Big Data Engineer (Data Engineering Team)

Requisition ID: 21013974

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Polygraph
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No –Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator, we are a trusted provider of highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies, including the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, and NASA. Every day, our 10,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Peraton is looking for a Big Data Engineer to work in the Chantilly, Virginia area. This Engineer will work closely with our Data Engineering / Data Science team and will have an opportunity to learn from seasoned Data Scientists. Area of responsibility will include:
  • Big data engineering and management
  • Data analytics, data modeling and data wrangling
  • Cloud automation engineering using AWS environment  
The Big Data Engineer will engineer, analyze, integrate, test, debug, and monitor data processing workflows to ensure accurate and efficient Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) of data.  This may require:
  • Writing /editing and testing scripts, parsers, and small programs to process, load or analyze data. 
  • Perform the analysis of databases and datasets to ensure proper handling of the data
  • Perform end-to-end data quality assessments focused on analytical accuracy and data integrity
  • Coordinate and resolve data quality issues
  • Help gather metrics and contribute status as required by the customer and management. 
  • Interface with customers electronically, on the phone and in person to ensure data requirements are met.   
  • Perform data flow implementation using approved SOPs and patterns to ensure consistency and maintainability
  • Identify areas of improvement and present innovative solutions to increase efficiency and quality of data flows.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in an IT-related field and minimum 3 years of experience in Systems Engineering. (a Bachelor’s degree in a non-technical field and a minimum of 5 years of experience performing data engineering functions or a minimum of 15 years of experience performing data engineering functions will be considered in lieu of a technical degree.)
  • Understanding of at least one programming language
  • Familiarity with AWS cloud environments  
  • Proficiency with Linux (e.g. file/permission manipulation, directory navigation, executing scripts, etc.)
  • Agile Development experience
  • Ability to work with data modelers, data architects, software developers, DBAs to achieve project objectives
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with open source software packages used to perform data engineering in both Python and Java
  • Familiarity with open source ETL frameworks such as NiFi
  • Familiarity with unstructured and structured data analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with streaming and batch layer open techniques to perform big data processing
  • Scripting Experience (e.g. bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Implementing Linux security best practices (e.g. STIGS, CIS Benchmarks, etc.)
  • Experience in the Intelligence Community
  • Experience working in a Customer Facility

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.