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BAE Systems Principal Data Engineer in Sterling, Virginia

Job Description

BAE Systems provides comprehensive cybersecurity professional services such as threat analysis, penetration testing, SOC design & deployment, and risk reduction. We are looking for experienced cybersecurity professionals for the Washington, D.C. area to join an innovative cybersecurity contract involving cyber engineering and data analytics including machine learning, malware analysis, and the development of mitigation solutions.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, collaboration and a shared ambition to improve the national security posture. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect of our country's IT infrastructure.

We are looking for an experienced Principal Data Engineer to lead a team for the development and enhancement of data analytic tools in a SAFe development environment supporting data sciences and cybersecurity engineers. They will work closely with the analytic platform team to translate and install analytics for testing/deployment. They will have a hybrid work location including remote as well onsite at the government s Arlington, VA location.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills

This person will be responsible for the collection, processing, and analysis of network and operational project data including tools and services used to collect, aggregate, and store data. They will identify data gaps within data sets, identify data components needed to support advanced and dynamic data analysis. As part of this, they will identify, process, categorize, and present analysis data while maintaining data quality focused on the elimination of inaccuracy. They will support data management frameworks including graph databases, extract transform load (ETL) tools, full text indexing databases, and Big Data tools in order to connect large data sets from a variety of sources; create data collection frameworks for structured and unstructured data; and develop standards, tools, processes and governance for capturing, modeling, storing, and delivering data for the enterprise.

Based on task assignments, they will use visualization tools, analytics, and interactive functions to enable the interpretability and analysis of cyber network and operational data to provide easy to understand standard or custom real-time graphics and interactive capabilities to improve situational awareness. This includes support for the visualization frameworks and tools such as Chart.js, D3.js, Kibana, PowerBI, React, Tableau.

Based on task assignments, they will support the development and enhancement of visualization and data analytics tools to enhance the interpretability of data and findings. This includes support for a visualization frameworks and tools such as Chart.js, D3.js, Kibana, PowerBI, React, Tableau.


BS degree with an advanced degree in a cybersecurity or technically related field (including mathematics and data analytics)

10 years in highly related work

U.S. Citizenship required, a current Secret security clearance, and the ability to obtain TS/Sensitive Compartmented Information access.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Highly desired, advanced cybersecurity certification such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification

  • Experience with technology, tools, and services such as Athena, Cloud Deployment Toolkit, Comprehend, Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), DataBrew, Glue, Juptyer & R-Studio, Kibana (OpenSearch), Lambda, Python, Quicksight, R, Rekognition, Redshift, Various Reliable Messaging Services, S3 & Glacier, SageMaker, TensorFlow, State Machines, Textract, and Translate service.

Pay Information

Full-Time Salary Range: $136620 - $232210

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20 hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

Principal Data Engineer


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