Data Engineer - 37119 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/4/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Norfolk, VA
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    Not Specified
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  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Alion has been providing modeling and simulation software to the Navy Service Program for over 10 years, and the exciting work we do for this customer keeps growing with new and continued demand for our state-of-the-art modeling and simulation software that allows Navy sailors to simulate actual warfare scenarios.  The demands for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and sophisticated Cloud technologies requires that we rise to the challenge to meet the need for years to come.  Come be part of this challenging, exciting software development opportunity!  Read on for more details:

The Data Engineer is responsible for the data analytics and processing, user interface, utilities, and data modeling to meet Alion research and development objectives for internal research and development (IR&D) projects. In this role, you will work with on a suite of warfighter simulation systems called the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) and Joint Training Tools (JTT) to enhance and develop new capabilities for futuristic products. The Data Engineer on the IR&D Software Development team provides modeling and simulation application development, live, virtual and constructive systems integration support, in-service engineering support, and data analytics to US Fleet Forces (USFF), the Number Fleets, and Joint Staff. The Software Development team is directly responsible, in this context, for developing and maintaining technical solutions and standards to provide the greatest level of training capability to the warfighter, at the lowest possible cost, at the fastest pace achievable.

Candidate should have a strong working knowledge and experience developing cloud software-based capabilities and data science related expertise including machine learning or artificial intelligence. Candidate should have an inquisitive nature, responsiveness, and excellent testing skills. Must also possess strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to work under pressure with multiple deadlines. Will work in a fast paced, business environment with our talented team.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline (i.e. data science, computer science, engineering, mathematics, etc.).
  • At least 2 years of experience as a data engineer
  • Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Experience in RESTful web services
  • Experience in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) paradigms
  • Experience with Python or other scripting tools
  • Experience querying data from SQL databases
  • Experience with the Linux operating system
  • Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Git, Nexus, Gradle)
  • Experience with the agile software lifecycle
  • Has a proven ability to learn quickly and works well both independently as well as in a team setting

Desired Skills:   

  • Experience in Modern Java, Scala, or Kotlin Frameworks and Libraries (e.g. Spring, Guava, Scalatra)
  • Experience with machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks (e.g. Tensorflow)
  • Experience with data visualization
  • Experience with web frontend frameworks (e.g. React) and accessing REST APIs
  • Experience in distributed databases, NoSQL, or Graph databases (e.g.Neo4j or MongoDB) a high plus
  • Experience in streaming and/or batch analytics (e.g. Kafka, Spark, Flink, Storm, MapReduce, Hadoop)

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.  US Citizenship is required.


Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

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