SAIC Big Data Engineer Job in Alexandria, Virginia

Big Data Engineer (Job Number:430714)



SAIC currently has an opening for a Big Data Engineer Full time, 100%

Location: Both Government and Corporate sites in Alexandria, VA.

The successful candidate will function as a ‘hands-on’ technical lead at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for high visibility big data engineering efforts and will be responsible for defining all technical aspects of the solution to include the approach, architecture, analyses, technologies, cost, BOE development, and execution. As the Big Data Engineer, you will work directly with the USTPO team to integrate technologies including Hadoop services and infrastructure, NoSQL and relational data stores, and tools and technologies in the area of ETL, data warehousing, reporting, business intelligence, visualization and advanced analytics. This individual will also be responsible for participating in and establishing project objectives, plans, schedules, and budgets and for managing the technical, operational, and financial performance of projects. This position of Big Data Engineer will directly support and execute the core elements of the USTPO Big and Open Data objectives: requirements and analysis, software design, development, implementation, and integration, development testing, configuration management (CM) and pilot pipeline automation support, production support, and software operations and maintenance transition. The software design, development, implementation, integration services will provide for integration of required changes with current software applications, database applications, and other solutions. Integration may include technical components, organizational components, and documentation.



  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.


  • Ability to lead and contribute to the execution of large- scale technical projects

  • Expertise in advanced IT technologies: Big Data engineering and integration, Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA), datacenter architectures, or web services

  • Expertise in the full data lifecycle areas of: data modeling, ETL, data warehousing, reporting, data exploration and visualization, analytics and data provisioning

  • Detailed knowledge of the big data analytics/data science industry, including key technologies, vendors, and trends

  • Expertise in the areas of Big Data design and implementation for data intensive problems (high Volume-Velocity-Variety scenarios) using Hadoop- based infrastructure and services (such as MapReduce, YARN, NoSQL stores, Apache Spark, Accumulo)

  • Capable of synthesizing a reference architecture from a requirements specification, industry best practices, and vendor whitepapers / artifacts

  • A recognized leader and mentor who can serve as a subject matter expert for technologies/tools

  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills at both the engineering and senior executive levels

  • Superior analytical and problem-resolution skills, with attention to details

  • Broad knowledge of IT terminology, methods, principles, concepts, and theories

  • Proven leadership traits to include sound business judgment, keen conceptual skills, intellectual discipline, self-confidence, well-developed management and problem resolution skills

  • Data management/Data Science certifications and/or training

  • High energy, strong work ethic, and able to perform within condensed timeframes

  • Professional demeanor and attitude


The successful candidate will have a track record of success in managing high visibility, complex, technical programs with experience in the following:

  • Organizing and managing the technical team.

  • Producing and maintaining requirements, system architecture, and design documents

  • Interfacing and managing relationships with customers, contractors, and sub-contractors

  • Maintaining an environment conducive to professional growth and staff development

  • Managing a staff (directly and indirectly) and providing leadership, guidance, and mentoring

  • Engaging in new technology research to facilitate innovative and leading edge approaches to internal and external opportunities

  • Taking an active ‘hands-on’ role with all aspects of the program

  • Applying Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) concepts and practices

  • Large scale infrastructure modernization efforts

  • Managing 3rd party technology partners and vendor relationships

  • Sizing/scaling distributed computing clusters, deployment models (cloud-based / on premise), operations, management, and security

  • IT- relevant industry areas and an understanding of the surrounding strategic issues that may impact the customer

  • Data standards and compliance, statistical analysis, machine learning techniques

  • Knowledge of typical data governance issues, strategies, and policies

  • Intimate working knowledge of the full Systems Engineering life cycle (Requirements, Analysis, Design, Implementation, and Testing) as well as project management methodologies

  • Experience developing and maintaining project plans including schedules, project requirements, budgets and delivery

  • Providing solutions to government customers in either the Fed/Civ or DoD space


  • Bachelor’s degree required and 9+ years of experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of successfully performing in a role of major responsibility tied to large data intensive projects with tight deadlines.

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience as a Data Engineer / Data Architect / Solution Architect

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with designing solutions using big data tools and technologies

  • Advance degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Information Systems or related discipline; industry recognized certifications such as PMP, PMI-ACP or ITIL is preferred

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Potential for Teleworking: No

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit

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Job Posting: Sep 13, 2017, 2:56:26 PM

Primary Location: United States-VA-ALEXANDRIA

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Other Clearance

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Other Clearance

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time