.

The GPS Analytics and Cognitive (A&C) offering is responsible for developing advanced analytics products and applying data visualization and statistical programming tools to enterprise data in order to advance and enable the key mission outcomes for our clients. Our team supports all phases of analytic work product development, from the identification of key business questions through data collection and ETL, and from performing analyses and using a wide range of statistical, machine learning, and applied mathematical techniques to delivery insights to decision-makers. Our practitioners give special attention to the interplay between data and the business processes that produce it and the decision-makers that consume insights.



  • Active Secret security clearance required (or higher)
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience with Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • 5+ years of experience programming in Python
  • 3+ years of experience with Azure Databricks and/or ElasticSearch
  • 2+ years of experience leading teams of 5+ contributors
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

  • Previous Federal Consulting and/or professional services experience
  • Applied knowledge of AWS/cloud development and solutions architecture
  • Displays both breadth and depth of knowledge regarding functional and technical issues
  • Experience presenting to clients or other decision makers to present and sell ideas to various audiences (technical and non-technical)

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career.