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Data Engineer

Data Engineer
1 month ago

Data Engineer (Python Developer)

ARA is seeking a talented Data Engineer to join our team within our Intel Community. You will be responsible for designing and building data pipelines using Python and AWS cloud infrastructure. This role requires a strong understanding of software development and data engineering principles and the ability to work effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders. You must have a passion for building high-quality, scalable applications and the ability to collaborate effectively within a fast-paced environment.


  • Design, develop, and implement software features using Python and best practices
  • Write clean, maintainable, and well-documented code
  • Utilize unit testing frameworks to ensure code quality and functionality
  • Develop and deploy data pipelines using Python and AWS services (e.g., Flask, S3, EC2, Lambda)
  • Work with stakeholders to understand data requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Automate data processing tasks and workflows
  • Troubleshoot and resolve data pipeline issues
  • Collaborate with data scientists and analysts to ensure data accessibility
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest data engineering tools and technologies


  • US Citizenship required and must an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with 3+ years of experience as a Data Engineer, Python Software Developer, or similar role OR 8-10 years of related experience in lieu of a degree
  • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming principles (OOP)
  • Experience with version control systems (e.g., Git)
  • Experience with Python programming for data manipulation and analysis
  • Experience with SQL and proficiency in writing complex queries
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Ways To Stand Out

  • Experience with popular Python web frameworks (e.g., Django, Flask)
  • Familiarity with web development concepts (HTTP, REST APIs)

Who is ARA?

Do you want to work for a purpose? Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company. We have been providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences since 1979. ARA has over 2,128 employee-owners and continues to grow rapidly. Together, our offices throughout the U.S. and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in defense, civil, and health technologies, computer software, and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement.

ARA also prides itself, on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norms. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. Employee ownership ensures you have a voice in what happens in the company. We are also very proud of our Women’s Initiative Network (WIN), whose purpose is to motivate, support, and encourage professional career development for women to maximize career and professional accomplishments.

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