Data Engineer

Washington, DC

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Join our team dedicated to developing and executing innovative solutions in support of customer mission success. Novetta is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive workplace culture, embracing our differences and perspectives to build a stronger, more successful company.

Job Description: 

Novetta is seeking a self-motivated, technically-oriented Data Engineer to support the Data Services Branch of the Department of Homeland Security.  The successful candidate will help to guide development for clients, and offer strategic guidance.  You will have a range of task areas, including cloud migration, data management and governance, big data, and evaluating and assessing data exchange processes.  

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of five (5) years progressive technical or functional experience in a selected technical area or specialty skill - Talend ETL, Hadoop, NiFi, Spark, PySpark, Python, R  etc
  • Experience in cloud, containerization (Docker, OpenShift, etc), indexing, scaling databases, and graph analysis to build in automation, efficiency, and implementation of security controls
  • Experience with CI/CD and DevSecOps Environments, developing and deploying Data Quality Pipelines
  • Experience with relational and non relational databases (SQL, NOSQL, MongoDB, etc)
  • Ability to manage and organize data while identifying trends and inconsistencies that will impact government missions
  • Experience preparing data for predictive and prescriptive modeling; uses data to discover tasks that can be automated; delivers updates to stakeholders based on analytics
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain DHS suitability within a reasonable, customer-mandated time frame.

Desired Skills:

Experience with:

  • Department of Homeland Security or other government law enforcement agency
  • Migration to the cloud
  • Data Management and Governance
  • Big Data (e.g., NiFi, Hadoop, Spark, PySpark, Dask, etc.)
  • Evaluating and assessing data exchange processes
  • Agile methodologies


  • AWS or Azure Certifications


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 1,300 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 Data Analytics Engineering ETL Hadoop Machine Learning MongoDB NoSQL Open Source PySpark Python R Security Spark SQL
Job region(s): North America
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