Data Engineer - TS/SCI w/Poly

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Software Engineering
McLean, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
REQ#: RQ140159
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

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 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. 


  • Import new data sets into an existing search application.

  • Perform ad hoc data engineering and analysis.

  • Create new applications for analyzing, querying and displaying documents and property graphs.

  • Work with users to define their data requirements and to assist with ad hoc data analysis.

  • Troubleshoot complex problems and provide support for software systems and application issues.

  • Work alongside other engineers on the team to sustain and advance the organization’s capabilities.


  • Position requires active Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph .

  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work experience.

  • Two or more years of experience in data engineering, from the design of a common data format to the data pipelines that extract, transform, normalize and load the data.

  • Two or more years of hands-on development with C/C++, C#, or Java in Microsoft Windows environment.

  • Expertise with SQL programming.

  • Demonstrated success in developing software applications through all stages, including requirements generation/gathering, data engineering (data extract/transform/load), web service implementation, and user interface.

  • Proven ability to work with both technical team members and non-technical users.

  • Proven record of independently learning and applying new technologies.

  • Ability to deliver on multiple competing priorities with little supervision.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.


  • Knowledge of Python.

  • Experience with entity resolution across data sets.

  • Experience with Oracle databases, and specifically Oracle Text.

  • Expertise with SQL.

  • Experience with link/graph analysis.

  • In depth experience with building text search applications.

  • Experience with Linux.


  • 401K with company match

  • Customizable health benefits packages

  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career

  • Rewards program for high-performing employees

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Travel Required: None
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.