Data Engineer

The Challenge:

Do you find yourself constantly looking for more and better information? Do you want a job where you can use your knowledge and research skills to improve national security? More connected devices, larger storage capacity, and faster connections have resulted in an explosion of available information. The problem facing the intelligence community (IC) is no longer how to get more data – it's understanding how to turn massive amounts of data into answers. That's where you come in. With critical thinking and flexibility, you quickly seek out the accurate data sources, sift through the raw open-source data, and turn it into valuable intelligence. If you have strong analytical skills and a problem-solving mindset, we have an opportunity to use those skills to support our warfighters, protect our national security, and inform our nation's leaders.

As a Data Engineer on our team, you'll explore new data sources, including publicly available information (PAI), to create effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources to support clients and operational partners. You'll apply expertise in operations, intelligence, qualitative and quantitative analyses, and collections to enhance the client's mission. You'll find and work with available web and social media content, construct new OSINT and PAI tradecraft documents and workflows, and analyze the development of OSINT and PAI tradecraft, including integration across multiple intelligence disciplines and systems. You'll leverage knowledge of Python or R, customize tools for select acquisition of bulk PAI data, and use internet technologies and observables, including process automation.

 Empower change with us.

You Have:

-5+ years experience as a Data or Software Engineer

-Experience with Python and R

-Experience in working with Big Data platforms, including Hadoop, AWS, Azure, or DataBricks

-Experience with data evaluation, and analytical tools and databases

-Ability to conduct independent analysis to support mission requirements and use enhanced search procedures and tools to support the usage of PAI

-TS/SCI clearance

-BA or BS degree

Nice If You Have:

-Experience with PAI analytic principals, including database administration, the web, geo-enabled PAI, and the Berber Hunter Tool Kit tools

-Experience with all-source intelligence processes

-Knowledge of national and service-specific OSINT policy and regulations, internet-based research, including Boolean logic, search engine, database resources, and internet sources, including social media, social networking tools, data exploitation, and commercial- and industry-based databases

-Experience with OSINT analysis, including authoring intelligence products and risk assessments

-Experience with advanced search techniques, information databases, data visualization, and related tools

-Knowledge of other intelligence disciplines, including signals intelligence (SIGINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT)

-Ability to manage research and coordination for long-term projects 

-MA or MS degree in International Affairs, Political Science, Foreign Area Studies, National Security Studies, Linguistics, Business, Library Science, or a related research field a plus

-Completion of OS301 Basic Open Source Intelligence Course

-Completion of OS302 Intermediate OSINT Tools and Tradecraft Course

-Completion of OS303 Advanced OSINT Tradecraft Course


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.

Build Your Career:

At Booz Allen, we know the power of analytics and intelligence. When you join Booz Allen, we'll help you develop the career you want.

Challenging projects – Whether training analysts on military equipment through VR technology; developing a simulation capability to allow teams to rehearse missions together; or integrating RFID tags into mobile devices to enable data access within a geo parameter, you'll get to solve some of the world's toughest problems

Meaningful work – Use your skills to empower change. Your work will keep citizens and warfighters safe and well both at home and abroad

State-of-the-art technology – Broaden your intelligence capabilities with digital forensics, telematics, precision navigation, secure mobile operations, and advanced analytics

New skills – In-house experts and partnerships with tech leaders, like Nvidia and Splunk, mean you can get practical experience with advanced GPU technologies, cyber security, and data science

Room to grow – You'll be inspired to grow your career while making your ideas a reality thanks to new opportunities across the US and abroad, encouraging mentors, and collaborative colleagues

We’re an EOE that empowers our people—no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected characteristic—to fearlessly drive change.


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