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Data Engineer @National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, USA Full Time

Title, PP, Series, Band
Data Engineer

Pay Band, Salary Range - Ext
Band 03   $60,613 - $123,234
Band 04   $86,391 - $145,629
Band 05   $120,083 - $161,900

Permanent Change in Station
PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.

Additional Information
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 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 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.
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Band 3:
* Utilize a variety of languages and tools (e.g., scripting languages) to build data pipelines to pull together information from different source systems
* Collaborate with data architects, modelers, and IT team members on project goals; ensure systems meet Agency requirements and industry practices
* Design, construct, install, test, and maintain highly scalable data management systems
* Develop data set processes for data discovery, modeling, mining, and production
Band 4:
* Utilize a variety of languages and tools (e.g., scripting languages) and create custom software components and analytics applications to build data pipelines to pull together information from different source systems
* Collaborate with data architects, modelers, and IT team members on project goals; research emerging systems, opportunities for data acquisition, and new uses for existing data
* Integrate data management technologies and software engineering tools into data management systems
* Design, build, and test algorithms, prototypes, predictive models, and proof of concepts
Band 5:
* Oversee the development of data pipelines used to pull together information from different source systems
* Maintain robust internal network and facilitate collaboration with data architects, modelers, and IT team members on project goals
* Identify and recommend ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality in existing data management systems; advise regarding feasibility of integrating emerging data management systems
* Serve as advisor regarding data management technologies, software engineering tools, and facilitate the innovation of systems and tools
Competencies (across all Pay Bands):
* Advising -- provides guidance and expertise to internal and external customers on policies, procedures, technologies, issues, and other organizational requirements.
* Customer Requirements Generation/Management -- demonstrates knowledge of how to build, prioritize, levy, track, review, and validate customer requirements and ensure they are documented and measurable.  Includes actions to resolve conflicts between customers and the acquisition community.

* Data Information/Management -- formats, catalogs, and/or filters data and information to facilitate data access, integration, and interpretation.
* Data Modeling -- develops, modifies, and evaluates formal descriptions of data and data structures as defined by a standard (e.g., respective definitions, data semantics, data syntax, associated metadata).
* Data Preparation -- accesses, converts, formats, cleans, merges, and normalizes data in advance of scientific and quantitative analysis.
* Data Standards -- knowledge of agency, industry, and other relevant data standards.
* Database Development -- applies database design principles to develop database and file structures.
* Scripting and Coding -- develops scripts, queries, or software code to accomplish a specific requirement or task.
* Technology Evaluation -- evaluates software, tools, and technologies for future use, and analyzes the potential impacts of new technologies. Identifies technology trends and opportunities.
* Testing & Evaluation -- develops test and evaluation plans, designs and conducts appropriate systems/software tests/evaluations, and documents and distributes results.
Qualifications Desirable
A. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Physical Sciences, or any other technology related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Three years of experience or training in data engineering and related technologies.
DCIPS Statement
This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601.  DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Benefits/Pages/default.aspx.
How To Apply
NGA is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
To apply for this position, application instructions can be found by visiting https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Ap... and reading the FAQs. All announcements close at 7:59PM EST on the closing date listed. Be sure to complete and submit your application by that time in order to be considered. An incomplete application will be ineligible for consideration. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Special Requirements
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
* US Citizenship
* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information)
* Polygraph
* Direct Deposit
* Two-year trial period
* Position is subject to Drug Testing


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