• Location: Herndon, Virginia
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3078

Title: Data Engineer
Location: Herndon, VA
*Clearance: *Active TS/SCI w/ Polygraph needed to apply *
Company Overview:
Cornerstone Defense is the Employer of Choice within the Intelligence, Defense, and Space communities of the U.S. Government.  Realizing early on that our most prized assets are our employees, we continually focus our attention on improving the overall work/life experience they have supporting the mission.  Our Team is pushed every day to use their industry leading knowledge to provide end-to-end solutions to combat our nation’s toughest and most secure problems.  If you are looking for a place to not only be professionally challenged, but encouraged and supported by a company that cares, don’t look any further than Cornerstone Defense.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Create robust and resilient data pipelines to connect data sources to analytics tools

Work with various analysts to craft requirements

Enumerate the necessary datasets and design the data model and schemas to support the requirements

Provide platform support, including problem solving and debugging, for production issues

Interact and collaborate across the services and communities involved in multi-domain Cyber Defense to achieve breakthrough improvements in capabilities

Required qualifications:

5+ years of experience with data engineering in an enterprise-scale environment

Experience working with various file formats such as JSON, XML or similar

Experience working with analytic platforms such as Splunk, Elasticsearch, Kibana or similar

Knowledge of AWS cloud services and tools, such as Lambdas, EC2s and S3

Knowledge of the data ETL pipeline, including data retrieval

Experience with programming, coding, or scripting

Active/Current TS/SCI with polygraph clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in technical field of study such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or similar field

Experience writing code or scripts in Python

Experience with relational and non-relational databases

Experience briefing other stakeholders on your findings and recommendations

Knowledge of data extraction, transformation, normalization, enrichment, correlation, storage, and API development and integration

Ability to demonstrate effective research, analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to demonstrate effective organizational skills and attention to detail


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