SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Data Lead Architect

    Job Location US-VA-McLean
    Job Type
    Immediate Hire
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. is seeking a Data Lead Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in McLean, VA. The qualified applicant will support Department of State (DOS) Consular Systems Modernization (CSM) Program, for the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA). This initiative is intended to modernize and consolidate the operational environment under a common technology framework in order to better support the services provided to CA’s customers.  As part of the modernization program, the data lead architect will set and maintain the vision for all Data Engineering aspects of the Program and ensure that this vision is adequately addressed and implemented consistently across all Project teams and Program efforts.


    • Provide technical leadership in the evaluation of existing data and analytics capabilities
    • Support the development of an overall data architecture for use across the ConsularOne framework
    • Support a large scale data analytics project team in developing technical architectures, standing up and deploying a new data science platform with data loads coming in from internal and external data sources
    • Develop overall system design in collaboration with operations team
    • Bring in hands-on experience to be able to use data science solutions, data acquisition processes and ETL
    • Design and define system architecture for new or existing complex computer systems
    • Determine systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility and maintenance of system security
    • Coordinate design of subsystems and integration of total system
    • Identify, analyze, and resolve program support deficiencies
    • Develop and recommend corrective actions as necessary
    • Assume a technical lead role for data architecture within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) based team structure and work closely with counterparts within the customer organization
    • Establish system information requirements using analysis of the information engineer(s) in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale information systems



    Minimum 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 8 years’ experience
    • Experience in systems implementation and Big Data Technologies
    • Agile development experience implementing systems and Data Analytics projects
    • Experience leading several development and operational Business Intelligence and Data Analytics projects that requires complex data governance and access control challenges
    • Hands-on experience leading the development of data architectures for large scale systems
    • Ability to provide expertise in design and implementation of data critical applications
    • 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 in cloud based environments including deploying solutions on public/hybrid clouds
    • Must have a current, active Secret (or higher) clearance


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: 

    • Experience using SAP HANA.
    • Implementation and productization of predictive risk models developed using R and Python
    • Hands on experience in implementing predictive analytics solutions using industry known data science and machine learning platforms


    SkyePoint Decisions is an established ISO 9000:2008 certified small business headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, with local offices across the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. SkyePoint Decisions has grown into a successful federal contractor by combining industry best practices with innovative solutions that consistently meet or exceed customer requirements. We understand and integrate our customer’s technology and mission requirements to successfully deliver high quality, cost effective services on time and on budget.


    SkyePoint Decisions empowers a secure dynamic workforce to complete any mission -- anytime, anywhere. It’s what we call Agency Anywhere®. SkyePoint Decisions delivers Agency Anywhere® by tightly integrating our technical competencies (cybersecurity, cloud services, remote access, collaboration, system & network optimization, device management and more) to provide our customer’s operating environments with the security, flexibility, availability, and operational continuity required to enable today’s on-the-go federal workforce to successfully and securely complete any mission – anytime, anywhere.


    SkyePoint Decisions is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions



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