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Sr. Data Engineer/Sr. Data Architect

The Aerospace Corporation
paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, Virginia, Chantilly
15049 Conference Center Dr (Show on map)
April 18, 2023

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Information Systems and Cyber Division (ISCD) staff couple the latest in information system technologies, such as elastic compute clouds, containerization, microservices, real-time operating systems, and visualization frameworks, with expertise in cyber security, software architecture, software engineering, process improvement, software development, data science, and machine learning to deliver adaptable, resilient, high-performance software intensive systems to our IC, DoD, and civilian customers.

The Data-centric Platforms and Architectures Department seeks a creative and hard-working data engineer to join a team of motivated programmers and data engineers passionate about researching, prototyping, understanding, and building data platforms for the space enterprise. Join us to accomplish innovative work on modern data platforms that adopt the cloud and encompass self-service features. Build data platforms that perform well on four pillars: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance & cost optimization.

This role is hybrid, can work partially remotely, with onsite presence in Chantilly, VA.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Working closely with National Security Space, United States Space Force, and other Department of Defense customers
  • Build data platforms and architectures for various data domains. We use the development of these types of data platforms and architectures to increase velocity and innovation for Aerospace and our customers.
  • Develop and implement an overall organizational data strategy that aligns with business processes. The strategy includes data model designs, database development standards, implementation, and management of data warehouses and data analytics platforms.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with multi-functional teams, customers, and vendors for the smooth functioning of the enterprise data system.

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements for Sr. Data Engineer/Data Architect:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited program in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or related field(s)
  • Typically, 8 or more years of experience in relevant fields in the industry.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of programming languages such as Python and/or Java
  • Familiarity with data integration tools and pipelines such as Apache Airflow, Apache Spark, Denodo, or Palantir
  • Experience with building high-performance data architectures
  • Familiarity with docker containers and cloud deployments (ex., AWS, Azure)
  • Experience with SQL/NoSQL database solutions (ex., MongoDB, MySQL)
  • Current Top Secret/SSBI clearance

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Advanced [Masters, PhD] degree from an accredited program in computer science or other applicable STEM concentration
  • Knowledge of data virtualization and data access
  • Knowledge of semantic data management

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion,genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at ieo.mailbox@aero.org. You can also review Know Your Rights : Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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