Sr. Data Engineer - 37892 in Hanover, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/21/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Hanover, MD
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Job Description

Enlighten, a HII company is looking for an experienced Sr. Data Engineer to support the acquisition of mission critical and mission support data sets from the Department of Defense as well as Federal agencies and commercial sources. The preferred candidate will have a background in supporting complex efforts for acquisition, technical connection, and data normalization. The ideal candidate will have worked with big data systems, complex structured and unstructured data sets, and have supported government data acquisition, analysis, and/or sharing efforts in the past. To excel in the position, the candidate shall have a strong attention to detail, be able to understand technical complexities, the political nature of the data sharing discussions (PII, Classification, etc.), and the willingness to learn and adapt to the situation. The candidate will be relied upon for sound advice in completing MOUs, MOAs, engineering request forms, and other government data sharing information. Candidate will maintain authoritative documentation of acquired data sets (delivery path, interfaces, specs, etc.). The candidate will regularly work independently and as part of a large team to accomplish the client’s objectives and will need to regularly brief senior leadership on progress related to the objectives.

A background in people-centric data sets is a plus but not essential.  Prior experience with data engineering, developing and configuring data parsers, monitoring data feeds and/or managing data flow with Apache NiFi is beneficial, but not required.

Security Clearance:

  • A current TS with SCI eligibility U.S. Government security clearance is required and therefore all candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline.  Educational requirements may be adjusted for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • 8+ years’ professional experience in data management, minimum of 3 years in a government, military, or contractor role
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and Java.
  • Proficiency with acquisition and understanding of network data and the associated metadata.
  • Fluency with data extraction, translation, and loading including data prep and labeling to enable data analytics.
  • Experience with Kibana and Elasticsearch.
  • Familiarity with various log formats such as JSON, XML, and others.Experience with data flow, management, and storage solutions (i.e. Kafka, NiFi, and AWS S3 and SQS solutions).
  • Ability to decompose technical problems and troubleshoot system and dataflow issues.
  • Ability to work independently, anticipate next steps, and identify courses of action to resolve issues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner to diverse audiences
  • Ability to travel to customer and data-owner sites as needed (National Capital Region)
  • Proficient understanding and usage of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated prior experience leading a work stream highly desired
  • Software development background and demonstrated experience in writing data collection and transportation tools in support of big data efforts


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Limited

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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