• Data Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Falls Church
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2020 2:06 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    This position is contingent upon award

    The Data Engineer is an accomplished technical leader, proactive customer-focused advocate, a team player with substantial software engineering experience, preferably with some experience within the healthcare industry. The Data Engineer must have hands-on experience with enterprise level software development, integration and implementation. Big data experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will have an advanced understanding of ETL & ELT, data ingestion, data discovery & analysis, data cleansing, data transformation, data visualization, and SQL/data modeling. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to evaluate cutting edge technologies and overcome technical challenges in a fast paced environment. The Data Engineer will play a key role of migrating three enterprise applications into a consolidated application which leverages DevOps, cloud computing, and data lake / big data technologies.

    The candidate will evaluate and recommend available DBMS products to meet user requirements. Determine file organization, indexing methods, and security procedures for specific user application. Commensurate experience and education. Develop data migration strategy and lead data migration efforts. Familiarity with Oracle data migrations.

    General Responsibilities:
    •Architect, design, develop, implement, and maintain code, information architecture, and conceptual models to support data processing, and flows thru data lake
    o Landing Zone - data ingestion of raw data or capture of streaming data
    o Discovery Zone – evaluate data quality, transform raw data, and cleanse data
    o Enterprise Zone – transform into data model for external consumption by reporting & self-service BI
    •Develop data & metadata policies and procedures
    •Review and evaluate database performance, risk and financial analysis feasibility studies
    •Investigate and repair application defects regardless of component including platform, business logic, data process logic, or database (SQL and data modeling).
    •All other duties as assigned or directed

    •Bachelors of Science (or higher) in computer science or related field
    •At least eight (8) years of systems/application analysis & design experience
    •At least five (5) years of combined experience ETL (Talend, Informatica, or other ETL tool)
    • Experience migrating data from Oracle to other database structures and products, preferred COTS/SaaS solution such as Salesforce

    Technical Skills
    •Excellent knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, Oracle, RDS) including SQL, stored procedures, data modeling
    •Excellent knowledge of SQL, complex SQL tuning, and data warehouse best practices
    •Preferred experience with delivering code using Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) best practices and DevOps
    •Preferred experience with Salesforce, AWS or other cloud platforms.
    •Preferred experience with Big Data (Cloudera) & Java integration

    •U.S. citizen or legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship
    •Location: Falls Church, VA


    • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Engineering ; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience.
    • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors.
    • Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise.
    • Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as a team lead.


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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