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Big Data Software Engineer

Req #: 239287
Location: Mclean, VA US
Job Category: Engineering
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

CACI is seeking fully cleared, dynamic technical professionals to join our TETRA program in the Northern, Virginia area.  TETRA is an Enterprise IT Program that supports and protects the IC mission.  The program is a portfolio of hundreds of projects funded by numerous customers providing Engineering and Sustainment services for a Global Information Technology Enterprise.  As a team, we architect, develop, engineer, maintain, and provide continuous sustainment of enterprise-level communications in support of the customer’s mission worldwide.  We also provide secure, reliable, and cost effective enterprise class data center hosting services, in which we develop, integrate, and maintain.  Be a part of something greater than yourself and make a lasting impact at CACI.

More About the Role:

CACI’s Business and Information Technology Solutions (BITS) Sector is seeking a Software Engineer with Big Data skills who will create a data processing pipeline that will consume data from a number of sources that is expected to grow over time, and clean, transform, and enrich and deposit it into Elasticsearch and MySQL repositories.  As a Software Engineer, you must be able to also analyze the performance of these repositories and implement optimizations to improve data insertion and retrieval performance.  Additionally, you will need to extract metadata from and optimize performance for federated searches, all while staying in conformance with the data model designed by the project’s architect.

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Collecting massive sets of structured and unstructured data from contrasting and disparate data sources
  • Understanding the content and format of the various data sources
  • Verifying relevant data sources for the customer’s business needs
  • Interpreting data to discover solutions
  • Validating data to ensure completeness, uniformity, and accuracy
  • Coordination with other data engineers on the team to ensure data is being ingested properly

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or related field
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience with MySQL or equivalent RDBMS
  • Ability to monitor pipeline performance and apply optimizations, where and when necessary
  • Experience with the following programming languages:
    • Structured Query Language (SQL)
    • Java
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Great time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Understanding of the Agile framework and working within Scrum

Candidate must have one of the following:

  • 12 Years of job-related experience and High School/GED diploma
  • 10 Years of job-related experience and Associates degree
  • 8 Years of job-related experience and Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 Years of job-related experience and Master’s degree
  • 4 Years of job-related experience and Doctorate

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Familiarity with financial terms and business processes

Work Hours:

  •   Core hours: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Work Location:

  • McLean, VA

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.



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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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