Leidos Defense Group is seeking a Senior IT Data Engineer in Scott AFB, IL to perform technical work as part of an integrated team of CND SMEs supporting the DoD’s JRSS (Joint Regional Security Stack) operational activities. JRSS is a multi-year, global effort to improve the DoD’s security posture and provide enhanced security capabilities and analytics by centralizing and virtualizing network security into regional stacks rather than locally distributed appliances.
You will leverage your understanding of Kafka, modern data architectures, and Data Streaming to support the operations, maintenance, ongoing performance enhancement, and automation of enterprise level solutions for our DoD customers. You will support performance monitoring, systems upgrades, integration, and develop associated documentation. You will also provide tier 2 support for troubleshooting and remediating issues on fielded systems.
Support the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the Data Ingest pipeline
Monitor throughput and capacity of Kafka Connect
Enrich data feeds with derived metadata
Route incoming data feeds into topic topology
Support the addition of new data sources
Support changes to and maintenance of schemas
Implement any data reduction strategies such as duplicate event aggregation
Maintain Schema Registry
Work with mission partners to leverage schemas and data
Maintain connectors for non-standard data sources
Enforce naming conventions
Optimize and manage partitions
Handle partition balancing
Support the development and implementation of automation
Support Ansible deployment of Confluent components
Support Ansible deployment of replication configuration
Manage Ansible for operations (upgrades, scaling, etc.)
Maintain User Defined Functions (UDF) to support real time streaming data processing & analytics in KSQL
Build, optimize, and maintain KStreams processing jobs
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/combined education, with 8+ years of experience; or 6+ years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree. Specific experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.
Working knowledge of Kafka or other stream-processing
Experience with RedHat Linux
Experience with Ansible
Experience with data architectures and data streaming
U.S. citizenship and an active DoD Secret clearance. In addition, you must be able to successfully obtain up to Top Secret based on requirements from the customer and program.
DoD 8570 IATII certification prior to start.
Experience with enterprise level architecture operations and maintenance
Experience with container technologies
Experience with multiple scripting/programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, etc.)
Good Debugging Skills and troubleshooting skills
Good written and oral communication skills
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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