Senior Data Engineer, TS/SCI with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Data Science
Aurora, Colorado

REQ#: RQ137805

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity.

GDIT is looking for a Senior Data Engineer to support a complex scalable data lake project that provides business intelligence, analytics and data products to the customer’s mission. This person should embody a passion for continuous improvement and innovation. 


  • Develop and implement methods for data collection and reliability. 
  • Analyzes raw data sources to develop and maintain datasets for transforming into useful data systems. 
  • 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. 
  • Identifies ways to Improve data quality and efficiency. 
  • Research emerging technologies to determine meaningful upgrades to project. 
  • Provides input and is involved in writing and updating technical documentation. 
  • Troubleshoots complex problems and provides customer support for the ETL process 
  • Collaborate with fellow data engineers and data analysts 


  • Ability to perform root cause analysis on external and internal processes and data to identify opportunities for improvement and answer questions 
  • Excellent analytic skills associated with troubleshoot Linux systems 
  • Experience performing configuration management (e.g., package installation, starting of services, installing scripts or config files) 
  • Experience with ETL process 


  • 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 
  • 5-8 years of related software engineering, ETL, and/or data science experience. 
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, interpersonal and team building skills. 
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • Experience with the following languages: PowerShell, 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 
  • Understanding of Agile and/or use of JIRA 
  • 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 


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

The likely salary range for this position is $139,560 - $209,340, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.

View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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.