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Job Ref:  2016-15524
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  Virginia
City:  Herndon
18/10/2016 05:18
Job Description

Researches, designs, develops and/or modifies enterprise-wide systems and/or applications software. ETL stands for Extract, Transform and Load. The engineers on this team use tools to perform ETL activities. The size of the files can range from very small to very large (hundreds of GB) in size.

1. Designs, develops, codes, tests and debugs highly complex new software products or makes significant enhancements to existing software.

2. Develops and applies advanced methods, theories, and research techniques in the investigation and solution of complex and advanced software applications and problems.

3. Resolves highly complex hardware/software compatibility and interface design considerations.

4. Conducts investigations and tests of considerable complexity.

5. Factors emerging technologies and product supportability into design and implementation.

6. Provides input to staff involved in writing and updating technical documentation such as user manuals, system documentation, and training materials.

7. Advises hardware engineers on machine characteristics that affect software systems, such as storage capacity, processing speed, and input/output requirements.

8. Prepares reports on analyses, findings, and project progress, and presents results to management and/or customer personnel.

9. Serves as a customer interface to resolve problems and ensure requirements are met on a timely basis.

10. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced software developers, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

11. Serves as a technical team or task leader.

12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

13. Participates in special projects as required.


1. Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

2. Masters Degree preferred.


Required Experience/Knowledge:

  • ETL Experience- particularly the TRANSFORM aspect of data

  • General familiarity populating/loading data into databases

  • Scripting language experience, as well as, string manipulation experience

Desired Experience/Knowledge:

  • User-level knowledge of Pentaho, or similar ETL tools such as INFORMATICA, is preferred

  • Experience mapping datasets to a predetermined model

  • Familiarity with various databases (Oracle and Netezza) and associated utilities (such as SQL Loader, SQL Developer and SQuirreL)

  • User-level understanding of JIRA is helpful

10-15 years of related software development experience.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial NA approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support NA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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