• Big Data Engineer

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/22/2019 2:45 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in software engineering or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in designing, developing, building, and implementing Big Data solutions or developing automated solutions to solve complex problems, a thoughtful ability to solve problems could outweigh years of experience.
    • Ability to identify and implement a data solution strategy
    • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity in exploring new technologies and finding creative ways to solve data management problems
    • Experience developing solutions with Python/Javascript/PERL
    • Experience/knowledge of Spark, Impala, Hadoop, Streamsets, Kafka, Rest APIs 
    • Experience in SQL-based technologies
    • Experience with at least one of the following NoSQL Database technologies:
      • Arrango
      • Mark Logic
      • HBase
      • Impala
      • Parquet
      • RedShift
    • Experience in Linux administration/troubleshooting


    A TS/SCI security clearance with the ability to obtain a Polygraph is required at time of hire. Candidate must be able to obtain the Polygraph within a reasonable amount of time from date of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    A Relocation package may be available for this position. 


    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) is seeking motivated candidates to join our insider threat detection, systems integration team. Our mission oriented team is responsible for the design, testing, deployment, maintenance, operation, and evolution of the systems directly supporting the insider threat detection program of a large government customer in the United States Intelligence Community (USIC). GDMS has an immediate opening on the team for a motivated Big Data Engineer with a self-starter mindset who is up to date with the latest tools and techniques. The position will focus on the integration of new data management technologies and software performance tuning and troubleshooting. This is a challenging yet rewarding position that provides an opportunity to leverage cutting edge technologies in pursuit of a vital mission that protects people, sensitive information/technologies, and the national security posture of the USIC.


    The majority of work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia, which is located approximately 25 miles west of Washington D.C., near the Dulles International Airport. The selected Big Data Engineer will support a 6+ year contract that General Dynamics recently secured.



    • Assist in the development and delivering of large scale data pipelines
    • Leverage new database technologies to improve customer data solutions
    • Develop and implement automated tests for data transformations and data migrations 
    • Research and apply big data solution technologies to complex datasets; make recommendations to data science team on new technologies



    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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