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Senior Data Engineer - 3352

Arnold AFB, TN · Government/Military
Title: Senior Data Engineer- 3352
Function: Business Operations
Position Type: Regular, Full-Time                                                       
Pay Type: Exempt
Grade: 36-38

US Citizenship Required

This opportunity is being offered by National Aerospace Solutions, the team selected by the U.S. Air Force to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee.  National Aerospace Solutions is a limited liability company comprised of Bechtel National Inc. (as lead company) and Sierra Lobo Inc. with teaming Subcontractors nLogic Inc. and Chugach Federal Solutions Inc. AEDC operates more than 55 aerodynamic and propulsion wind tunnels, rocket and turbine engine test cells, space environmental chambers, arc heaters, ballistic ranges and other specialized units located in six states. Many of the complex's test units have capabilities unmatched elsewhere in the United States; some are unique in the world. AEDC is one of three installations which are part of the Air Force Test Center (AFTC), one of six subordinate commands of the Air Force Materiel Command organization and an important national resource.

AEDC’s mission is to conduct developmental test and evaluation for the Nation through modeling, simulation, ground, and flight test.  Execution of the mission requires a large team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from multiple technical disciplines to effectively accomplish the objectives of our test customers.

Job Summary:

This job is to develop and apply statistical and modern analytical methods to improve operations and maintenance of the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) air and space ground test equipment and facilities. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Digital Enterprise group (DE) in the Mission Support Branch to lead implementation of data-centered projects to improve the AEDC ground test data infrastructure, facility operations, and business systems. The person selected for this role will work closely with multidisciplinary work teams throughout the NAS organization to identify opportunities for leveraging data to drive decisions and will help design and implement a data architecture working with the Digital Enterprise team.

Job Duties:
  • Development and implement data-engineering strategies and programs.
  • Utilize test data sources to optimize data analytics at AEDC and suggest ways which insights obtained might be used to inform testing sustainment and operational strategies.
  • Automate manual processes, optimizing data delivery, re-designing infrastructure for greater scalability.
  • Utilize machine learning tools to select features, create, and optimize classifiers.
  • Define & develop approaches and demonstrate abilities to mine and analyze data from databases to drive optimization and improvement of data collected at AEDC.
  • Identify and assess the effectiveness of data engineering, data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Utilize applicable experience in “big data,” analytics, algorithmic, custom data models, algorithms and/or machine learning approaches to help extract data that will help drive engineering decisions.
  • Coordinate with different multidisciplinary teams to implement models and monitor outcomes.
  • Define & develop processes and tools to monitor and analyze model performance and data accuracy.
  • Define & develop the infrastructure required for optimal extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources using SQL and ‘big data’ technologies.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Identify and complete projects associated to data-engineering.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, or another relevant engineering field from an accredited university program plus a minimum 7 years of progressive and relevant experience.
  • Current U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or another relevant engineering field from an accredited university program.
  • Experience with development lifecycle methodologies such as Agile DevSecOps. 
  • Experience with data scripting language software like Python, Java, C++, or Ruby and SQL.
  • Experience with data extraction tools and processes, data ingestion, ETL, data mining, API’s, and data warehousing. 
  • Demonstrated experience in a data engineering role.
  • Experience working with and creating data architectures.
  • Knowledge of a variety of machine learning techniques and their real-world advantages/drawbacks.
  • Coding knowledge and experience with multiple languages

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

 NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to careers@nas-llc.usPLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.


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