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Huntington Ingalls Industries Big Data Engineer in Springfield, Virginia


We are seeking aBig Data Engineerto support our customer.


Designs, modifies, develops, writes and implements software systems. Participates in software and systems testing, validation, and maintenance processes through test witnessing, certification of software, and other activities as directed. Provides support to senior staff on projects/programs. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a variety of fields related to the project. This position takes direction from senior technical leadership.

The Big Data Engineer (BDE) is responsible for building the next generation of web applications and systems focusing on capability delivery to end users. The BDE is a member of a “big data” team of specialist within the multi-disciplinary agile development team. The BDE will manage requirements collection, software design, development and delivery – full lifecycle – in support of analysts. The BDE helps manage effective processes associated with the architecture. The BDE collaborates closely with the Agile Software Developer (ASDs), Technical Targeting Developer (TTDs), and the end user analysts to write and implement cutting edge big data algorithms and analytics. The BDE engages in software solution planning and creation to ensure capabilities are delivered using the latest available technologies and methods. The BDE will operate in a “RAD/JAD” environment in which tasks are rapidly defined and then executed to insure maximum user input, feedback and adoption. The BDE ensures the interoperability of the in-house capability with outside partners.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • COMPTIA Security+ certification or CISSP certification

  • Proficiency in two or more of the following programming languages: C#, Java, .NET, Python, Perl, Ruby, or similar

  • Familiarity with current Agile methods

  • Proficiency with the following:

  • Multiple operating systems including: UNIX, Linux, Windows, Cisco IOS, etc.

  • Machine learning, data mining, and knowledge discovery

  • Analytic algorithm design and implementation

  • ETL processes; including document parsing techniques

  • Networking, computer, and storage technologies

  • Using or designing RESTful APIs, SOAP, XML

  • Developing large cloud software projects, preferably in Java, Python or C++ language

  • Java/J2EE, multithreaded and concurrency systems

  • Multi-threaded, big data, distributive cloud architectures and frameworks including Hadoop, MapReduce, Cloudera, Hive, Spark, Elasticsearch, etc. for the purposes of conducting analytic algorithm design and implementation

  • NoSQL database such as Neo4J, Titan, Mongo, Cassandra, and hBase

  • AWS Services (EC2, Network, ELB, S3/EBS, etc.)

  • Processing and managing large data sets (multi PB scale)

  • Web services environment and technologies such as XML, KML, SOAP, and JSON

  • Proficiency in trouble-shooting in very complex distributed environments including following stack traces back to code and identifying a root cause

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education – Masters Degree in Computer Science or related field (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering) – but a technical BS degree will suffice

  • Distributed computing-based certifications

  • Proficiency with the following:

  • Management/tracking utilities such as Jira, Redmine, or similar

  • Running Internet facing or Service Level Agreement (SLA'd) auto-deployed environments

  • Real-time media protocols (Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP))

  • Data transfer systems such NiFi

  • Text processing: NPL, NER, entity retrieval (e.g. Solr/Lucene), topic extraction, summarization, clustering, etc.

  • Certification from an Agile certified institute, International Consortium for Agile, Scaled Agile Academy, Scrum Alliance,, International Scrum Institute, ScrumStudy, Project Management Institute - Agile Certified Practitioner, or similar XP/Scrum certification or training is desired

  • Support to SOF; Previous experience with technology, intelligence and cyber under the umbrella of USSOCOM


9 years of relevant experience with a Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science in Computer Science or related fields (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering), 7 years experience with a Master's degree. An additional 4 years of specific job experience with a HS diploma may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement for this job

Clearance Requirements:

Must have active TS/SCI clearance

Physical Demands -The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

HII-MDIS, formerly Fulcrum, Fulcrum is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability

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Job LocationsUS-VA-Springfield

Clearance RequiredTop Secret / SCI

Job ID2019-1951

of Openings1


TypeFull Time