Data Engineer Senior

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Data Science
Washington, District of Columbia
Reston, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Data Analysis

Data Lake


REQ#: RQ144302
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

Data Engineer

Our work depends on a Data Engineer joining our team in supporting defense analytical requirements with enhanced scientific/engineering research, capability/limitation analysis, reverse engineer analysis/characterizations, facility, and vulnerability assessments.


  • Analysis and production include, but is not limited to:

- complex foreign electronic systems, subsystems, facilities and/or equipment and can emphasize one or more area(s) pertaining to power, microelectronics, electronic hardware, circuits, sensors, guidance and control, signals, electromagnetic, electro-optical (EO)/infrared (IR) and/or similar areas associated with current and projected electronic systems and/or subsystems, and,

     - includes, but not limited to, electrical engineering and sub-disciplines of computer, electronic, optical, and power engineering.

  • Designing, implementing, and operating data management systems for intelligence needs.
  • Designing data storage, access, use, integration, and management for different data regimes and digital systems.
  • Working with data users to determine, create, and populate optimal data architectures, structures, and systems.
  • Planning, designing, and optimizing data throughput and query performance.
  • Participating in the selection of backend database technologies (e.g. SQL, NoSQL, Graph Database, etc.)
  • Working as a member of a team assigned to design and implement data collection, integration, and transformation solutions.
  • Proposing design solutions and recommend best practices for large-scale data analysis.
  • Transforming a variety of input data structures into a unified data structure that aligns with the established ontology.


  • TS/SCI, polygraph eligibility
  • Master’s degree and 12+ years’ relevant experience OR Bachelor’s with 14 years’ relevant experience
  • 2+ years’ experience in an official member agency of the Intelligence Community 
  • Familiarity with and experience applying Intelligence Community Directives pertaining to disseminating all source intelligence analysis
  • Hands-on experience in ETL, Data warehouse, Data Marts, Visualization and/or building data pipelines, modeling and designing schema for data lakes or for data platforms.
  • Experience with Agile implementation methodologies
  • Experience using common CI/CD tools
  • Experience working with databases in both the extract and load aspects of the ETL process
  • Strong programming and scripting skills experience and expertise in two or more of the following:  XML/XSLT, Python, Perl, Shell Scala, C
  • Proficient in big data/distributed computing frameworks
  • Practice working with, processing, and managing large data sets
  • Location: On Customer Site
  • US Citizenship Required


● 401K with company match

● Comprehensive health and wellness packages

● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications

● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.