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Senior Systems and Data Engineer

Full Time


Herndon VA 20151 USA

Posted 12/02/2022

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The Sponsor has a requirement for a Systems and Data Engineer who will help the Sponsor continually refine and execute a repeatable process for evaluating commercial data throughout the full data lifecycle. The candidate will become a subject matter expert in the data procured by the sponsor by analyzing data samples, data sets, and data feeds to assess and document content and quality. For example, after examining sample data, the candidate will determine the volume of NULL or missing data in a data set, characterize the content of unknow fields, and field question from end users. The candidate will work closely with end users, such as data scientists and analysts, to formulate and execute pilots to assess the utility of specific data sets against questions for the dual purpose of helping end users optimize use of such commercial data while also assisting the sponsor in prioritizing procurement of commercial data that is most useful to the Sponsor's needs. The candidate will also compare samples of data sets being considered for procurement by the Sponsor with existing Sponsor-owned data to assess relative data quality and identify area of duplication and/or complementarity.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Help the Sponsor refine criteria and execute a repeatable process for evaluating data
  • Prepare sample data for evaluation, to include data normalization
  • Evaluate data samples against defined criteria and document results
  • Transfer knowledge gained from analysis of sample data to technical teams responsible for ingest and delivery of the full data set, if Sponsor decides to procure.
  • Work with Mission partners to understand data needs and develop repeatable processes for assessing mission utility of data, to include gathering and reporting usage metrics.
  • Provide technical information about newly acquired data sets and samples necessary for data governance personnel to make appropriate data handling decisions in accordance with sponsor regulations
  • provide technical support to the Sponsor's COTR in interactions with data vendors
  • contribute creative and innovative solutions to assist the sponsor with measuring data utility


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Required Skills and Demonstrated Experience:


  • Active TS/SCI with poly
  • 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems or related degree program, or work-related experience that has provided equivalent knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in systems and data engineering best practices
  • ability to translate stakeholder needs/requirements into data products
  • strong customer service skills, teaming skills, and ability to collaborate within cross-functional team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to changing priorities.
  • Desire to learn new systems and technologies that are consistent with duties.
  • Willingness to participate in training and project management functions as needed.
  • Ability to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Knowledge of Common Workgroup Environment (CWE) (Windows XP), Linux, and Solaris (CPE) operating environments
  • Experience with java/JEE APIs (such as JMS) and JavaScript
  • Familiarity with open source products and tools such as Eclipse, Ant, Junit, Apache, Tomcat, and MySQL
  • Familiarity with scripting languages such as Python and R
  • Familiarity with object-oriented design principles and UML modeling techniques
  • Good cloud Experience especially with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Location Herndon, VA, 20151, United States
Categories Engineering, Data Science, Information Technology
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph

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Contact Name Dulcinea Gavelli
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Primary Phone 540-693-0706
Job Code 127684

Senior Systems and Data Engineer

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