Big Data Engineer

  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • Feb 14, 2020
Full time   Data Administration

Job Description

General Dynamic Information Technology's (GDIT's) has an opportunity for a Big Data Engineer working within the Defense Division, supporting an exciting new DoD program at Fort Meade, Maryland. We are seeking a proven big data technologist with experience collecting, analyzing, and interpreting large data sets in order to develop data-driven solutions to difficult business challenges.

The Big Data Engineer provides expert support, analysis and research into exceptionally complex large data problems and processes. Thinks independently and demonstrates exceptional written and oral communications skills. Applies advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts. Contributes to the development of new principles and concepts. Works on unusually complex big data technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious. Determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.

Detailed duties include:
  • Expertise in the areas of Data Lake and Data Management Platform-based best practice, design and engineering for Pb-scale data systems
  • Architecting and engineering modern, federated / disparate data stores into a unified data platform including the ability to create/expose data oriented APIs
  • Centralized and distributed database design and engineering that supports flexible indexing and federation of query capabilities
  • Data governance design and meta-data and data tag management with robust data encryption and data sharing capabilities
  • Monitoring performance and capacity and advising on any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Defining data retention policies
  • Knowledge and use of Cloud-based storage solutions and cloud data migration tools and techniques

Technologies, techniques and frameworks desired:
  • Specific unique application of Cyber-related data and tooling (e.g. SIEM, Splunk, Netflow)
  • Hadoop, NoSQL, RDBMS/SQL, Postgres, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Time-series and Graph databases
  • Data warehousing with streaming and batch processing
  • Metadata and schema design and management
  • Data correlation and enrichment best practices
  • Data science analytics dataset management
  • SOAP, REST, API-based web services
  • EMC storage arrays
  • Hadoop, HDFS, H-Base, Accumulo, Postges, Java, JavaScript, ExtJS, Python, Scala, R, Ruby, XML, JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Storm, Spark


MA or MS in a technical discipline


At least 15 years' experience supporting operations for a global organization

IAT Level III preferred - CASP+ CE or CCNP Security or CISA or CISSP (or Associate) or GCED or GCIH

Significant experience working with Enterprise level customers

Strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills

Clearance level: Secret
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.
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.

Security Clearance


Experience Level

Experienced (3-6 yrs)