Job description

Job Number: R0166664

Data Engineer

The Opportunity:

As a Data Scientist, you’re excited at the prospect of unlocking the secrets held by a data set, and you’re fascinated by the possibilities presented by IoT, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. In an increasingly connected world, massive amounts of structured and unstructured data open new opportunities. As a data scientist at Booz Allen, you can help turn these complex data sets into useful information to solve global challenges. Across private and public sectors—from fraud detection to cancer research to national intelligence—we need you to help find the answers in the data. This role is for a self-driven, problem solver with a development background and mindset to join a like-minded and skilled team. The role is high profile, high impact, efficient development, and technical lead engineer role to improve and optimize solutions for our clients.

This team’s focus has two parts, providing expert guidance internally and to all clients for solution data challenges, and quickly developing and deploying MVP proof of concept solutions to resolve our program's most challenging and unaddressed solution improvement needs or data problems. Quickly gain the trust of internal and external client technical counterparts through a combination of skillset, solution awareness, and creative problem-solving. This is a rare opportunity to creatively solve complex problems and drive full development lifecycle, design into implementation, and live client environments. Ideal skillset has a balance of hands-on development experience and strong verbal communication to lead in-depth technical discussions, implementations, or agency working sessions. Become the smartest person in the room on client solutions, customizations, and awareness of how outside factors impact each solution. Apply development skillset to resolve both small and large issues with the greatest positive impact on the program including reducing client staff burden, integrating new data, and finding ways to scale improvements of solutions across the Agency portfolio.

Empower change with us.

You Have:
  • 2+ years of experience with software development
  • 1+ years of experience with database query development, integration, or optimization, including SQL or NoSQL
  • 1+ years of experience with designing, implementing, configuring, and operating IT systems or security infrastructure
  • Experience with gathering or developing technical requirements for development teams or future products
  • Experience with troubleshooting and solving complex, dynamic problems in an enterprise IT environment
  • Experience in working with high-level languages, including Python, Java, or C#
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Nice If You Have:
  • 1+ years of experience with performing systems administration in Linux or VMware environments, including performing installation and configuration, monitoring system performance and availability, performing upgrades, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Data Quality management
  • Experience with developing and automating metrics, measures, visualizations, and dashboards
  • Experience with Splunk
  • Experience in an Agile work environment
  • Experience in Cloud computing environments, including AWS, Azure, and ElK Stack
  • Experience with working in large federal agency environments
  • Knowledge of SPL, troubleshooting, and Dashboard Development
  • Bachelor's degree in IT Security or Engineering
  • Splunk Administrator, Advanced Power User, or Developer certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Rewarding work, fun challenges, and a ton of investment in our people—that’s Booz Allen cyber. When you join Booz Allen, we’ll help you develop the career you want.
  • Competitions — From programming competitions at our PyNights (Python competition and learning events) to competing in CTFs, we’ve got plenty of chances for you to show off your skills.
  • Paid Research — Have an innovative idea to explore or hypothesis to test? You can participate in challenges via our crowdsourcing platform, the Garage, and other programs to be awarded dedicated time or funding to advance your skills.
  • Cyber University — CyberU has more than 5000 instructor-led and self-paced cyber courses, a free online library that you can access from just about anywhere—including your phone—and certification exam prep guides that include practical assessments to prepare you for your exam.
  • Academic Partnerships — In addition to our tuition reimbursement benefit, we’ve partnered with University of Maryland University College to offer two graduate certificate programs in cybersecurity—fully funded without a tuition cap.
  • Maker/Hackerspaces — Race drones, print 3D gadgets, drink coffee from our Wi-Fi coffee maker, and get hands-on training on tools and tech from in-house experts in our dedicated maker and hackerspaces.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees.

Work Model

Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.
  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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