Unisys Federal Systems

Big Data Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Req ID
Federal Systems
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

Position Summary/Responsibilities:


We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Big Data Engineer to join our team in Alexandria, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


The ideal candidate should have an eye for building and optimizing data systems and will architect and build the software, research and implement the base system, and help chart our course forward as we continue to scale and solve interesting challenges.


  • Work closely with other big data, reporting and analytics team members to optimize the agency’s data systems and pipeline architecture
  • Design and build the infrastructure for data extraction, preparation, and loading of data from a variety of relational and non-relational sources into the Big Data environment and AWS.
  • Build data and analytics tools that will offer deeper insight into the pipeline, allowing for critical discoveries surrounding key performance indicators 



Required Skills:  

  • Minimum 15 years of IT experience and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent quantitative field or equivalent blend of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar Data Engineer role
  • Experience working with large data sets and extracting from structured or unstructured datasets
  • Demonstrated ability to build processes that support data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency and workload management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to project manage and work with cross-functional teams
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases, query authoring (SQL) as well as working familiarity with a variety of databases.
  • Experience building and optimizing ‘big data’ data pipelines, architectures and data sets.
  • Experience with displaying data Geospatially.
  • Experience with the following tools and technologies: 
    • Cloudera Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, NiFi, ElasticSearch, Hive, Solr
    • Relational SQL and NoSQL databases
    • Data visualization tools such as D3js, leaflet.
    • AWS cloud services such as EC2, EMR, RDS and Redshift
    • Stream-processing systems such as Storm and Spark-Streaming
    • Programming languages and related web technologies such as Python, Java, Javascript, C++, JSON, R etc.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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