Northrop Grumman Data Designer in McLean, Virginia

Are you interested in expanding your career through experience and exposure, all while supporting a mission that seeks to ensure the security of our nation and its allies? If so, then Northrop Grumman is the place for you. As a leading global security company, we provide innovative systems, products and solutions to our customers worldwide. We are comprised of diverse professionals that bring different perspectives and ideas, understanding that the more experiences we bring to our work the more innovative we can be. As we continue to build our workforce we look for people that exemplify our core values, leadership characteristics, and approach to innovation.

Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Data Designer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA's customers. As part of the modernization program, the data engineer will work closely with lead data architect and interface architect along with Project teams to analyze, design and implement data architecture strategy that adequately supports both the system and the project needs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical evaluation of data architecture and analytics capabilities required to produce recommendations for related options and implementation approaches

  • Support data engineering activities on a large scale data analytics project team in developing technical architectures associated to standing up and deploying a new data analytics platform with data loads coming in from internal and accessing external data sources

  • Implement solutions to consume incoming data using various tools based on streaming and at rest data feeds, consumable web services/APIs, and Extract Transform and Load (ETL) routines

  • Assume responsibilities as an ETL architect and lead the implementation of the data architecture working with project Agile teams to ensure system interface, data exchange and security constraints are met per the requirements

  • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters

  • Assume the data designer role to evaluate, design and implement effective data architecture within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based team structure

  • Perform tasks to implement system interface to access, retrieve, process to the data analytics platform

  • Collaborate with lead data architect and interface architect to design and implement effective data architecture strategy for a complex data analytics project


Basic Qualifications:

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science) and at least 5 years' experience

  • At least 2 years' of project experience as an ETL architect implementing data integration using ETL tools such as Informatica PowerCenter, IBM Datastage and/or Talend, and supporting data analytics projects using big data technologies

  • Experience in performing data engineering and data modeling for data warehouse projects using tools such as ERwin data modeler

  • Agile development experience implementing systems and Data Analytics projects

  • Experience supporting development and operational Business Intelligence and Data Analytics projects with data governance and access control challenges

  • Hands-on experience in development of data architectures, data interfaces and ETL for large scale systems

  • Experience to design, develop interface control specifications for system to system interfaces for a data warehousing system

  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearance will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Experience in cloud based environments including integrating data into hybrid cloud environment (on premises and public cloud)

  • Experience using open source tools for scalable processing such as Apache NiFi, languages such as R, Python, Scala, open source data management platforms such as Spark and Hadoop

  • Experience working in Agile teams under a large scale Agile-based framework, preferably SAFe, development methodology

  • Design and hands on experience in development of data integration layer to interface with data coming in from source legacy systems, databases in various formats

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Job Category : Information Technology