• Location: Chantilly
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #1966

Title: Big Data Workflow Engineer

Location: Chantilly, VA

*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *


Company Overview:

Cornerstone Defense, in partnership with our military, intelligence, and civil government customers, supports U.S. operations worldwide through the use of many different types of intelligence, satellite, and cyber technologies. Cornerstone’s Intelligence Sector provides solutions to the United States Government for information collection, operations, exploitation and dissemination, and research activities. Our Team specializes in software development, cloud architecture, systems and network engineering, systems integration, agile management, as well as targeting operations and intelligence analysis. Our support to our mission customers includes cyber network operations, exploitation and defense, signals intelligence, human intelligence, and critical missions and networks.

We are seeking a Big Data Workflow Engineer to work in the Chantilly, Virginia area.  Area of responsibility will include:

  • Big data engineering and management
  • Management of Big Data through various feeds
  • Data workflow automation engineering

The Big Data Workflow Engineer will engineer, implement, test, debug, and monitor data flows to ensure the continuous distribution of data from sources to destinations in an efficient and timely manner.  This may require:

  • Writing /editing and testing scripts, parsers, and small programs to process, load or analyze data. 
  • Help gather metrics and contribute status as required by the customer and management. 
  • Interface with customers electronically, on the phone and in person to ensure data flows meet their needs. 
  • Perform data flow implementation using approved SOPs and patterns to ensure consistency and maintainability
  • Identify areas of improvement and present innovative solutions to increase efficiency and quality of data flows.
  • As part of the team it is expected that the candidate participate in the “On Call” rotation with other team members to support any technical or mission need.  This includes abiding to any travel or behavior restrictions required during their rotation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related field. Note: In lieu of a technical degree, a non-technical degree and an additional 5 years of related experience may be substituted; or a minimum of 10 years of related experience and no degree can be substituted.
  • Understanding of Apache NiFi or similar data flow tool experience
  • Basic proficiency with Linux (e.g. file/permission manipulation, directory navigation, executing scripts, etc.)
  • Ability to be  “On Call” one weekend a month to support technical and mission needs
  • Active TS/SCI with polygraph clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Math
  • Strong Apache NiFi experience implementing complex data flows (e.g. multiple sources and destinations, dynamically responding to errors, automatic data replay, throttling, etc.)
  • Scripting Experience (e.g. bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • DevOps practices and tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Implementing Linux security best practices (e.g. STIGS, CIS Benchmarks, etc.)
  • Experience with metrics collection and monitoring using tools (e.g. Splunk, Nagios, AppDynamic, etc.)
  • Experience in the Intelligence Community
  • Experience working in a Customer Facility
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