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Customization Specialist-Secret Clearance

Mc Lean, Virginia Temp-to-hire Job ID: 1810095823


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Customization Specialist, in McLean, VA. 
Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Assume responsibilities to conduct fit-gap analysis for COTS products and determine the level and degree to which functional requirements are supported out-of-the-box 
  • Analyze and document the alternate approaches to meet functional requirements that are not met by COTS using open-source products, adaptation of COTS and customization 
  • Perform tasks to develop and integrate functionality by adapting products to meet requirements with minimum customization 
  • Provide resolutions to issues related to COTS and open-source product implementation and associated functionality supporting data science and data analytics platform 
  • Assume the role of customization specialist and be the Point-of-Contact (PoC) addressing customization and/or adaptation of COTS and open-source products 
  • Work closely with UX lead architect and data scientists to understand and implement product configuration and customization to successfully meet requirements 
  • Be the thought leader to research and propose innovative techniques to enable a variety of COTS, open-source, and custom tools to be used for data exploration and analytics
Basic Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related technical field and at least three (3) years’ experience .
  • At least 1 year of experience in COTS or open-source customization and extension, adapting products to meet requirements with minimum custom development.
  • At least 1 year of development experience with data visualization and/or data analytics tools.
  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance, Interim clearance may be acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Hands-on experience to enable data scientists to efficiently and effectively develop algorithms using specialized open-source tools such as Zeppelin, Jupyter, RShiny and big data tools Design and hands-on experience in development/customization of data exploration and visualization tools such as Tableau as well as others based on Python and R to create visual analytics dashboards to share across enterprise.
  • Experience in cloud-based environments implementing data analytic technologies and hybrid cloud environments (on-premises and public clouds) using iPaaS-based solutions.
  • Experience working in Agile teams under a large-scale Agile-based framework, preferably SAFe.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing to effectively interact with multiple teams both internal and external
More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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