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Senior Data Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Washington, Washington DC, United States

At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


As a Senior Data Engineer at Octo, you will drive interactions with government stakeholders and teaming partners to gather requirements and propose analytic solutions.You will work with Octo business analysts and data analysts, as well as government stakeholders, to understand requirements and compile structured and unstructured data, ensuring its quality, accuracy, and reasonableness. You are comfortable leading technical teams comprised of individuals with varying skillsets and levels of experience. You have a passion for detail and are an excellent communicator. You are agile and curious and not afraid to identify what we are doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we are doing right so we can improve on it.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

You will be working on a high-profile data analytics program for the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) maintaining and transforming mission critical applications. This program is the reporting system of record for a wide variety of agency and component data, including financial, human capital, and government assets.In addition to geospatial tools, this program relies on business intelligence and data analytics tools.

Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in data management and analysis of historical data to surface trends advanced analytical methods and implementing frameworks and solutions.

Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s in computer science, or a related field

Location: Remote

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, ability to receive a DHS EOD

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
• Experience ingesting large datasets data so that they can accurately report findings to internal and external customers.
• Proven experience as a Data Engineer with a focus on Microsoft Azure technologies.
• In-depth knowledge of Azure services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, etc.
• Proficiency in programming languages like Python, SQL, and knowledge of data manipulation tools.
• Has identified database structural necessities by evaluating client operations, applications, and programming.
• Implemented procedures to ensure database functionality, quality and compliance.
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
• Proven ability to deliver work within time constraints, in teams and individually
• Effective organizational, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to understand new technology concepts quickly and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment
• Passion and ability to make a difference
• Actively participate in Agile ceremonies such as stand ups, grooming, Sprint planning, retrospectives, and demos
• Ability to take ownership of activities and work independently

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, ability to receive a DHS EOD

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
• Experience in using various Azure data services, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage.
• Expertise in handling diverse file structures, including Avro, JSON, ORC, Parquet, Feather, and delimited formats, showcasing the ability to navigate and manipulate data effectively across various Azure platforms and big data processing frameworks.
• Experience working with Oracle & Informatica.
• Experience working with SQL Queries and Power Apps
• Experience with Dashboard creation in ArcGIS, PowerBI, and Tableau.
• Experience with JIRA and Confluence

About Business Unit
IBM Consulting is IBM’s consulting and global professional services business, with market leading capabilities in business and technology transformation. With deep expertise in many industries, we offer strategy, experience, technology, and operations services to many of the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Our people are focused on accelerating our clients’ businesses through the power of collaboration. We believe in the power of technology responsibly used to help people, partners and the planet.

Your Life @ IBM
In a world where technology never stands still, we understand that, dedication to our clients success, innovation that matters, and trust and personal responsibility in all our relationships, lives in what we do as IBMers as we strive to be the catalyst that makes the world work better.

Being an IBMer means you’ll be able to learn and develop yourself and your career, you’ll be encouraged to be courageous and experiment everyday, all whilst having continuous trust and support in an environment where everyone can thrive whatever their personal or professional background.

Our IBMers are growth minded, always staying curious, open to feedback and learning new information and skills to constantly transform themselves and our company. They are trusted to provide on-going feedback to help other IBMers grow, as well as collaborate with colleagues keeping in mind a team focused approach to include different perspectives to drive exceptional outcomes for our customers. The courage our IBMers have to make critical decisions everyday is essential to IBM becoming the catalyst for progress, always embracing challenges with resources they have to hand, a can-do attitude and always striving for an outcome focused approach within everything that they do.

Are you ready to be an IBMer?

About IBM
IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that through the application of intelligence, reason and science, we can improve business, society and the human condition, bringing the power of an open hybrid cloud and AI strategy to life for our clients and partners around the world.Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are not only one of the largest corporate organizations in the world, we’re also one of the biggest technology and consulting employers, with many of the Fortune 50 companies relying on the IBM Cloud to run their business. At IBM, we pride ourselves on being an early adopter of artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain. Now it’s time for you to join us on our journey to being a responsible technology innovator and a force for good in the world.

Location Statement
IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: - Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being - Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs - Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law - Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals - Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. US Citizenship Required.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, caste, genetics, pregnancy, disability, neurodivergence, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.