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3352 - Data Engineer

Hybrid / Columbia, Maryland
TS/SCI with CI Polygraph


We are looking for a talented Data Engineer to support the acquisition of mission-critical and mission-support data sets. The preferred candidate will have a background in supporting cyber and/or network-related missions within the military spaces, as either a developer, analyst, or engineer. Work is performed mostly on customer site in Columbia, MD.


  • The ideal candidate will have worked with big data systems, complex structured and unstructured data sets, and have supported government data acquisition, analysis, and/or sharing efforts in the past.
  • To excel in the position, the candidate shall have strong attention to detail, be able to understand technical complexities and have the willingness to learn and adapt to the situation.
  • The candidate will work both independently and as part of a large team to accomplish client objectives.


  • 5 years experience as a developer, analyst, or engineer with a Bachelors's in a related field; OR 3 years relevant experience with Masters's in a related field; OR High School Diploma or equivalent and 9 years relevant experience.
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and Java.
  • Proficiency with the acquisition and understanding of network data and the associated metadata.
  • Fluency with data extraction, translation, and loading including data prep and labeling to enable data analytics.
  • Experience with Kibana and Elasticsearch.
  • Familiarity with various log formats such as JSON, XML, and others.
  • Experience with data flow, management, and storage solutions (i.e. Kafka, NiFi, AWS S3, and SQS solutions).
  • Ability to decompose technical problems and troubleshoot system and dataflow issues.
  • Must have a Security+ or similar certification or the ability to obtain it immediately.
  • Must be able to work on customer site in Columbia, MD at least 4 days a week. (Subject to change)


  • Experience in cloud-based technologies (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience in distributed databases, NoSQL databases, full-text-search engines (e.g. Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Solr)
  • Scripting experience is a huge plus.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with our Big Data Platform is a plus.
  • Understanding of AGILE software development methodologies and use of standard software development tool suites. (e.g., JIRA, Confluence, Github Enterprise, etc.)


  • TS/SCI with CI Polygraph minimum