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Job Description

Leidos seeks a data engineer to provide programming support for loading large volume data collections into a variety of data holding areas both on premises and in the cloud. The successful candidate will join a highly collaborative, cross disciplinary team of data scientists, data engineers, and applications developers to deliver mission critical analytics support to our customer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field and minimum of 12 years experience OR a Master's degree and at least 10 years of experience
  • Must have a TS/SCI with Poly to be considered
  • Analyze new data collections and determine optimal data ingest processes
  • Create and maintain NiFi Schemas for new and existing data feeds
  • Develop tools or modify existing ones to preprocess, modify, aggregate, load, index, and archive data collections into clusters and AWS in near real time
  • Implement all proper access controls
  • Generate metrics to track data ingest optimization and ensure data integrity and provenance are maintained
  • Document data flows

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems engineering, or closely related discipline
  • Extensive experience in Extract-Transform-Load processes
  • Demonstrated extensive experience with cloud services (AWS strongly preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud based database services such as Databricks and EMR
  • Understanding of SQL database structures and mapping data structures between different SQL databases
  • Knowledge of API development techniques

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with AWS long-term storage options
  • Experience with NiFi strongly preferred, but would train if candidate has experience in Java or using Pentaho
  • Experience working with a Hadoop cluster
  • Familiarity with open source data engineering tools and processes
  • Experience designing for intelligence applications

Company Info.


Leidos, formerly known as Science Applications International Corporation, is an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services.

  • Industry
    Information Technology
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  • Location
    La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA
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