Booz Allen to create new digital hub in Dayton, Ohio area

03 April 2019 3 min. read
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Management and technology consultancy Booz Allen plans to create 60 new jobs by 2021 as part of a new digital hub in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek.

According to a release from the public sector-focused consulting firm, the digital hub would include secure facilities, and would be part of the firm’s digital solutions network which helps business, government, and military clients tackle complex challenges.

The 60 new jobs will be highly skilled and digital in nature, with positions opening for software developers, data scientists, cybersecurity engineers, and analysts. Salaries will vary by position and experience.

The new digital hires will help Booz Allen solve client challenges related to artificial intelligence (AI), analytics, machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, Agile, and other high-demand technologies and techniques.

The company is no stranger to bringing high-tech jobs outside their traditional comfort zones of New York City, Boston, Washington, Austin, Seattle, and the Bay Area. Booz Allen recently announced it would create 240 high-skilled digital positions in Oklahoma City over the next 10 years. Much of the firm’s work in the Oklahoma City region is related to Tinker Air Force Base and other military installations in the state.Booz Allen to create new digital hub in Dayton, Ohio areaThe Dayton digital hub launch is, according to the firm, being driven by strong trends in technology and innovation. Both public and private sector clients want to leverage emerging technologies to realize game-changing operational efficiencies and new ways of working. Like simple computing before it, emerging technologies such as AI will revolutionize the way businesses get things done once they are implemented at scale.

Much of the time, organizations call on experienced technology partners like Booz Allen to provide the specialized expertise necessary to plan and implement complex projects, whether it’s the more basic introduction of robotic process automation to expedite routine back office tasks, or the leveraging of AI and machine learning to effectively sift through massive volumes of surveillance data for particular target parameters.

Like the Oklahoma City office expansion, Booz Allen’s growth in Dayton is being driven by demand from a local Air Force base – in this case, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

“Booz Allen has a strong presence in Ohio and the Dayton area provides a diverse talent pool that brings tremendous value to our clients,” Rick Holley, senior vice president at Booz Allen, said. “We’re proud of the workforce we’ve built in the Dayton area and we look forward to further drawing on the region’s highly skilled residents, vibrant business community, and close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which make it an essential hub for supporting mission-critical work.”

Booz Allen said the 60-job expansion will open opportunities for veterans transitioning into the civilian sector. The firm has been named a top employer for military veterans by a raft of publications, including Forbes, Military Times, and US Veterans Magazine.

Jeff Hoagland, president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition, added, “Booz Allen Hamilton plays a critical role in our country’s national defense, partnering with the US Air Force and others to provide essential support to our nation’s war fighters through their work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and beyond. We’re grateful for their proposed investment in the Dayton region and look forward to continuing to support their growth in our community.”

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