Polaris Alpha

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Data Analytics Engineer - Enterprise Search Technology

Data Analytics Engineer - Enterprise Search Technology

Req # 
Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Information Technology - Systems Administration
Security Clearance 
Colorado Springs, 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, Parsons Company, has an opening for a passionate and innovative 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 5 years relevant work experience
• Experience with Apache Solr, preferably version 6.0 or newer
• Expertise in data storage technologies (both SQL and noSQL)
• Comfortable with distributed systems, RESTful architectures, and have built scalable, low-latency systems that provide high availability.
• Experience deploying software into a clustered sfd
• Excellent programming and communication skills
• Able to speak comfortably in front of a group and lead a technical discussion
• Experience with Java and JavaScript programming languages
• Experience with web service technologies (SOAP, REST, XML, JSON, HTTP, etc.)
• A self-starter who is able to be highly productive with minimal supervision
• Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time, occasionally on relatively short notice

Desired Skills

• Knowledge of Apache Spark, Hadoop, and NiFi distributed computing frameworks
• Experience with Web UI development, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript
• 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
• 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.
• Web UI development skills

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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