Senior Data Configuration & Management Specialist

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
# of Openings
Software Engineering
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Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), is seeking a Senior Data Configuration & Management Specialist with experience in projects emphasizing cloud-hosted solutions and services, data science and ingestion technologies, and modern web frameworks, within an agile development model in the Northern Virginia area. 


At MTSI, our more than 1,200 co-owners recognize the high demand for specialized professionals within our industry and that you have many options to choose.  As an employee owned company where culture matters, we believe that by investing in our people we are investing in our company’s future!  

MTSI’s core capabilities are Systems Engineering and Integration, Modeling and Simulation, Test and Evaluation, Acquisition and Program Support, and Mission Assurance services. Our expertise includes ballistic missile defense, air defense, air vehicle survivability, unmanned aircraft, flight test operations, intelligence support, and cyber/space/homeland defense.

As a recognized "employee comes first" company with over 27 years of consecutive growth we challenge our co-owners to provide the highest level of support and service, and reward them with some of the best benefits in the industry.  Day one all new co-workers start with 20 days PTO, 6% 401k match with immediate vesting, semi-annual bonuses, and eligibility to participate in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).  We offer other employee focused benefits, including up to $10k in tuition reimbursement and an optional zero dollar deductible BCBS health insurance plan.


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MTSI is seeking a Senior Data Configuration & Management Specialist with experience in projects emphasizing database optimization and security, data science and ingestion technologies, big data, and cloud-hosted solutions and services within an agile development environment.


  • Education – BA or BS in Computer Science or related fields (e.g., Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering)
  • COMPTIA Security+ certification, CISSP certification, or Microsoft Certified Solution Expert: Data Platform
  • Experience with database administration
  • Proficiency with the following:
    • Designing and creating database structures, including normalized, de-normalized, and data warehouse database topologies
    • Performing optimization of databases to increase performance
    • Preparing database environments for application deployments
    • Database security; experience with PKI and Kerberos based authentication and authorization schemes and role-based access constructs
    • Creating and updating documentation in support of the database platform
    • Providing new product and technology research and evaluation
    • Upgrading database products based on vendor specifications
    • Tracking work using industry-standards such as Jira, Redmine, etc.
    • Developing appropriate queries to retrieve data, assessing security issues with data, and developing structures, procedures and triggers
    • Preparing and maintaining reports of the entire backend development life cycle
    • Multiple differentiated storage technologies; must be able to identify, define, and tune appropriate storage technology, including Flash-based storage, Internet Small Computer Systems Interface Storage Area Network (iSCSI SAN), Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), Clustered file systems, Infiniband, Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and Fiber Channel storage
    • Multibit character encodings and international or multilingual data types
    • Implementing and deploying geospatial relational database solutions including spatial index manipulation and geography and geometry transforms
    • Production-level ETL development using a combination of scripting technology (e.g., Perl and Python), High-Level Languages (Java, C#, etc.) and Object Persistence Frameworks, such as Hibernate, Spring, and Open Java Persistence API (OpenJPA)
  • Required Security Clearance – TS//SCI

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education – at least a Master’s degree in Computer Science or other fields (e.g., Statistics, Mathematics, and Engineering)
  • Familiarity with current Agile methods
  • Proficiency with the following:
    • Machine learning, data mining, and knowledge discovery
    • NoSQL database, such as Titan, Mongo, Cassandra, and hBase
    • Processing and managing large data sets (multi TB scale)
    • Container configuration and implementation - Docker or similar multi-threaded, big data, distributive cloud architectures and frameworks including Hadoop, MapReduce, Cloudera, Hive, Spark, Elastic Search, etc. for the purposes of conducting analytic algorithm design and implementation
    • Text processing, such as NLP, NER, entity retrieval (e.g., Solr/Lucene), topic extraction, summarization, and clustering
    • Developing software in the GIS context and be comfortable with associated standards, including Esri Development Environment, and Python Scripting
    • Data transfer systems, such as Apache NiFi

Please Note:  U.S. Citizenship is required.





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