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Senior Data Analytics Engineer - NNSA Defense Programs

The Aerospace Corporation
paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), relocation assistance
United States, New Mexico, Albuquerque
2155 Louisiana Blvd Ne Ste 5000 (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.

This position will support the National Nuclear Security Administration Defense Programs, through data analytics to support system engineering and integration (SE&I) and Enterprise portfolio management. The candidate will develop and implement studies that facilitate implementation of improved digital engineering processes with distributed data architectures, systems architecture analyses, technology development planning and evaluation, and other related digital engineering work. This will require the candidate to work collaboratively with program development and program execution staff to fully demonstrate the Aerospace Corporation's technical capabilities in relevant areas to best support the NNSA.

This role is a hybrid position that can be located in Albuquerque, NM or Crystal City, VA. The role will call for approximately 2-3 days of in-office work per week. Some travel is required for the role.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Research and identify data analysis and development tools and platforms to assemble customer and system requirements, facilitate discussion and understanding of data engineering solutions, and enhance the data engineering culture
  • Lead development and delivery of resilient and efficient data platforms for enterprise
  • Integrate and combine data analytics models with other digital engineering initiatives to address unique data analytics problem sets that includes development of solutions to receive, ingest, process and extract data to serve federal and contractor needs
  • Analyze and develop solutions to lead the movement of data between environments to support model development
  • Collaborate with internal technical support members and teams to develop optimized data analytics solutions to support Enterprise Digital Engineering development
  • Identify and develop process improvements for automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, and enhancing ingestion
  • Generate accurate and effective technical documentation and specifications

What You Need to be Successful

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or other applicable STEM concentrations
  • Typically, 12 or more years of proven experience in relevant fields in industry
  • Software development skills in at least two different programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C/C++), including familiarity with machine learning in Python
  • Experience with data architectures and platforms
  • Experience with and knowledge of machine learning, and statistics
  • Experience in data visualization technologies and interactive dashboards
  • Technical leadership or responsibility in one or more software development or computer engineering projects
  • Ability to support and work with multi-functional teams in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication (both written and verbal) combined with a strong collaborative drive
  • Function individually, as well as with partners and teammates across several time zones
  • Technical mentality and desire to learn new tools and approaches
  • Proven capability to perform analysis and technical product delivery, as evidenced through examples of recent integrated work products
  • This position requires the ability to obtain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S citizenship is required to acquire a security clearance.

How You Can Stand Out

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

  • An advanced degree in Data Science and Analytics (or similar).
  • Proven leadership and teaming skills in tasks such as formulating enterprise level solutions, performing and leading studies, collaborating with diverse teams to build comprehensive solutions through application of data analytics tools and methods.
  • Experience in systems engineering, program controls and quality, including tasks such as requirements flow-down, interface definition, resource loaded schedules, documentation repositories, change control processes, system performance analysis, programmatic risk management, cost, schedule and performance trades, and technology development investment analyses
  • Experience leading teams and assessments to support Enterprise portfolio management
  • Experience with Cloud application architectures as well as native application development and deployment
  • Experience with NNSA Defense Programs areas of responsibilities
  • Current Top Secret clearance

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.