Senior Data Validation Engineer – Remote


Reston, VA Jun 24
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ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

Our Health Engineering Solutions (HES) team works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Senior Data Validation Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

You will work on projects that support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as we develop a next-generation analytics and reporting system that directly impacts healthcare quality.


Design and build data processing pipelines using tools and frameworks in the Hadoop and AWS ecosystem.
Analyze requirements and architecture specifications to create a detailed design document.
Responsible for data engineering functions including, but not limited to data extract, transformation, loading, integration in support of modern cloud computing platforms like AWS.
Work with huge data sets and work with other Data Engineers and/or Scientists on analyzing this data using algorithms and machine learning.
Implement and configure big data technologies as well as tune processes for performance at scale.
Design and build ETL pipelines to automate the ingestion of structured and unstructured data.
Work with DevOps engineers on CI, CD, and IaC (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Infrastructure as Code) processes; read specifications and translate them into code and design documents; and perform code reviews and develop processes for improving code quality.
Proactively pay attention to the scalability, performance, and availability of our systems.
Deploy the developed solution in AWS environment and examine the results for accuracy.
Develop, modify, run and test Airflow DAGs and/or Spark/Scala Applications
Track testing results and reporting.

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree with 5 years experience as a data engineer, software developer, or tech lead.
2 years experience in: Database testing (DBT), Postgres, Redshift database, SQL, Apache Airflow DAG, Apache Spark, Scala code language, Python code language, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins (CI/CD), Git and GitHub for version control and management, Alembic database migration tool
Candidate must reside in the United States and be able to obtain a Public Trust clearance; candidate must have resided in the US 3 of the last 5 years.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Computer Science or a closely related field and 3 years of experience as Data Engineer, Software Developer, Tech Lead or in a related position.
Experience in the healthcare domain or with healthcare quality data sets.
Familiarity with other query languages (Path, SPARQL, etc.), e.g., XPath, MongoDB query language, Elasticsearch query language, JSON Experience with the following technologies is also highly desirable: Python, Airflow, Alembic Database Migration tool.
DBT experience with PostgreSQL and Redshift.
Scala and Python experience.
Federal Government contracting work experience.
SAFe experience a plus.
Prior experience working fully remote.
TestRail experience.

Professional Skills:

Strong technical communication skills (written and verbal).
Strong problem solving and structuring skills.
Ability to identify and learn applicable new techniques independently as needed.
Strong critical thinking, problem solving and structuring and analytical skills.




Working at ICF

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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position.

The pay range for this position based on full-time employment is:

$84,533.00 - $143,706.00

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