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Senior Principal Visual Analytics / Big Data Engineer (TS/SCI w/ Polygraph Clearance Required)


SAIC has an opening for a Senior Principal Visual Analytics / Big Data Engineer who will be contributing to projects in support of Visual Analytics system development, improvement, and expansion for a prestigious research group within a government agency located in Columbia, MD. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with a small group to develop cutting-edge concepts and solutions which will further research in cooperative intelligence analysis and visual analytics.  This position will let the candidate explore analysis concepts, alternatives technologies, and operational solutions.

The candidate will:

  • Develops parallel data-intensive systems using Big Data technologies.
  • Works with the full open source Hadoop stack from cluster management, to data repositories, to analytics software, to schedulers.
  • Works in on-premises or public cloud environments to build scalable systems.
  • Determines the appropriate database given the data and analytics needs, whether file structures such as HDFS, relational databases including NewSQL, non- relational NoSQL databases including in-memory databases.
  • Optimizes the distribution of data across nodes and the performance of NoSQL repositories. Identifies performance bottle-necks and evaluates scaling benchmarks.
  • Designs, develops, documents, tests and debugs application software.
  • Conducts analysis and collaborates with subject matter experts in the planning, design, development, and utilization of electronic data processing systems for information storage, processing, presentation, manipulation, display, or reporting.
  • End product may be special use, customized, or commercial software.
  • Determines computer user needs; analyzes system capabilities to resolve problems on program intent, output requirements, input data acquisition, programming techniques and controls; prepares operating instructions; designs and develops autonomous services, desktop applications, web applications, scripts, and utility programs.
  • Ensures software standards are met.



  • Clearance required TS/SCI with Poly
  • U.S. citizenship required

Experience is required in the following technologies and languages:

  • Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, XML, JSON, AJAX, and JQuery
  • Web frameworks, open source visualization technologies, interactive visualizations
  • Source code control systems
  • Relational databases

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a closely-related discipline and fourteen (14) years or more experience of progressively responsible experience in software development, software engineering, data warehousing, Big Data analytics, or data visualization.
  • Or, a  Master’s degree and twelve (12) years or more experience;
  • Or, a PhD or JD and nine (9) years or more experience


Desired Experience:
  • Experience with WebGL, open-source container and resource management, web/proxy servers, and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with development and use of government data analysis tools
  • Demonstrated success working in Agile development environments experience.


  • Minimal travel required for this position


Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Top Secret / SCI + Poly
COLUMBIA, Maryland
United States
Not Specified
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