Current Openings

Data Layer Architect

Location: Chantilly, VA
Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI with FSP

The successful candidate will architect and design an integrated data layer solution, and other data flow/access solutions as required, that successfully balances mission requirements with information and cyber security requirements.

Duties, Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Collaborating with the architecture team, security team, analytic stakeholders, and Sponsor management to architect, design, and implement a department-wide data layer solution
  • Ensuring the data layer solution is continuously optimized and able to fully satisfy analytic mission requirements as rapidly and efficiently as possible
  • Developing and documenting architectural guidance, interface designs, best practices, etc. for data layer engineering teams
  • Assessing the feasibility of data layer and data flow designs/plans, and assuring alignment with established mission requirements and security mandates
  • Analyzing, defining, and documenting requirements for data flows, processes, hardware and software environments, network connectivity, system interfaces, security controls
  • Communicating technical assessments, proposals, and alternatives to both technical and non-technical audiences, including senior management
  • Overseeing the design and implementation of custom solutions or the evaluation, selection, and implementation of COTS solutions
  • Monitoring current and emerging technologies and industry trends to present technical recommendations to senior management and technical teams

Required Experience, Skills, & Technologies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or other related discipline, OR 10 years of related software development experience may be substituted for education
  • Strong experience with the full data lifecycle, from ingest through display, in Big Data and Cloud environments
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively diagnose, isolate, and resolve complex issues pertaining to data, security, engineering, and architecture
  • Significant experience with at least a majority of the following technologies: Oracle, Hadoop, Elasticsearch, SQL, Java, Linux
  • Significant hands-on data analysis and parsing experience
  • Familiarity standards and data issues in enterprise-size environments
  • Exceptional ability to manage competing priorities and communication to multiple stakeholders

Desired Experience, Skills & Technologies

  • Familiarity with multiple data management, content management, and knowledge management solutions
  • Demonstrated expert application of design and integration principles for complex heterogeneous data and security architectures