Data Engineer

Metrostar Systems Reston , VA 20190

Posted 3 months ago

MetroStar Systems is looking for a Data Engineer that is passionate about creating and managing modern data structures and supporting applications. The goal is to migrate legacy databases from premise to AWS and transform them into a Data Lake for a modern web application. This project is using the most up-to-date technologies lead by a highly technical team. If you want to join a company that values people that are fearless about making technology work and are open to commuting primarily to Rockville, MD; but may also include Reston, VA, we want you to work for MetroStar!

You're a great fit if:

  • You have experience programming with Databases or were previously a DBA

  • You have experience managing and/or designing Data Lakes or other modern data structures

  • You have experience with Elastic or Solr based search deployments

  • You have worked with AWS based environments and solved data engineering problems in the cloud

  • You enjoy working in an Agile environment and group setting in order to provide timely, effective, and customized software solutions to your customer

  • You're passionate about modern data design and getting data out of legacy data structures to make it more usable, efficient, and powerful

  • Open to commuting to primarily Rockville, MD; but also Reston, VA.

You'll love our Data Engineer position if: (This is the stuff you MUST have to be a fit)

  • You have 5+ years doing database or data lake programming

  • You have 2+ years doing data design and engineering in a virtualized environment (preferably AWS)

  • You have a strong understanding of Data Structure and Storage options in AWS

  • You have 2+ years of experience with repository tools such as Git or Bitbucket and project tracking systems such as Jira

  • You have experience working in Agile environments and using data engineering to support data needs in rapid deployments.

  • You have a Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience in working with Data Engineering.

We'll REALLY love you if: (This is the bonus stuff that makes you stand out)

  • You have programming in or designed a Data Lake in AWS

  • You have experience migrating a legacy database into a cloud native or modern data structure

  • You have experience working in sprints and/or Kanban.

  • You understand various data design principles and can discuss the merits of various approaches in an interview

What your day will look like:

  • You will support both on premise and cloud hosted web applications as we migrate applications.

  • You will design data structures which address business needs currently addressed by a legacy DB.

  • You will work with Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, and Developers to engineer catalog and customer data from legacy data systems to a new system, assist with migration, and support

The Admin Stuff: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for potential access to classified information. Accordingly, US Citizenship is required

The Legal Stuff:MetroStar Systems is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of MetroStar Systems.


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