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Principal Data Engineer (San Diego)

Requisition ID: R10094748

  • CategoryCategory: Research and Sciences
  • LocationLocation: San Diego, CA, USA
  • Citizenship RequirementsCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Security Clearance TypeClearance Type: Top Secret
  • TelecommuteTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • ShiftShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel RequirementsTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Relocation AssistanceRelocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
  • Number of Positions AvailablePositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Works in a variety of settings to build systems that collect, manage, and convert raw data into usable information for data scientists and business analysts to interpret. Their goal is to make data accessible so that organizations can use it to evaluate and optimize their performance. Designs, builds, and oversees the deployment and operation of technology architecture, solutions and software to capture, manage, store and utilize structured and unstructured data from internal and external sources. Establishes and builds processes and structures based on business and technical requirements to channel data from multiple inputs, route appropriately and store using any combination of distributed (cloud) structures, local databases, and other applicable storage forms as required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and maintain a scalable ETL pipeline- to support Machine Learning developments
  • Develop and troubleshoot SQL code, stored procedures, functions, tables, and views
  • Experience in extracting and analyzing data from multiple data sources.
  • Research, evaluate, and determine best fit of tools and techniques for data storage, data mining, data transformation, and data integration
  • Design, develop, test, and deploy scalable data solutions
  • Collaborate with external functional organizations for data and system understanding
  • Consult with customers and stakeholder to clearly define needs and objectives
  • Communicate project status and results to various levels of leadership

Basic Qualifications for Principal Data Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field and 5 years of experience in Data Engineering; OR a Masters degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics with 3 years’ experience

  • Proficiency in MS SQL Server, SQL queries, scripting, and automation
  • Experience building and maintaining Extraction Transfer Load (ETL) and data migration pipelines
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python and C++
  • Working knowledge of Python ETL libraries (Pandas, SQL Alchemy)
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications for Principal Data Engineer:

  • Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or Data Science
  • Experience building REST API and web-programming (Django, Flask, javascript)
  • Working knowledge in statistical modeling, data mining and machine learning (sklearn, TensorFlow, PyTorch)
  • Experience with AWS (EC2, Glue, and Lambda)
  • DevOps development experience Linux, HPC, cloud (AWS), Docker
  • Experience building visualizations (Tableau, matplotlib, seaborn)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau)
  • Experience in Agile Software Development
  • Active Secret/ Top Secret Security Clearance

Salary Range: $104,600 USD - $157,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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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.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.