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Senior Data Engineer

Charlottesville, Virginia
Job Type
30 Jul 2022
Senior Data Engineer
Charlottesville, VA
Hybrid role
Elder Research Inc. is a Data Science consulting firm specialized in providing analytic solutions to clients in Commercial and Government industries. We are seeking to hire a Data Engineer who will provide technical support on project teams by designing and implementing the data architecture necessary to deliver analytics and software products to our clients. We work in a fast-paced environment, solving new and challenging problems on a daily basis. We are trusted advisors to our clients, building lasting relationships and partnering as preferred analytics providers. We use a variety of programming languages and tools to create analytic solutions, often fitting within our clients environment and needs.
As a member of Elder Research Government Team, you will join a functional team of accomplished Data Scientists and Software Engineers that deliver custom analytic solutions. Some of your responsibilities will include: wrangling and fusing large and disparate data sets, assisting in the deployment of models and algorithms, automating the entire data pipeline, and communicating model results through user-focused data visualizations.
We are looking to hire a Senior Data Engineer who can support robust and repeatable data manipulation, large-scale infrastructure for data ingestion, and data visualization for custom client applications. A Data Engineer works collaboratively with Data Scientists, Business Consultants, and Software Engineers to create and deploy dynamic data applications that help our customers make meaningful business decisions. Candidates should have the ability and the willingness to tailor applications to a clients business goals using an iterative methodology. Candidates should also be able to consider both long-term stability and scalability while taking a user-focused approach to development and deployment.
Required Technical Skills:
Candidates should have a mix of the following skills:
  • Ingested data into SQL or NoSQL databases.
  • Performed data transformations such as aggregations, joins, or data cleaning.
  • Built and deployed a system for data extraction, transformation, and loading.
  • Provided access to transformed data for downstream applications or visualizations.
  • Interacted with SQL or NoSQL databases via a programming language such as R, Python, Java, JavaScript.
  • Utilized a code base or repository with version control.
  • Utilized cloud resources (AWS, Microsoft, Google) to build or maintain services, especially as related to data pipelines.
  • Had exposure to modeling and/or data analysis.
  • Configured a technical service such as a database, version control system, or operating system.
  • Collaborated with others to accomplish a technical task.
  • Presented technical work to a non-technical audience via writing or presentation.
Required Education, Experience and other skills
  • Master s in a technical field and 2-5 years experience OR Bachelor s and 10+ years experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership and mentoring experience.
  • Must be willing and able to obtain a Public Trust clearance. US Citizenship is required for projects with the US Federal Government.
What You Would Do
  • Work on small teams in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Provide technical leadership, support and mentorship to other Data Engineers.
  • Contribute to consulting projects to solve interesting problems for multiple clients in various industries.
  • Communicate details of the technical architecture to fellow team members and clients in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Work with Data Scientists to design and/or implement the technical architecture necessary to support analytics.
  • Work with Software Engineers to improve the robustness and scalability of software products.
  • Participate in every stage of the engineering lifecycle, from ideation and requirements gathering through implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance.
  • Work on documentation of the technical architecture for internal and client use.
  • Design, create, and provision data stores.
  • Build trusted and lasting relationships with clients.
  • Provide value to our clients through analytics and software tools.
  • Manage and monitor pipelines to extract, transform, and load data (ETL).
About Elder Research, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA with offices in Arlington, VA, Baltimore, MD, and Raleigh, NC, Elder Research is a fast growing solutions and consulting firm specializing in predictive analytics. At Elder Research, you ll be part of a fun, friendly community. In keeping with our entrepreneurial spirit, we want candidates that are self-motivated with an innate curiosity and strong team work ethic. We work hard to provide the best value to our clients and allow each person to contribute their ideas and put their skills to use immediately.

Elder Research provides analytic solutions to hundreds of companies across numerous industries. Our team enjoys great variety in the type of work they do and exposure to a wide range of techniques and tools. If you are passionate about integrating data, technology, and analytics in a team-based environment to solve problems, then Elder Research may be a good fit for you.
Elder Research, Inc. is an Equal 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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  • Job Reference: 671959506-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Elder Research
  • Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent