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Big Data Systems Engineer

Job ID: 2018782
Location: BETHESDA, MD, United States
Date Posted: Dec 2, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Big Data Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC seeks a Big Data Systems Engineer to manage all onsite technical performance.  This work supports a government customer to develop, create and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, implement, test, document, and maintain solutions using internally created and/or commercial off-the-shelf products.
  • Provide end-to-end life cycle project management support
  • Provide systems perspective
  • Coordinate with team to ensure problem solution, risk reduction and user satisfaction
  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning
  • Must be familiar with geospatial data architecture to include:
    • Spatial Data types
      • Vector
      • Raster
      • Trajectories
      • netCDF
    • Spatial indexing
    • Spatial predicated, operations and functions
  • Working knowledge developing and administrating
    • RDBMS – Mandatory; examples:
      • Oracle geospatial
      • Postgres/PostGIS
      • SQL server
  • Must be familiar with automating data processing workflows via tools like Apache NiFi
  • Specify, develop, verify, and validate system availability requirements, operational availability, data access and data security
  • Conduct readiness reviews and verify transition inputs
  • Define operational processes and procedures, Operational Readiness Plan and data assessments
  • Identify requirements; incorporate, integrate and tests requirements; provide status of requirements
  • Provide project oversight, continual assessments and recommendations to address dependencies and risk management
  • Normalize, categorize and trace requirements.


  • Active TS/SCI cleared with CI polygraph
  • 10 - 15 years of experience as a Systems Engineer
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM related discipline or 6 -11 years of Systems Engineering experience with a Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years within the Intelligence Community
  • Agile software development expertise
  • Excellent customer engagement skills
  • Familiarity with ICD 503
  • Experience working at the enterprise level

  • NoSQL/Big Data experience in technologies such as Elastic search or MongoDBHadoop/Accumulo 
  • Experience with geospatial big data stores like GeoMesa or GeoWave
  • Graph database experience such as Node4j


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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