• Lead Data Engineer

    Job ID 2018-1282
    Job Locations US-MD-Rockville | US-Remote
  • Overview

    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.


    TISTA Science and Technology Corporation is seeking a Lead Data Engineer to join our growing team.


    TISTA’s Data Engineers are dedicated to tackling big data challenges with ingenuity and creativity.  We are committed to introducing our federal partners to new technologies, understanding our clients data needs, and the rigorous pursuit of products and solutions that provide both analysis pipelines and integration tools. Following this mission, TISTA’s Data Engineering team works to provide our clients with the data and tools necessary to perform meaningful data analytics, derive insight, and participate in informed decision-making.



    • Expected 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 pro-actively 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 Spark and Hive
    • Advanced programming experience with Java and Scala
    • Scripting experience with any of the follow languages: Python, Unix Shell Scripting, Pearl, or Ruby
    • 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)
    • Strong experience with AWS; including EC2, RedShift, EMR, SC3, Cloudformation and more
    • Preferred experience with big data tools (e.g. Databricks)
    • Experience with Parquet files and SQL
    • Experience in enterprise software or healthcare-related domains. 
    • Preferred knowledge of Medicaid & Medicare and Databricks - notebooks


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field


    • Ability to obtain a Public Trust


    •  Rockville, MD (some local travel)

    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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