Data Engineer

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NuWave Solutions

Data Engineer Remote/Northern, VA

Data Engineer

NuWave Solutions is seeking Data Engineers to design and implement distributed, cloud-native data pipelines, storage systems, and query support. These capabilities will support next-generation defense and intelligence operations with a focus on enabling machine learning and automation. Teams will be working in an Agile development environment and expected to identify and mitigate risks and bottlenecks associated with big data environments. Other responsibilities include:

  • Architect, design, and implement updates and enhancements to data repositories and indices to support data ingest, enrichment, analysis, visualization, and dissemination
  • Perform database engineering and management activities associated with designing, developing, maintaining, and enhancing Big Data analytic systems using an Agile DevSecOps model
  • Integrate data from multiple sources in batches and real-time
  • Review, design, and develop data quality management processes and automated procedures intended to produce high levels of data integrity
  • Research and recommend solutions to complex problems
  • Oversee code reviews and delivering feedback regarding designs/code
  • Perform research and development and provide technical support to identify and integrate new and emerging technologies into the data environment
  • Design and implement storage and indexing strategies to provide efficient storage and retrieval to support visualizations such as graph-based and geospatial indices
  • Support design and development of data access APIs that allow enterprise access (as appropriate) to data
  • Develop or provide input to engineering artifacts associated with the data repositories


  • Active Top-Secret clearance required
  • Minimum (positions are available at multiple levels of seniority) of a bachelors degree and 3 years of experience in a science or engineering field
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Data transformation experience with scripting (Python, Java, Perl, PL/SQL) or platforms such as Spark, Talend, Knime, or Pentaho
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Good written and oral communications skills

Preferred Skills

  • Familiarity with no-SQL databases like Neo4j, ElasticSearch, or Cassandra
  • Familiarity with SQL query engines, preferably PrestoDB or SparkSQL
  • Familiarity with distributed platforms (i.e. HBase, Kafka, Spark, NiFi) and the cloud (i.e. AWS, GCP, Azure), preferably Amazon Web Services
  • Experience integrating open API based data access and processing
  • DOD8570 IAT Level 1 or 2 certified (A+, Security+, etc. certification)

About NuWave Solutions  

NuWave Solutions is a recognized leader in providing anticipatory intelligence and advanced data analytics to the defense, intelligence, and private sectors for over 20 years.  Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning methodologies, NuWave Solutions streamlines the Data-to-Decision lifecycle faster than traditional practices allowing clients to take action with confidence.

For more information on how NuWave Solutions supports its clients and builds upon success, please visit

Position Details

Locations of Positions: Reston, McLean, or Herndon, VA; Joint Base Andrews-Bolling, DC; Suitland, MD

Travel Required (CONUS/OCONUS): CONUS

If Travel is required, how much? 5%

Work Schedule: Day Shift

Authorization to work in US is required

8570 Requirements: N/A

NuWave Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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