Data Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Sterling
Job ID 2022-2752
# of Openings


REI Systems provides reliable, effective, and innovative technology solutions that advance federal, state, local, and nonprofit missions. Our technologists and consultants are passionate about solving complex challenges that impact millions of lives. We take a Mindful Modernization approach in delivering our application modernization, grants management systems, government data analytics, and advisory services. Mindful Modernization is the REI Way of delivering mission impact by aligning our government customers’ strategic objectives to measurable outcomes through people, processes, and technology.

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Employees voted REI Systems a Washington Post Top Workplace in 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022! 


  • Responsibilities: 

    • Support Data Engineer SME and other project leads in customer-facing project delivery for business intelligence, data management, and data analytics projects aimed at government – Federal, State, and Local. 
    • Architect data systems, stand up data platforms, build out ETL pipelines, write custom code, interface with data stores, perform data ingestion, and build data models 
    • Perform regular maintenance on Tableau servers to ensure optimal performance 
    • License key management for Tableau Server & Desktop 
    • Oversee data ingesting into enterprise data mining solutions 

    Skills & Qualifications: 

    • Have strong verbal and written communication skills, due to the dynamic nature of collaborations with customers, vendors, and other engineering teams to solve complex business problems together 
    • Self-starter with sharp decision-making skills, ability to multitask, work independently, and prioritize in a fast-paced and changing environment 
    • Ability to solve data and analytics problems using critical thinking and system design principles 
    • Have demonstrated understanding of and experience with basic Role-based Access Control (RBAC) infrastructure and permissions engineering 
    • Understanding of or experience with scripting and programming languages like Python/R 
    • Strong understanding of Tableau Architecture and cloud platform, preferably MS Azure 
    • Demonstrates technical expertise of leading data warehousing, business intelligence, reporting, data management and similar tools and concepts 
    • Demonstrates experience with architecture & design of Azure and/or AWS based big data analytics solutions 
    • Passionate about solving complex data architecture, data warehousing and advanced analytics problems 
    • Conceptualizes and can effectively communicate viable technical solutions that meet customer objectives and project requirements within the cost and schedule constraints 
    • Works with and through both functional and technical project team members to deliver products as part of an Agile teams and using Agile processes 
    • Work with team leaders and data analysts in resolving complex technical and operational issues 
    • Ability to take ownership when necessary, acting with urgency, putting customers first, and looking into the future 
    • Solid understanding of cloud technologies, enterprise level Data Strategy and Data Governance concepts 
    • Familiarity with data visualization tools and methodologies is a plus 
    • Experience should also include: 
    • Development of data pipelines, in Azure, using all types of data sets 
    • Strong familiarity and hands-on experience with Databricks, Data Factory, StreamSets 
    • Performance tuning of Tableau servers and workbooks 
    • Developing and working with Tableau driven dashboards, analytics 
    • Working directly with business analysts or business sponsors to gather and validate functional requirements and document design specifications 
    • Hands-on experience working with large and complex datasets 
    • Working in a support team environment by documenting, researching, and solving problems 


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in computer science, data analytics, business intelligence, economics, statistics, or mathematics


Clearance: Public trust ability to obtain 


Location/Remote: Hybrid- Sterling, VA


Covid Policy Disclosure:  Should the essential functions of this position require that the employee performing this role work on-site at REI’s Sterling location the following requirements will apply:  the individual holding this position must be fully vaccinated, as defined in CDC guidance, as a condition of continued employment.  REI will consider requests to be excused from this policy whenever necessary to comply with legal requirements and will consider any requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability, religion, or other exemptions on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Employees and applicants requesting accommodations should request the accommodation in writing and should explain in detail the reasons why they are seeking an accommodation. REI will request additional information or documentation it deems necessary to inform its decision on an employee’s or applicant’s accommodation request.


REI Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minority/Female/Disability/Vet)



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