Data Engineer (Active TS/SCI/Polygraph Required)

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

REQ#: RQ114726

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: 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 work on Data Flows and web services to condition customer data and deliver it to the downstream consumers. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Movement of structured and unstructured data (gigabyte to terabyte range) using Sponsor approved methods
  • Execute data ingestion activities for storing data in a local or enterprise level location
  • View data in its source format
  • Develop code to format data that facilitates exploration
  • Analyze source data formats and work with Data Scientists and Mission Partners to determine the formats and transforms that best meet mission objectives
  • Develop code and tools to provide one-time and on-going data formatting and transformations into enterprise or boutique data models
  • Implement existing ETL code and best practices/standards that are currently in use in the enterprise
  • Develop and deliver software documentation for each code project that includes ETL mappings, code use guide, code location (generally GitHub) and access instructions), and anomalies encountered.
  • Facilitate code reviews to identify bugs and areas for code improvement to ensure high quality software.


  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience, and 10+ years of experience
  • AWS (Intermediate)
  • Linux (Intermediate)
  • Python (Intermediate)
  • SQL (Intermediate)
  • HTTP API Usage/Integration (Intermediate)
  • Experience analyzing diverse file types (text, image, video, audio, and binary) (Basic)
  • Experience with geospatial tools/data (Basic)


  • Docker (Intermediate)
  • Puppet (Intermediate)
  • Solr (Basic)
  • Postgres Admin (Basic)
  • MariaDB Admin (Basic)
  • Hadoop/Spark (Intermediate)
  • Elasticsearch (Intermediate)
  • Kibana (Basic)
  • Kafka (Beginner)
  • NiFi (Intermediate)


  • 401K with company match
  • Challenging work
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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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.