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Data Engineer - Cleared

Columbia, MD 21045

Posted: 07/12/2024 Telecommute: Hybrid Specialty: Data Management Job Number: 12334 Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

The Squires Group has an opening for a CLEARED Mid-Level Data Engineer to work a HYBRID schedule out of our client site in Columbia, MD. The ideal candidate has worked with big data systems, complex structured and unstructured data sets, and has supported government data acquisition, analysis, and/or sharing efforts in the past.


Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens with an Active Top-Secret Clearance, clearable to TS/SCI.


9 years total relevant experience plus the following:

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, org technical degree or industry experience equivalent (+4 years relevant experience can substitute for a BS degree)
  • Experience with programming languages such as Java.
  • Experience with Java Unit and Integration testing.
  • Fluency with data extraction, custom translation development, and loading including data prep and labeling to enable data analytics.
  • Familiarity with various log formats such as JSON, XML, and others.
  • Experience with data flow, management, and storage solutions (i.e. Kafka, NiFi, and AWS S3 and SQS solutions)
  • Ability to decompose technical problems and troubleshoot system and dataflow issues.
  • Must be certified DoD IAT II or higher (CCNA-Security, CySA+/CSA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, SSCP)
  • Willingness to do a programming challenge during the interview process.
  • Experience with Zoom/Teams/Meet style team meetings
  • Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens with an Active Top-Secret Clearance, clearable to TS/SCI


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Python 
  • Experience with NOSQL databases such as Accumulo desired
  • Experience developing with Kubernetes environments
  • Prior Experience supporting cyber and/or network security operations within a large enterprise, as either an analyst, engineer, architect, or developer.
  • Familiarity with the Agile Project team and task management environment.

Job Requirements

4 Reasons to Join The Squires Group, Inc.:
1. Our Commitment to You - We offer competitive pay, multi-year projects, and a list of exciting clients.
2. Work-Life Balance - We work hard, we work smart and have quality time for family and "life."
3. Golden Rule - We treat our consultants the way we want to be treated: with integrity, professionalism, and trust.
4. We Care About You – We help you meet your career goals and continuously support your efforts in the field.
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The Squires Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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Jason Tillerson
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