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Senior Data Engineer



Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024
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Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you’ll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you’ll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


As a Senior Data Engineer at Octo, you will drive interactions with government stakeholders and teaming partners to gather requirements and propose analytic solutions.You will work with Octo business analysts and data analysts, as well as government stakeholders, to understand requirements and compile structured and unstructured data, ensuring its quality, accuracy, and reasonableness. You are comfortable leading technical teams comprised of individuals with varying skillsets and levels of experience. You have a passion for detail and are an excellent communicator. You are agile and curious and not afraid to identify what we are doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we are doing right so we can improve on it.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

You will be working on a high-profile data analytics program for the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) maintaining and transforming mission critical applications. This program is the reporting system of record for a wide variety of agency and component data, including financial, human capital, and government assets.In addition to geospatial tools, this program relies on business intelligence and data analytics tools.

Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in data management and analysis of historical data to surface trends advanced analytical methods and implementing frameworks and solutions.

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s in computer science, or a related field

Location: Remote

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, ability to receive a DHS EOD

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• Experience ingesting large datasets data so that they can accurately report findings to internal and external customers.
• Proven experience as a Data Engineer with a focus on Microsoft Azure technologies.
• In-depth knowledge of Azure services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, etc.
• Proficiency in programming languages like Python, SQL, and knowledge of data manipulation tools.
• Has identified database structural necessities by evaluating client operations, applications, and programming.
• Implemented procedures to ensure database functionality, quality and compliance.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
• Proven ability to deliver work within time constraints, in teams and individually
• Effective organizational, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to understand new technology concepts quickly and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment
• Passion and ability to make a difference
• Actively participate in Agile ceremonies such as stand ups, grooming, Sprint planning, retrospectives, and demos
• Ability to take ownership of activities and work independently

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, ability to receive a DHS EOD

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• Experience in using various Azure data services, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage.
• Expertise in handling diverse file structures, including Avro, JSON, ORC, Parquet, Feather, and delimited formats, showcasing the ability to navigate and manipulate data effectively across various Azure platforms and big data processing frameworks.
• Experience working with Oracle & Informatica.
• Experience working with SQL Queries and Power Apps
• Experience with Dashboard creation in ArcGIS, PowerBI, and Tableau.
• Experience with JIRA and Confluence