Polaris Alpha

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Data Analytics Engineer

Data Analytics Engineer

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Information Technology - Systems Administration
Security Clearance 
Required Top Secret/SCI
Schriever AFB, CO

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In addition to a competitive salary, Polaris Alpha offers excellent benefits to full-time employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life and AD&D coverage at 3x annual salary
  • 401k plan, 4% non-elective contributions for all eligible employees and participants are 100% vested in plan from date of enrollment
  • 4+ weeks of PTO and 10 Paid Holidays observed
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Relocation may be considered

Benefits are subject to change

Job Description

Polaris Alpha has an opening for a passionate and innovative junior to mid-level Software Engineer who has a strong background in software engineering and ideally a mix of machine learning and data science skills to join our Analysis & Machine Intelligence team. This position provides the opportunity to develop state-of-the-art pattern learning, predictive analysis, and hypothesis management solutions in support of national security initiatives. Tasks will focus on the development and enhancement of Scala & Java based machine learning applications utilizing technologies such as Apache Spark in support of operational Space Situational Awareness systems.

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or similar discipline with minimum of 3 years relevant work experience
• Excellent programming and communication skills
• Experience with Scala and/or Java programming languages
• Experience with web service technologies (SOAP, REST, XML, JSON, HTTP, etc.)
• Experience using Software Configuration Management Tools (Hg, Git, Gradle, Maven, etc.)
• A self-starter who is able to be highly productive with minimal supervision
• This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense TS/SCI level security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

• Experience with machine learning, predictive analysis, and advanced analytics
• Knowledge of Apache Spark, Hadoop, and NiFi distributed computing frameworks
• Experience with Web UI development, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• Familiarity with Linux OS, including basic system admin
• Experience working with relational databases and SQL
• Experience with application server deployment and runtime environment (JBoss, WildFly)
• Familiarity with Cloud-based micro-service architectures
• Experience with Intelligence Community, DoD, and/or Space Systems

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Normal office setting, therefore the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking. Use of hands to operate computer equipment. Frequent near vision use for reading and computer use.

Polaris Alpha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions

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