Leidos is seeking a Senior IT Data Engineer, to be based in the Fort Meade, MD area. As the Senior IT Data Engineer, you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary team that supports the Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS). You interface with other technical teams, DISA personnel, vendor technical support, and with technical representatives from DoD services. You will work as part of an integrated, cross-platform team to provide military base/post/camp/station migration support services DoD-wide as the JRSS stacks are deployed and used for operations.
You will leverage your understanding of Kafka, modern data architectures and Data Streaming to support the design, development, implementation and automation of enterprise level solutions for our DoD customers. You will support requirements analysis, systems design, integration, testing, and associated documentation. You will also provide tier 3 support for the operations and maintenance of fielded systems.
Assist in designing, publishing and the maintenance of schemas
-Schema design and optimization
-Maintain Schema Registry
-Work with mission partners to leverage schemas and data
Develop connectors for non-standard data sources
-Establish naming conventions
-Design topic hierarchies
-Optimize and manage partitions
-Design and manage partition placement
-Handle partition balancing
Support the development and implementation of automation
-Design and build out Ansible deployment of Confluent components
-Design and build out Ansible deployment of replication configuration
-Manage Ansible for operations (upgrades, scaling, etc.)
-Provide Ansible toolkit for mission partners
Develop User Defined Functions (UDF) to support real time streaming data processing & analytics in KSQL
Develop, build, optimize, and maintain KStreams processing jobs
Assist in designing and implementing the Data Ingest pipeline
-Ensure throughput and capacity of Kafka Connect
-Normalize data feeds into a common schema for ingestion into Elastic and into mission partner systems
-Enrich data feeds with derived metadata
-Route incoming data feeds into topic topology
-Support the addition of new data sources
-Support changes in schemas
-Implement any data reduction strategies such as duplicate event aggregation
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/combined education, with 12+ years of experience; or 10+ years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree.
•Experience with Kafka
•Experience with RedHat Linux
•Experience with KSQL
•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 IAT2 certification
•Experience with enterprise level architecture design and development
•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
External Referral Bonus $:$3000
Potential for Telework:Yes, 10%
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Software Engineering
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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