Senior Data Engineer

Herndon, VA

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Posted 3 weeks ago

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We deliver using Agile practices to help the government solve their most technically challenging problems. The systems we develop are used to improve the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people and revolutionize the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. SemanticBits is a remote-first employer and has been named a Top Workplace in 2021. Candidate must be able to obtain a Public Trust.
SemanticBits is looking for a talented Data Engineer who is eager to apply computer science, software engineering, databases, and distributed/parallel processing frameworks to prepare big data for the use of data analysts and data scientists. If you have experience with Scala and Spark and want your work to contribute to systems that collect healthcare data used by hundreds of thousands of daily users, we want to (virtually) meet you! Candidates must be able to obtain a Public Trust and must have U.S. residency for at least 3 out of the last 5 years.


  • Design, architect, implement, and support key datasets that deliver actionable business insights. 
  • Work closely with data analysts and data scientists to define data requirements to ensure high quality and optimal data is collected.  
  • Retrieve and analyze data through SQL or other data management systems. 
  • Develop ETL processes that convert data into formats through a team of data analysts and dashboard charts. 
  • Develop reliable data pipelines that translate raw data into features and signals.
  • Responsible for continual improvement of business data platforms, systems, and processes through observation, research, and industry best practices.  
  • Mentor junior data engineers to support team learning and development. 
  • Use a variety of computer programming languages, software utilities, frameworks, relational databases, and technologies such as Scala, Unix, Git, Spark UI, IntelliJ, Jenkins, Zeppelin, Confluence, Hadoop, SBT and Spark SQL and AWS.


  • Requires a Master’s Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and 3 years of experience as a Data Engineer, Software Developer, Systems Engineer or in a related position. 
  • Must have prior experience in using Scala, Unix, Git, Spark UI, Jenkins, Zeppelin, Confluence, and Hadoop.

Benefits:Competitive salaryStipend for work station set upThree weeks of PTOEleven paid holiday daysOne floating holidayComprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)401k retirement plan with matching benefit100% paid short-term and long-term disability100% paid life insuranceFlexible Spending Accounts (FSA)Casual working environmentFlexible working hours
SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.
If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact 703-787-9656 x257 for assistance.
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