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Data Designer

Mc Lean, Virginia Temp-to-hire Job ID: 1810095828


PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Data Designer, in McLean, VA. 

NOTE: 6-7 Months Contract-to-hire. Applicant must have Active Secret or Top Secret Clearance 

The Data Engineer will work closely with lead data architect and interface architect along with Project teams to analyze, design and implement data architecture strategy that adequately supports both the system and the project needs. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 
  • Perform technical evaluation of data architecture and analytics capabilities required to produce recommendations for related options and implementation approaches 
  • Support data engineering activities on a large scale data analytics project team in developing technical architectures associated to standing up and deploying a new data analytics platform with data loads coming in from internal and accessing external data sources 
  • Implement solutions to consume incoming data using various tools based on streaming and at rest data feeds, consumable web services/APIs, and Extract Transform and Load (ETL) routines 
  • Assume responsibilities as an ETL architect and lead the implementation of the data architecture working with project Agile teams to ensure system interface, data exchange and security constraints are met per the requirements 
  • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters 
  • Assume the data designer role to evaluate, design and implement effective data architecture within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based team structure 
  • Perform tasks to implement system interface to access, retrieve, process to the data analytics platform 
  • Collaborate with lead data architect and interface architect to design and implement effective data architecture strategy for a complex data analytics project
CONTACT: Sana,, 314-665-2124
Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (computer science) and at least 5 years’ experience
  • At least 2 years’ of project experience as an ETL architect implementing data integration using ETL tools such as Informatica PowerCenter, IBM Datastage and/or Talend, and supporting data analytics projects using big data technologies
  • Experience in performing data engineering and data modeling for data warehouse projects using tools such as ERwin data modeler
  • Agile development experience implementing systems and Data Analytics projects
  • Experience supporting development and operational Business Intelligence and Data Analytics projects with data governance and access control challenges Hands-on experience in development of data architectures, data interfaces and ETL for large scale systems Experience to design, develop interface control specifications for system to system interfaces for a data warehousing system
  • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance. Interim clearance will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
  • Experience in cloud based environments including integrating data into hybrid cloud environment (on premises and public cloud)
  • Experience using open source tools for scalable processing such as Apache NiFi, languages such as R, Python, Scala, open source data management platforms such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Experience working in Agile teams under a large scale Agile-based framework, preferably SAFe, development methodology
  • Design and hands on experience in development of data integration layer to interface with data coming in from source legacy systems, databases in various formats
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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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