Torch Technologies, Inc.

Data Engineer / Scientest

Job description

Job Description:


Torch Technologies, a 100% employee-owned company, has a new and exciting opportunity to add a Data Engineer position to our team in Huntsville, AL. This individual will be part of a team that works directly with Army Aviation and Missile Center (AvMC) and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Government customers. This position provides data engineering support to enhance the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Engineering Enterprise program office looking to employ modern digital engineering and data science approaches across the lifecycle and connecting engineering, test, business, contract, and finance data of different types together. The Data Engineer works with MDA engineers to capture and understand both authoritative data and non-authoritative data, its meaning, and relation to other data and how to meaningfully use it to develop data stories that can be automated.

Responsibilities and areas of support include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify potential improvements to data sources, collection methods, processes, and supporting systems
  • Participate in the development of an enterprise-wide system-of-systems engineering effort between the element weapon system program offices and the MDS system offices
  • Ensure that program offices are integrated and aligned with weapon system prime contractors to deliver capability
  • Analysis of engineering and program office activities to help identify ways to apply digital transformation practices
  • Facilitating adoption of data engineering processes across MDA Engineering Enterprise in the Digital Engineering and Software Development DevSecOps functional areas
  • Responsible for building data pipelines to pull together data from different source systems
  • Works closely with data managers, systems engineers, and IT Services to understand architectural path between data sources and sinks across the organization
  • Assist in making data easily accessible and optimized for organizational use
  • In addition, the data engineer will assist Product and Data Owners to refine their data usage and provide organizational implementation strategy, training, and metrics



Job Requirements:


Required Qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 10+ Years’ experience required
  • Active DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Practical experience as a data engineer or working engineering data intensive analysis of systems who understands the needs between software engineers, data scientist, and other data workers
  • Experience with accessing and structuring data (SQL, Python) and production database development in a Business Unit or larger scope (Relational SQL, Non-Relational DBs)
  • Experiencing creating fully automated end to end Data Pipelines and tools involved (e.g., Airflow, NiFi)
  • Knowledge of Cloud technologies – experience with hybrid cloud data provisioning a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience in the MDA Systems engineering lifecycle processes
  • Software development experience across the development lifecycle
  • Desire to have experience documenting and standardizing processes into commonly accessible digital methods
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a group
  • Ability to effectively participate and collaborate with functionally and geographically diverse teams of engineering professionals with differing perspectives, skills, and backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas to non-technical stakeholders and non-agile data trained people, both in written and spoken forms
  • Ability to provide significant contribution in the areas of creative thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking, and strategic thinking
  • Energetic, motivated, self-starting

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of the MDS system implementation. Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data sets utilizing software tools. Experience in test analysis of missile defense in the areas of Link-16, Aegis, THAAD, GMD, C2BMC, AN/TPY-2, Overhead Sensors, and/or Patriot desired
  • Experience in evaluating system performance, enhancing system operations and data processing
  • Previous experience in any of the MDS element or subcomponents activities
  • Experience working with systems-of-systems or family-of-systems, preferably in a DoD context
  • Experience in the use and analysis of data for complex systems, preferable for the MDS
  • Ability to lead functionally and geographically dispersed teams of engineering professionals with differing perspectives, skills, and backgrounds

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