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Data Specialist, Senior-Level

Columbia, MD 21045

Posted: 07/12/2024 Telecommute: Hybrid Specialty: Data Management Job Number: 12396 Employment Type: Direct Hire

Job Description

The Squires Group has a direct hire opportunity for a Senior-Level Data Specialist to work a Hybrid schedule with our Columbia, MD client. The ideal candidate will have experience working with big data systems, and complex structured and unstructured data sets. Supporting government data acquisition, analysis, and/or sharing experience is required.


Per our Federal Government Contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens with an Active Top Secret Clearance, eligible for SCI.


  • Bachelors in related field AND 9+ years of relevant experience
  • 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 documenting database/data store data models
  • 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 
  • 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, eligible for 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.

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