Data Engineer with Top Secret clearance

Location: Tysons, VA
Date Posted: 01-03-2019
Recruiting Associates (www.recruitingassociates.net) has been retained by a leading government contractor to identify a Data Scientist with an active Top Secret clearance to work in either McLean or Crystal City, VA. 

Our client has two decades of experience in delivering clear, actionable intelligence across a broad spectrum of commercial, Federal, Defense, and Intelligence customers, They have pioneered disruptive technologies in data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, media analytics, and multi-INT fusion. Our client brings actionable insights to your most complex data challenges. They enable customers to find clarity from the noisy complexity of big data at the speed and scale of the most intensive national security missions.

Job Description: We are seeking a Data Engineer who is excited about solving national security related data problems. If developing code that enables data pipelines, cloud infrastructure, and analyzing a multitude of data sources is something you would be energized to work on, this is the position for you.
  • Leverage Amazon Web Services to build scalable data infrastructure
  • Design and build services for consumption by clients and other services
  • Extract intelligence and analytics from a variety of data sources
  • Develop reusable frameworks that enable deeper and deeper capability
Basic Qualifications: 
  • 4+ years of experience in software/system development
  • 2+ years of experience working with relevant technologies:
    • Python
    • Linux
    • Elasticsearch, NoSQL, Hadoop ecosystem, or similar big data technology
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Must currently possess an active US government Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI access within a reasonable, customer-mandated time frame. Must be willing and able to pass a counterintelligence (CI) polygraph examination
Desired Skills: 
  • Interest In:
    • Building data services and APIs
    • Leveraging event-driven architecture concepts
    • Scaling systems on AWS
    • Pair programming
  • Experience with:
    • Working on a cross functional team
    • Google's Protobuf data format
    • Amazon Web Services - EMR, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS
    • DevOps best practices - Jenkins
  • Comfortable with:
    • Agile development
    • Hands on system engineering tasks
    • Module development
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