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Senior Data Engineer

Washington, DC
Analytica is seeking a Senior Data Engineer to be a part of a new team to establish entity resolution and data standards for the Department of Homeland Security.  The ideal candidate will implement best practices to define a scalable and effective method to clean, manipulate, merge, integrate, and match person-centric data from existing and new data sources to existing data sets primarily using SAS/R.  The candidate will lead efforts with Government stakeholders to develop data matching and unique anonymous recorder identifier.  The candidate will work with dashboard developer to prepare and finalize data sets for the development and refresh of a new dashboard visualization tool. 

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in effective data manipulation, cleaning, and matching methods.  The candidate should have experience in establishing and documenting new data matching standards and working with Government stakeholders to refine such standards.  The ideal candidate should have experience working with dashboard developers to meaningfully visualize data, as required by Government stakeholders.

This position is seated in Washington DC at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The candidate must be eligible for DHS EOD background investigation and a U.S. citizen.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to develop entity resolution matching methods and testing strategies
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to develop a unique and anonymous record identifier of matched data and testing strategies
  • Provide written testing results, technical specifications of matching methods used, and thresholds considered
  • Develop written specifications for maintaining data matching and recorder identifier crosswalk
  • Coordinate with dashboard developers to prepare data for dashboard visualization
  • Clean, manipulate, merge, integrate and match person-centric data from various sources effectively using SAS/R
  • Identify and enforce best practices for extracting, transforming and integrating various data sources effectively
  • Develop data structure design, crosswalk, and architecture documentation for the technical, management and executive teams
  • Store and organize data on various secure storage locations

  • Ability to create and modify SAS procedures and datasets
  • Hands on experience on Python and R scripting, and SQL
  • Hands on experience in creating and modify SAS procedures and datasets
  • 3+ years of hands on experience working with SAS
  • 3+ years of hands on experience in data cleaning and data quality
  • 3+ years hands on experience in data manipulation and matching; preferability related to person-centric data and/or entity resolution
  • Good interpersonal skills in communicating, writing, and presentation
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills, a creative and methodical thinker
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to receive DHS EOD
  • Having experience using SQL and SQL queries are highly preferred
Additional Preferences:
  • Demonstrated knowledge in predictive modeling, machine learning and data mining
  • Worked with data visualization tools such QlikQ and Tableau
  • BS in Computer Science or Engineering is preferred

About ANALYTICA: Analytica is a leading consulting and information technology solutions provider to public sector organizations
supporting health, civilian, and national security missions. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Washington D.C., the company is an established SBA certified HUBZone and 8(a) small business that has been recognized by Inc. Magazine each of the past three years as one of the 250 fastest-growing companies in the U.S.  Analytica specializes in providing software and systems engineering, information management, analytics & visualization, agile project management, and management consulting services. The company is appraised by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at CMMI┬« Maturity Level 3 and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified provider.
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