Senior Data Engineer

Chantilly, VA or Washington, DC

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required
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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: 

We are seeking a Senior Data Engineer who is excited about solving national security related data problems. If data pipelines, cloud infrastructure, and automation is something you would be energized to work on, this is the position for you.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manipulate and store large amounts of data with an eye for performance and efficiency
  • Work with technologies in the Hadoop ecosystem such as HBase, Spark, Phoenix
  • Automate deployment and ingestion of data
  • Design and build data services for consumption by application developers

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 or more years of experience in software/system development with a Master degree or 8 or more years of experience with a Bachelors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology.
  • 2 or more years of experience working with data technologies

Desired Skills:

  • Interest In:
    • Building data services
    • Scaling systems on AWS - Elastic MapReduce
    • Building and Managing large performant data pipelines
    • Apache Airflow or other data flow tools
  • 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
    • Hands on system engineering tasks

Security Clearance:

  • Must currently possess an active Top Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain SCI access. Must be 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 1,300 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.

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