Data Engineer

Clearance Level
Data Analysis
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ135817

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: MBI (T2)
Requisition Type: Regular

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Data Engineer supporting the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the United States Postal Service (USPS). GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. You will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter.   


  • Make recommendations of data storage and retrieval, data workflow automation processes, end-user Business Intelligence tools, design, quality assurance standards, and performance standards, as well as determining the benefit of tradeoffs in the recommended options
  • Identify and document customer requirements when on-boarding new data assets for data analysis and data science work
  • Work with RISC and CIO to build and maintain data infrastructure for the optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data
  • Define and communicate data architecture requirements, keeping current with data management best practices
  • Maintain data management systems and participates in the design and development of new data pipelines
  • Research internal and external data sources for new data and improved sources of data feeds
  • Research key technologies and platforms, integration best practices and incorporation of third-party APIs and open source/reusable components
  • Provides recommendations and guidance related to data integration strategy to meet future reporting and analytic needs
  • Collaborate with data owners to establish data quality rules and definitions and implements the data quality rules in data management system
  • Make recommendations for process improvements to support data integrity efforts
  • Support the development of automated solutions which enhance the quality of enterprise data
  • Monitor jobs for failure and performance bottlenecks and resolves issues as needed
  • Utilize lean and agile software development practices such as test-driven development, refactoring, continuous integration, and simple design to create quality, reusable code


  • Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Required Experience:
    • 3+ years of specialized experience in building and maintaining data pipelines in cloud-based tools such as Azure Databricks, Azure Data Lake, or similar platforms
    • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Security Clearance Level:
    • MBI (obtain & maintain)
    • The security clearance for this program requires the selected candidate to have resided in the US for the past five years; The selected candidate cannot have left the country for longer than 90 consecutive days and no more than 180 cumulative days 
    • We can only accept Green Card Holders or US Citizens for this program
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    • The employee provides expert level advice in the application of a wide set of statistical, programming, and/or engineering disciplines for planning, design, analysis, and specification development for systems and databases, and data models and pipelines to support the end-user analysis process
    • Expert technical knowledge of database structure systems, data models and performance tuning, data mining, data warehousing, and segmentation techniques
    • Expert level skill in application/data development including Python, SQL, Java, etc.
    • Ability to work with a variety of data sources including flat files, relational databases, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and web sites using techniques including direct connections (JDBC/ODBC), REST APIs and web scraping
    • Ability to work collaboratively across teams
    • Skill applying agile engineering practices
    • Ability to manipulate both structured and unstructured data in a data analytics environment using tools such as SQL and related technologies (SSRS/SSIS), Python, Databricks or Apache Spark, Azure data storage and data movement/transformation technologies (Azure Data Lake)
    • Experience with automation and DevOps practices
    • Ability to use open-source tools, cloud computing, machine learning, and data visualization
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form, with both technical and non-technical staff
    • Ability to work in an organized fashion, completing tasks timely while paying attention to details
    • Skill configuring and using a metadata management tool (e.g., Collibra, Informatica, etc.)
    • Skill creating presentations using PowerPoint and data visualization software (e.g., Power BI, Tableau, Excel, i2, etc.)
    • Skill applying numerical and analytical analysis to solve problems
  • Location:
    • Arlington, VA
    • Telecommuting for this position will be available, but personnel are required to live within the Greater DC area in order to be onsite at least 2 days every 2 weeks  


  • Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
  • 401K with company match 
  • 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

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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.