Data Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Oct 19, 2017
Closes
Oct 27, 2017
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

JOB DESCRIPTION: Band 3 Data Engineers develop, construct, test, and maintain architectures such as databases and large-scale data processing systems. They clean, prepare, and optimize data for consumption through the design and construction of massive reservoirs for big data. They solve moderately complex problems associated with database access and integration and unstructured data sets to provide clean, usable data for customers and IT counterparts. These engineers serve as integrators between data architects, data scientists, and other data consumers. They apply broad knowledge of scripting tools, programming languages, standards, and software packages to build the data pipelines that enable faster, better, data-informed decision-making within the Agency. In addition, these engineers share expertise within their team and with their data science and IT counterparts.

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RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed Yes PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation
  • SPECIAL INFO:
    - U.S. Citizenship Required
    - Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
    - Polygraph Test Required
    - Position Subject to Drug Testing
    - Two Year Probationary Period
    - Direct Deposit Required

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

    Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.


    1) Education: Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Physical Sciences, or any other technology related field;
    2) Experience: Software Coding: C++ Java, AND/OR Statistics & Modeling: R, Python, AND/OR Query Languages: SQL, NoSQL, AND/OR Scripting: JavaScript, Python, Cloud Services Design, Algorithm Development, Data Visualization, Big Data /Data Modeling, Machine Vision & Deep Learning, Optimization.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

    APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

    1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
    2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
    3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

    Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

    As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

    In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

    NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

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