Backend ISR Developer (TS/SCI)

  • Data & Analytics
  • Professional

Backend ISR Developer (TS/SCI)

  • Data & Analytics
  • Professional

As a Data Scientist at IBM, you will help transform our clients’ data into tangible business value by analyzing information, communicating outcomes and collaborating on product development. Work with Best in Class open source and visual tools, along with the most flexible and scalable deployment options. Whether it’s investigating patient trends or weather patterns, you will work to solve real world problems for the industries transforming how we live.

Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM provides analytic consulting services to the US Government. The team innovated classified data service to support data-intensive assessment of Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) system performance and effectiveness. We are seeking a backend developer/architect to improve existing and innovate new features for a classified ISR data and analytics service.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Improve algorithm performance, improve data quality, incorporate new datasets, and enable new analytics.
  • Maintain polyglot database environment, extend event-driven micro-services, and insert new technologies as appropriate to achieve stakeholder-desired capabilities.
  • Interface with the client, stakeholders, military personnel, and data providers to ensure stakeholder buy-in and populate backlog for future innovation.

This role is located onsite in the Washington DC area (primarily in Reston, VA)



Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • US Citizen with active TS//SCI clearance or show immediate eligibility according to JPAS security database
  • 2+ years of Python programming experience
  • 2+ years of experience architecting, designing or programming applications in hybrid cloud or on-prem environments
  • Experience with employing, customizing, optimizing, and/or managing NoSQL database technology
  • Experience with custom ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) development (vice employing off-the shelf solutions, e.g. Apache Nifi)
  • Experience with designing algorithms to infer relationships between events or entities
  • Experience with designing validation and/or diagnostic approaches to ensure strong data quality

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience coding in operational military and/or intelligence networks or settings
  • Experience with employing, customizing, optimizing, and/or managing MongoDB
  • Experience with Celery or analogous asynchronous task queue technologies
  • Experience with algorithmic development that merges, standardizes, and links related data sources
  • Skills with implementing and customizing ElasticSearch for text search use cases
  • Experience with CI/CD tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jenkins)
  • Experience with gathering operational and intelligence data from classified DoD systems
  • Experience with national or military intelligence capabilities and their use
  • Experience with transitioning on-prem capabilities to cloud
  • Experience with natural language processing (NLP) or other techniques to extract value out of unstructured data
  • Data visualization experience using JavaScript (such as Chart.js or D3)
  • Experience with MVC frameworks (e.g., React.js), Node.js, and Web API design

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IBM offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program. Eligible employees may have access to: – Healthcare benefits including medical & prescription drug coverage, dental, vision, and mental health & well being – Financial programs such as 401(k), the IBM Employee Stock Purchase Plan, financial counseling, life insurance, short & long- term disability coverage, and opportunities for performance based salary incentive programs – Generous paid time off including 12 holidays, minimum 56 hours sick time, 120 hours vacation, 12 weeks parental bonding leave in accordance with IBM Policy, and other Paid Care Leave programs. IBM also offers paid family leave benefits to eligible employees where required by applicable law – Training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform where IBMers can grow skills and obtain industry-recognized certifications to achieve their career goals – Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups, giving & volunteer opportunities, and discounts on retail products, services & experiences The compensation range and benefits for this position are based on a full-time schedule for a full calendar year. The salary will vary depending on your job-related skills, experience and location. Pay increment and frequency of pay will be in accordance with employment classification and applicable laws. For part time roles, your compensation and benefits will be adjusted to reflect your hours. Benefits may be pro-rated for those who start working during the calendar year. This position was posted on the date cited in the key job details section and is anticipated to remain posted for 21 days from this date or less if not needed to fill the role. We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law. US Citizenship Required.

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