Data Engineer (Active TS/SCI/Polygraph Required)

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Data Science
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ116872

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We take pride in providing our clients with the data they need to make important decisions that impact the world around us.

You make GDIT your place by delivering insights to help our clients make impactful changes real. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you’ll become a critical part in how we successfully solve our clients’ biggest challenges. Our work depends on a Data Engineer joining our team to support Big Data activities in Herndon, VA.

At GDIT, our people are at the center of everything we do. As a Data Engineer supporting our customer, you will be trusted to develop Apache NiFi data flows to deliver data between customer environments supporting 24x7 mission critical services and operations.  You will be supporting our core mission hours of 9:00AM – 3:00PM, with occasional support of earlier/later coverage and a rotating pager duty, based on mission demands and coverage requirements.  In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Create new NiFi feeds to move routine and mission critical data in support of a variety of mission partners.
  • Ensure the continued movement of data (gigabyte to terabyte range) using Sponsor approved methods.
  • Execute data ingestion activities for storing data in a local or enterprise level location.
  • Participate in monitoring activities to ensure the stable movement of data.
  • Facilitate code/flow reviews to identify bugs and areas for code improvement to ensure high quality software.
  • Create scripts to automate the deployment of flows, bucket polices, and other configuration changes.
  • Conduct production deployment activities with the team to ensure new capacities reach production in a timely fashion.
  • Leverage architecture diagrams to implement new feeds and architecture updates. 
  • Generate standard operating procedures and other documentation detailing the completed work.


  • BS or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ Years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated professional experience creating NiFi processors and flows.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with the customer’s Monitoring and Alerting processes.
  • A self-starter attitude and able to work autonomously while collaborating with the balance of the team as needed.
  • Ability to interface with customers during planning sessions, technical exchanges, and other customer focused activities.


  • Familiarity with the customer's cloud infrastructure and hands on experience preferred particularly with serverless architecture, bucket policies, and cloud formation is a plus.
  • Familiarity with continuous build, continuous deployment and other DevOps tools and methodologies
  • Familiarity with source control tools.
  • Experience working in an Agile Development Environment particularly with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is preferred


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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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 the status of the federal contractor mandate and 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.