Cloud Data Engineer at Buchanan & Edwards

Posted in General Business 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: McLean, Virginia

Job Description:


We're looking for game changers. People who love what they do and who they do it for. Providing consulting services in operational support, intelligence collection, reporting, and data governance, R2C is a leader in delivering solutions for high priority national security concerns. Are you ready for a change?

R2C is seeking a Cloud Data Engineer to support a client's operational requirements on a mission focused program within a challenging, dynamic setting located in the Bethesda, Maryland Area.

We welcome the most challenging problems facing our national security and apply intellect, talent, and innovation to reach feasible and valuable solutions to each challenge. That means we expect our employees to bring their "A game," and you have the right to expect the same from the company that employs you. We want to hear your ideas. We want to hear your concerns. We want to make sure you have what you need to do the best you can on the job and grow in your career with us over time. Almost all companies say they have a culture of inclusiveness and that they value employee input, but R2C puts that statement to work every day. It's time for a change. Come and experience a company that actually cares.


TS SCI w/ Poly


  • Creation and support of real-time data pipelines built on AWS technologies including Glue, Redshift/Spectrum, Kinesis, EMR and Athena
  • Interface with other technology teams to extract, transform, and load data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and AWS big data technologies
  • Continual research of the latest big data and visualization technologies to provide new capabilities and increase efficiency
  • Collaborate with other tech teams to implement advanced analytics algorithms that exploit our rich datasets for statistical analysis, prediction, clustering, and machine learning
  • Help continually improve ongoing reporting and analysis processes, automating or simplifying self-service support for customers
  • Help design, build, and modernize an existing high-profile legacy system in a cloud DevOps environment utilizing available C2S services.
  • Responsible for taking an existing framework and executing against it that will ultimately take unstructured data and transform into structured, searchable and tagged data that will be more useful to the Program.
  • Utilize C2S services in combination with 3rd parties - Spark, EMR, DynamoDB, RedShift, Kinesis, Glue, Snowflake, etc.


  • TS/SCI with Poly clearance is required
  • Demonstrated strength in data modeling, ETL development, and data warehousing
  • Experience using big data technologies (Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, Spark etc.)
  • Knowledge of data management fundamentals and data storage principles
  • Experience using business intelligence reporting tools (Tableau, Business Objects, Cognos etc.)
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience building and optimizing \u2018big data' data pipelines, architectures and data sets
  • Experience performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Build processes supporting data transformation, data structures, metadata, dependency, and workload management
  • Working knowledge of message queuing, stream processing, and highly scalable \u2018big data' data stores
  • Experience with relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres
  • Experience with data pipeline and workflow management tools

  • Experience working with AWS data technologies (Redshift, S3, EMR)
  • Experience building/operating highly available, distributed systems of data extraction, ingestion, and processing of data sets
  • Experience working with distributed systems as it pertains to data storage and computing
  • Knowledge of software engineering best practices across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, source management, build processes, testing, and operations

The Reports and Requirements Company, LLC (R2C) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Buchanan & Edwards, and provides consulting services in operational support, intelligence collection, reporting, and data governance. Located in Arlington, VA, R2C offers expertise on a variety of national security topics, with specific focus on operational support, technical operations, policies and management of large volumes of data, analysis of large amounts of data, & effective approaches to evaluating and sharing data, and innovative techniques for information collection. Our consultants develop and deliver training programs on subjects including cyber intelligence, data governance and information sharing protocols, intelligence collection, and reporting techniques. R2C has a mission first culture and boasts the benefits & perks of a small company with the resources, stability, and career mobility of a large corporation. R2C is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. R2C is an equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities / Women / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.