ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Data Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Job Description:

We are hiring three junior data scientists to catapult ICF’s Aviation Consulting into new ways to create insight and solve client problems.

Locations: Boston (preferred), New York (preferred), London

ICF Aviation encompasses 80 professionals around the world who help airlines, airports manufacturers and investors solve the most complex problems in commercial aviation today. We have guided the winning bidders to size their investments in London’s airports; modeled multi-billion-dollar cash flows to support aircraft financing; and helped global airlines get their aircraft off the ground more quickly. We are storytellers, economists and engineers fishing purposefully in a rich sea of data.

As a junior data scientist, you will join a group of analysts and associates in one of our practice areas — Airports, Aircraft or Aerospace & Maintenance — where you will participate in analytical project work on behalf of our clients. This may include developing models using technologies such as Excel, Alteryx or SQL, preparing charts or drafting reports and presentations.

At the same time, you will hold the special responsibility to help us apply the latest data science techniques to streamline and automate processes and take our work to a new level of intelligence. For example, you may automate parts of our analysis by integrating external data sources using an API or Web Service, applying machine learning algorithms to large datasets, and developing new data visualizations in Tableau or Power BI. For these problems, you will be the lead hacker, but will have support from other associates and ICF’s Analytics Studio.

You will be eligible to participate in the Aviation Rotational Training Program (RTP). The RTP is an at-will program where Analysts or Associates are hired by one of Aviation’s Practices, but then have the opportunity to rotate into another Practice. The duration of the RTP is approximately 24 months, with rotations possible on a set schedule, approximately every 8 months. The objectives of the RTP are to provide professional development for junior staff, a learning culture, and options for promotional paths.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret large data volumes in support of assessments and presenting results in a cohesive manner through written reports and presentations

  • Interface with clients to gather data and present results of studies and analyses

  • Conceive, design and build scalable analytics solutions, using data wrangling, analysis and visualization

  • Develop predictive analytics, using machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence

  • Hack prototypes and educate teammates on what’s possible while remaining humble and learning

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, engineering, data science or related field

  • Quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills, including ability to conceive and develop analytical models using statistical methods/approaches

  • Experience developing data pipelines, transforming data, structuring data, extracting data from various databases, and developing algorithms with tools and languages like Python or R

  • Ability to synthesize findings, ask the next question and communicate insights in plain English

  • Hacker grit — willingness to figure it out, try it out and try again

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with data visualization tools, such as Tableau or Power BI

  • Knowledge of industry leading analytics and big data technologies, approaches, and tools

  • Familiarity with Big Data environments (Hadoop, Teradata, Spark)

  • Interest in aviation and aerospace industry a plus

  • Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic a plus

We think you’d be a great fit if you:

  • Have participated in hackathons or Kaggle competitions

  • Read articles from sources like Mashable, Gizmodo, or The Verge

  • Love solving problems by exploring messy and unstructured data sets

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams spread across different countries and time zones

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to adapt to diverse team environment while also being a strong independent contributor

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

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Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICF—together for tomorrow.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.

Cambridge, MA (MA11)

About ICFICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at icf.com.