Senior Data Engineer

Job ID 2018-1176
Job Locations US-MD-Rockville


TISTA Science and Technology Corporation, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is an Inc. 500 company, a recipient of the 2010 Top 100 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses from Diversity Business, recognized in Washington Technology's FAST 50 list of the fastest growing small businesses in government contracting in 2012 & 2013, recognized as the Top 25 Fastest Growing Small Technology companies by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 & 2015, and selected as the Veteran Owned Company of the Year in 2014 by the Montgomery County MD Dept. of Economic Development.



The Sr. Data Engineer's mission will be to guide this platform’s development so that it becomes the engine of a healthcare-wide transition to value-based care by enabling effective data sharing, analytics, performance transparency, and value-based payment.


  • Excepted to provide hands on software development support for a large data warehouse project, hosted in a cloud environment.
  • Provide architectural guidance and oversight to projects within a team.
  • Be a mentor to junior and mid-level engineers.
  • Enforce high-quality coding standards and practices via reviews and by demonstrating this in their own work.
  • Be able to help others break down large team goals into specific and manageable tasks.
  • Be involved and supportive of agile sprint model of development, helping to enforce the practice and the discipline.
  • Able to work efficiently and proactively across engineering teams to enable us to deliver on our goals of loosely coupled, adaptable, scalable solutions.
  • Have a good understanding of where their project fits into the larger goals for engineering and adapts their work so that the priorities of the systems they are creating match those of the organization.


  • Demonstrated expertise with one or more high-level software languages (e.g. Java, Java Script, Scala, Python, Ruby on Rails)
  • Experience software development in a team environment
  • Experience with one or more software version control systems (e.g. Git, Subversion)
  • Experience software development on a team using Agile methodology
  • Familiarity with DevOps tools and techniques (e.g continuous integration, Jenkins, Puppet, etc)
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (e.g. Amazon Web Services)
  • Experience with big data processing frameworks (e.g. Spark)
  • Preferred experience with big data tools (e.g. Databricks)



  • Advanced degree (MS, PhD) in quantitative or policy-related field preferred


  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust


  • Rockville, MD


Here at TISTA Science and Technology we value our Veterans and encourage all to apply!


TISTA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.



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