Big Data Engineer (Feeds Team)

Requisition ID: 21013932

  • 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. Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies?  If so, then Peraton is the place for you. Peraton is looking for a Big Data Engineer to work in the Chantilly, Virginia area.  Area of responsibility will include:
  • Big data engineering and management
  • Management of Big Data through various feeds
  • Data workflow automation engineering
The Big Data Engineer will engineer, implement, test, debug, and monitor data flows to ensure the continuous distribution of data from sources to destinations in an efficient and timely manner.  This may require:
  • Writing /editing and testing scripts, parsers, and small programs to process, load or analyze data. 
  • 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 flows meet their needs. 
  • 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.
  • As part of the team it is expected that the candidate participate in the “On Call” rotation with other team members to support any technical or mission need.  This includes abiding to any travel or behavior restrictions required during their rotation.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related field and 2+ years of experience. (Note: In lieu of a technical degree, a non-technical degree and an additional 5 years of related experience may be substituted; or a minimum of 10 years of related experience and no degree can be substituted.)
  • Understanding of Apache NiFi or similar data flow tool experience
  • Basic proficiency with Linux (e.g. file/permission manipulation, directory navigation, executing scripts, etc.)
  • Ability to be  “On Call” one weekend a month to support technical and mission needs
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Math
  • Strong Apache NiFi experience implementing complex data flows (e.g. multiple sources and destinations, dynamically responding to errors, automatic data replay, throttling, etc.)
  • Scripting Experience (e.g. bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • DevOps practices and tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Implementing Linux security best practices (e.g. STIGS, CIS Benchmarks, etc.)
  • Experience with metrics collection and monitoring using tools (e.g. Splunk, Nagios, AppDynamic, 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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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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