SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.

  • Data Architect

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

    SkyePoint Decisions, Inc. currently has an opening for a skilled senior level Data Architect to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be 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 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.


    • 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
    • Bring in hands-on experience to 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 a data architect and perform data engineering activities to implement the data architecture working as a member of Agile project teams to ensure system interface, data exchange and security constraints are met per the requirements
    • Support development of systems specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters
    • Work with data designer 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
    • Bring in hands-on experience to be able to use data science solutions, data acquisition processes and ETL
    • Support evaluation of best methods, tools and interfaces to prepare data and make it available to data scientists for analysis
    • Support the data architecture implementation using the big data tools identified for the data analytics platform that allows to access, integrate and store data


    • 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:

    • 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
    • Hands on experience in implementing data analytics in cloud using AI and ML techniques provided by CSP such as AWS AI
    • Hands on experience in using any data analytics tools such as SAP Analytics, SAS Analytics, Jupyter or others

    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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