Data Engineer SME - TS/SCI w/Poly

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Engineering
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ118913

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

The Data Engineer will manipulate data and data flows for both existing and new systems. Additionally they will provide support in the areas of data extraction, transformation and load (ETL), data mapping, data extraction, analytical support, operational support, database support, and maintenance support of data and associated systems. As a member of the team, candidates will work in a multi-tasking, quick-paced, dynamic, process-improvement environment that requires experience with the principles of large-scale (terabytes) database development, large-scale file manipulation, data modeling, data mapping, data testing, data quality, and documentation preparation.


TS/SCI with Polygraph

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience

10+ years of related software engineering and ETL experience.

Experience building and maintaining data flows in NiFi or Pentaho.

Excellent organizational, coordination, interpersonal and team building skills.


Experience with the following languages: Java/J2EE, C, C++, SQL, XML, XQuery, XPath, Ruby on Rails, HTML/XHTML, CSS, Python, Shell Scripting, JSON

Knowledge of servers operating systems; Windows, Linux, Distributed Computing, Blade Centers, and cloud infrastructure

Strong problem solving skills

Ability to comprehend database methodologies

Focus on continual process improvement with a proactive approach to problem solving

Ability to follow directions and finish task


Develop complex data flows, or makes significant enhancements to existing pipelines.

Resolves complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

Researches emerging technologies to determine impact on application execution.

Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation.

Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for the ETL process

Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress.

Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software engineers.

May serve as a technical team or task leader.



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.