KEYW Corporation

  • Data Ingest Engineer

    Job Locations 3 months ago(6/11/2019 2:08 PM)
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  • Responsibilities

    • Develop new tools using scripting languages that provide methods for data transformation, mapping, standardization, and data characterization
    • Devise strategies to extract meaning and value from structured and unstructured data
    • Review data namespaces and models to recommend new data structures in support of analytic usage
    • Support data wrapping and encoding in line with service APIs (TDF, TCLD, other)
    • Review data schemas and perform troubleshooting in line with data structures
      Use tools, such as DataXplorer, to identify key data and subsequently structure data for improved discovery and search capabilities
    • Define requirements for enhanced data characterization to improve discovery and search capabilities
    • Work with IC partners to characterize data and document data mission value
    • Develop characterization and processing documentation for individual datasets Provide engineering support to data stewards to ingest data
    • Analyze and develop requirements to support the ingest of new and existing data type
    • Conduct technical exchange meetings with customer personnel involving data discovery, review and dataflow, and entitlements
    • Develop and implement ingest processing and approval workflows
    • Analyze and assess legal requirements, policies, and handling restrictions for various data types
    • Determine applicable handling attributes and encode data for ingestion into analytic repository


    • Experience collaborating on and devising strategies to extract meaning and value from structured and unstructured data
    • Experience with the development of new requirements to support the characterization and ingestion of new data flows
    • Experience with high-level analysis of IC systems, data models, data formats/types, data volumes, and data samples
    • Experience with dataflow, routing and data enrichments tools (e.g. NiagaraFiles)
    • Experience with scripting languates such as shell scripts, Python, Java, etc., that provide methods for data transformation, mapping, standardization, and data characterization
    • Excellent oral and written communications. Comfortable in programmatic and technical exchange with internal SE and software teams, multiple levels of leadership, and across IC and DoD stakeholder agencies
    • Skilled with development and implementation of SE processes and workflows
    • Working functional knowledge and experience with IC-GovCloud (GM and Content Warehouse)
    • Bachelor's (or equivalent) with 13+ yrs of experience or a Master's with 11+ yrs of experience.


    This position requires a Top Secret/SCI security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of polygraph.  Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government.

    Factors considered for a U.S. Government Security Clearance include, but are not limited to:

      • U.S. Citizenship (Required)
      • Favorable Criminal History Check
      • Education Verification
      • Abuse/Illegal Drug Use
      • Credit Check
      • Subject Interview

    KeyW EEO Statement

    Employment decisions at the Company will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of. (1) race, (2) religion, (3) creed, (4) color, (5) national origin, (6) ancestry, (7) sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), (8) age, (9) medical condition, (10) marital or domestic partner status, (11) sexual orientation, (12) gender, (13) gender identity, (14) gender expression and transgender status, (15) mental disability or physical disability, (16) genetic information, (17) military or veteran status, (18) citizenship, (19) low-income status, or (20) any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

    About the Organization

    KeyW is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jacobs.


    About Jacobs

    Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With approximately $12 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional and construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit, and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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