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Jacobs Data Engineering Team Lead in Arlington, Virginia

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Your Impact:

This position is CONTINGENT upon contract award. Our recruiting team will follow up with you on your application. Our hiring team will not start the interview evaluation process until award.

Skills & Tasks

  • Performs as senior Data Engineer all tasks detailed in Section and acts as the central Data Engineering Team point of contact. Leads coordination of data engineering requirements and priorities.

  • Develops and updates a Data Engineering Team Process Improvement Plan and lead implementation to enable the Data Engineering Team to keep pace with increased CCI data requirements.

  • Identifies any obstacles or issues the Data Engineering Team encounters and communicate them to appropriate sponsor personnel along with input regarding recommended actions.

  • Lead point of contact for coordinating tasking, metrics, and updates for the Data

  • Engineering Team.

  • Develops code using various programming and scripting languages to automate data ingestion and improve data management processes.

  • Trains new data engineering team personnel and provide guidance and support to less experienced team members.

  • Ensures Data Engineering Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are appropriately captured and communicated across the team.

  • Accountable for technical correctness, timeliness, and quality of deliverables for the

  • Data Engineering Team.

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills to all levels of management and Government customer.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience performing data engineering work in a cloud environment.

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Science,

  • Engineering, or Technology field.

  • Demonstrated experience with programming and scripting languages (e.g. Python, PERL, Java, C/C++/C#, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience with majority of various data formats as identified in Table 3.

  • Demonstrated experience with relational, NoSQL and/or file-based storage (e.g. MongoDB, SQL Server, Oracle, Postgres, Hbase, DynamoDB, etc.)

  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps tools (e.g. Git, Jenkins, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform, etc.)

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Professional certification or equivalent.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science or

  • Technology field.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience performing data engineering relevant work in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced, and matrixed environment.

  • Up to date knowledge of COTS, GOTS, and Open Source data engineering technologies and

  • demonstrated experience implementing data engineering process improvements.

  • Demonstrated experience with NiFi.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

  • General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

  • General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


  • Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.