• Database Engineer (Pure Data)

    Location US-VA-Dulles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/11/2018 4:38 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Experience (Years)
    Systems Engineering
  • Overview

    WOOD is currently hiring a Database Engineer, Level near the Arlington, VA area. The Database Engineer will provide database design, development, implementation, information storage and retrieval, data flow and analysis. Develops relational and/or Object-Oriented databases, database parser software, and database loading software.



    • Develops relational and/or Object-Oriented databases, database parser software, and database loading software.
    • Projects long-range requirements for database administration and design.
    • Responsible for developing a database structure that fits into the overall architecture of the system under development and has to make trades among data volumes, number of users, logical and physical distribution, response times, retention rules, security and domain controls.
    • The Database Engineer works primarily at the front end of the lifecycle-requirements through system acceptance testing and Initial Operational Capability (IOC).
    • Develops requirements from a project’s inception to its conclusion for a particular business and Information Technology (IT) subject matter area (i.e., simple to complex systems). Assist with recommendations for, and analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development, and/or maintenance efforts.
    • Translates a set of requirements and data into a usable document by creating or recreating ad hoc queries, scripts, and macros; updates existing queries, creates new ones to manipulate data into a master file; and builds complex systems using queries, tables, Open Database Connectivity and database storage and retrieval using Cloud methodologies.



    **Must have a Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility (SSBI within the last 5 years)

    • Four (4) or more years of database engineering required.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field 
    • A Master's degree in a related discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of experience

     Required skills:

    • Apache Hadoop, PostgresSQL, MYSQL, or VMware or Oracle DBMS knowledge
    • Possess knowledge of SQL Server and its tools including the facets of successfully administering a wide range of simple to higly complex environments
    • Experience with data and schema design and engineering
    • Demonstrated practical experience with data migration from legacy systems to central repositories
    • Industry standard exchange schema implementation experience (E.g. Cybox or Capec)
    • Be able to evaluate and install new software releases, patches and system upgrades
    • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects of database tuning: software configuration, memory usage, data access data manipulation, SQL, and physical storage
    • Experience with development and execution of database security policies, procedures and auditing-experience with database authentication methods, authorization methods, authorization methods, and data encryption techniques
    • Must work well in a team environment as well as independently

    Desired Skills:

    • Experience with Pure Data and/or other data visualization experience
    • Experience database engineering support to DHS, DoD or Intelligence Customers
    • Data Scientist skills and experience
    • Understanding of Certification and Accreditation (NIST 800 - 53) processes as they apply to database technologies
    • Operating system and hardware platform knowledge preferred
    • Experience working with large unstructured data sets
    • Experience with Map/Reduce technologies
    • Experience with process development and deployment
    • Trained in Six Sigma Methodology
    • ITIL knowledge and certification

    Desired Certifications:

    • Cloudera Certified Professional (CCP): Data Scientist
    • CCDH: Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop
    • CCAH: Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop
    • CCSHB: Cloudera Certified Specialist in Apache HBase
    • CSSLP Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional
    • Database specific certifications as appropriate to position
    • 8570.1 Compliance at IAT Level I certification highly desired


    WOOD Consulting Services is headquartered in Fulton, Maryland with an office in Washington, DC. WOOD embraces a simple philosophy… take care of our people and they will take care of our customers. We seek to hire and retain high caliber-talent to meet the needs of our customers with excellent services. For over 20 years, WOOD has followed that philosophy and built a reputation as reliable mission-enablers helping U.S. agencies achieve mission success.


    WOOD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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