Principal Big Data Engineer

Kforce Inc
Kforce Inc

Job Overview

Kforce has a client in search of a Principal Big Data Engineer in Reston, VA. Key Tasks:

Works in cross-functional teams with data at all stages of the analysis lifecycle to derive actionable insight
Works directly with Big Data Engineer and Health Business Analyst in DevOps teams to ensure adherence to data requirements and Big Data Engineering goals within Cloud Data Lake in AWS
Translates mission needs into an end-to-end analytical approach to achieve results
Performs the pre-analytics areas of data collection and understanding, data cleansing and integration, and data storage and retrieval
Implements new statistical or other mathematical methodologies as needed for specific models or analysis
Determines the appropriate analytics based on the data and the desired outcomes, using techniques including feature detection, statistics, data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, and business intelligence
Interprets the validity of results and communicates the meaning of those results; Has familiarity with data wrangling, analytics, and visualization software and programming languages, including analytics methods for big data
Follows a scientific approach to generate value from data, verifying results at each step


Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience; Ph.D. or JD and four (4) years or more experience
Advanced coursework in machine learning and programming
Experience using data visualization tools
Experience with data querying languages, and statistical or mathematical software
Proficient in writing algorithms and knowing when to apply them
Excellent understanding of statistics and how to apply and interpret them
Extensive background in data mining and statistical analysis
Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation
Excellent pattern recognition and predictive modeling skills
Outstanding communication skills
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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