Data Engineer - 33639 in Franconia, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/17/2020

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    Franconia, VA
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Job Description


Alion is looking for a talented Data Engineer to support the development of metrics and software applications for Department of Defense customers using government, commercial and public datasets.  The preferred candidate will have a background in conducting data analytics as either an analyst, engineer, architect, or developer. The ideal candidate will have worked with big data systems and complex structured/unstructured data sets. To excel in the position, the candidate will have strong attention to detail, will be able to analyze customer requirements and will utilize available data to develop useful metrics. 


In this position, you will work as a part of a team developing a big data software solution for complex analytics using both traditional relational constructs and artificial intelligence.  The candidate must be comfortable with direct customer interaction in the elicitation of requirements and communication of technical approaches.  Candidate must have experience in evaluating data sources, both static and dynamic, structured and unstructured, and in developing ingestion/parsing strategies.   Candidate will support data acquisition activities. Additionally, the candidate should expect to work as a member of a high-tempo, agile-scrum team. 


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree.  Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience
  • 8+ years of professional experience in data science. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience
  • Demonstrated experience in writing data queries, normalization and transportation software tools
  • Proficient understanding and usage of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with NiFi, Storm, AWS CLI highly desired
  • Experience with DISA-Big Data Platform (BDP)
  • Experience with artificial intelligence
  • Prior interaction/ experience with personnel vetting, insider threat, or continuous vetting/continuous evaluation


  • Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance of SECRET or higher.  Clearance up to Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info may be required.


Security Clearance: None

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