Job Description

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Java Data Engineer

The Opportunity:

As a data engineer at Booz Allen, you'll perform data architecture planning and implementation, including database development, extract-transform-load (ETL) processes, and data management operations. You will implement scalable and sustainable data engineering solutions using tools, including Java, Kafka, and Docker, and write custom code for data ingestion, transformation, and aggregation. You'll work with other members of the project team to support delivery of additional project components, build and operationalize complex and innovative data solutions, correct problems, apply transformations, and recommend data cleansing and quality validation solutions. Here, you’ll work with a multi-disciplinary team of analysts, data engineers, developers, and data consumers in a fast-paced, Agile environment.

This role is more than just coding. We need a software engineer to join a development team, who will use their passion to learn new tools and techniques and identify needed system improvements. You’ll analyze the needs and the environment to help the solution team consider the architecture and operating environment, including future functionality and enhancements, then engineer the right solution to realize high impact and client success.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have: 

  • 5+ years of experience with Java, including developing, compiling, building, and testing Java apps

  • 5 + years of experience with the entire ETL pipeline, including data acquisition, data prep, and database architecture

  • Experience using Kafka Streams and Kafka fundamentals

  • Experience building a Kafka Streams app to transform data between Kafka topics

  • Experience with a standard git workflow, including pull, branch, commit, push, review, and merge

  • Experience with developing scalable ETL and ELT workflows for analyzing structured and unstructured data

  • Experience creating solutions within a collaborative, cross-functional team environment

  • Ability to develop scripts and programs for converting various types of data into usable formats and support project team to scale, monitor and operate data platforms

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience working in a SCIF

  • Experience with a public cloud, including AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud

  • Experience with data engineering projects supporting data science and AI and ML implementations

  • Experience with containerization tools, including Docker and Kubernetes

  • Experience with distributed data and computing tools, including Spark, Databricks, Hadoop, Hive, or AWS EMR

  • Experience working on real-time data and streaming applications

  • Experience with NoSQL implementation using MongoDB or Cassandra

  • Experience with data warehousing, including AWS Redshift, MySQL, or Snowflake

  • Experience with UNIX and Linux, including basic commands and Shell scripting

  • Experience with Agile engineering practice


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.  


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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