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Springfield, VA · Information Technology
NorthHill Technology Resources has a need for a Data Architect to support NGA in Springfield, VA.  This is a direct-hire role with our client, a fast-growing Federal Integrator.  Outstanding compensation, benefits and company culture.  An active Top-Secret Clearance is required.

Responsibilities for Data Architect
  • Research and properly evaluate sources of information to determine possible limitations in reliability or usability
  • Apply sampling techniques to effectively determine and define ideal categories to be questioned
  • Compare and analyze provided statistical information to identify patterns, relationships and problems
  • Define and utilize statistical methods to solve industry-specific problems in varying fields, such as economics and engineering
  • Prepare detailed reports for management and other departments by analyzing and interpreting data
  • Train assistants and other members of the team how to properly organize findings and read data collected
  • Design computer code using various languages to improve and update software and applications
  • Refer to previous instances and findings to determine the ideal method for gathering data
  • Support the Geospatial Services and Solutions business area to provide high-quality, cost-effective solutions to the customer
  • Design and implement automation solutions to enhance data capture, data refinement, and processes.  Coding examples include:
    • Interfacing with device APIs in order to collect operational metrics
    • Providing automated VoIP phone setup
    • Administering and automating data pipelines between different environments
  • Utilize best practices for source control, testing, and deployment of software changes
  • Work in close collaboration with other automation engineers, infrastructure administrators, and data scientists
  • Diagnose, isolate, and expediently resolve complex problems pertaining to data structures
  • Develop methods of ensuring data incompatibilities among systems are systematically eliminated
  • Design, Develop and recommend data management policies, standards, practices, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent data management operations
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts to increase data availability, data quality, and speed of access
  • Maintain up-to-date documentation of designs/configurations, ensuring team members have continuity of recurring tasks

Qualifications for Data Architect
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or related field
  • 8+ years of related data engineering architecture and design
  • Comfort with Linux/Windows command-line
  • Automation mindset
  • System administration and/or DevOps environment experience
  • Active TS clearance and eligibility to obtain a CI polygraph
  • Strong math and analytical skills are essential to complete job requirements successfully
  • Experience working with private and sensitive personal information
  • Confident in decision making and the ability to explain processes or choices as needed
  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and software
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills are required when meeting with and interviewing potential clients
  • Excellent multitasking skills and task management strategies
  • Ability to complete milestones and work toward multiple deadlines simultaneously
Desired Skills:
  • Python experience
  • Shell scripting experience such as Bash or PowerShell
  • Experience with Database technologies such as Postgres, SQL Server, Oracle, or MySQL
  • Experience writing and working with SQL commands
  • Version control experience with Git
  • Experience with Gitlab and Git workflows
  • Familiarity with Agile Scrum methodologies
  • Time management skills and the drive to work with limited supervision within a small team
Bonus Skills:
  • Web App development experience such as Flask, Django, React, etc.
  • UI/UX experience
  • Experience with Analytics tools such as Tableau
  • Infrastructure as Code experience
  • Experience in technical operations at DoD/IC agencies
  • Cloud experience such as AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.

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