Data Engineer

Crystal City, VA

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success.

Job Description: 

We are seeking a data engineer/analyst who is excited about analyzing and solving national security related problems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with customer to exploit structured and unstructured data
  • Identify important and interesting questions surrounding our customer's challenges, then translate those questions into concrete analytical tasks
  • Develop tools and process to help uncover hidden patterns in data
  • Deliver analytical products in support of operational missions
  • Provide thought-leadership in the area of analytics/data science
  • Identify and automate repetitive tasks

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4 or more years of experience in the Information Technology field
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Technologies:
    • Linux
    • Scripting languages (Python, bash, perl)
    • SQL Databases (e.g. MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, SQL Server)
    • NoSQL Databases (e.g. HBase, Cassandra, DynamoDB, MongoDB, Elasticsearch)
  • Working knowledge of Agile Scrum methodology.
  • Working knowledge of microservices environments or containerization.

Desired Skills:

  • Interest In:
    • Building data services
    • Scaling systems on AWS - Elastic MapReduce
    • Building and Managing large performant data pipelines
  • Experience with:
    • Working on a cross functional team
    • Delivering big data solutions
    • Amazon Web Services
    • DevOps best practices - Jenkins
    • Debugging data pipeline issues
  • Comfortable with:
    • Interaction with analysts to help drive big data analytics
    • Agile development

Security Clearance:

  • 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

Novetta, from complexity to clarity.

Novetta delivers highly scalable advanced analytics and secure technology solutions to address challenges of national and global significance. Focused on mission success, Novetta pioneers disruptive technologies in machine learning, data analytics, full-spectrum cyber, cloud engineering, open source analytics, and multi-INT fusion for Defense, Intelligence Community, and Federal Law Enforcement customers. Novetta is headquartered in McLean, VA with over 1,000 employees across the U.S.

Our culture is shaped by a commitment to our core values:

Integrity • We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Customer Success • We strive daily to exceed expectations and achieve customer mission success.

Employee Focus • We invest in our employees’ professional development and training, respecting individuality and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Innovation • We know that discovering new and innovative ways to solve problems is critical to our success and makes us a great company.

Excellence in Execution • We take pride in flawless execution as we build a company that is best in class.

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Novetta is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job tags: AWS Big Data Cassandra Data Analytics Engineering Linux Machine Learning MongoDB MySQL NoSQL Open Source Oracle Perl Postgres Python Scrum Security SQL