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Senior Database Architect / Data Analyst

Applied Research Associates, Inc. is looking for candidates to join our Data Transformation of Foundational Military Intelligence (DTMI) team in Herndon, VA, where you will support our efforts to develop automated data decomposition algorithms and/or scripts that analyze data attributes to determine if more specific, operationally relevant relationships can be captured via data decomposition into separate parts such as detailing the day of the week as a separate, categorical value from the date and incorporate the results into business rules or a data model as appropriate.

 The ideal candidate gathers data requirements, data rules, and understands relationships between data feeds. Experience with SQL and data queries is required. Gathers data requirements, data rules, and understands relationships between data feeds. Should understand how algorithms run, and can interpret if received feedback matches expected results, and helps data scientists refine the algorithm. Experience in data management, creating, maintaining, and updating data records contained in the data catalog.

The most successful candidates have a strong intelligence background and a desire to continue expanding their knowledge. Expertise (and interest!) in performing data gathering, PostgreSQL, MongoDB or S3 is highly desirable. If this describes you, please apply!

Senior Database Architect / Data Analyst Required Experience & Skills:
  • Active TS/SCI with CI Poly Security Clearance.
  • A BA/BS in any degree along with 7-9 Years Intelligence Experience.
  • A strong interest in and ability to conduct data analysis using Erwin, PostgreSQL, MongoDB and/or S3.
  • A desire to work in a dynamic team environment.
  • Experience in data management, creating, maintaining, and updating data records contained in the data catalog.

Senior Database Architect / Data Analyst Desired Experience:
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Cognos Certified Professional

About Us:
Applied Research Associates, Inc. (aka ARA) is an employee-owned international research and engineering company known for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. We were founded in Albuquerque, NM in 1979 as the disco era was, thankfully, closing out and the personal computer era was beginning. We employ over 1,500 professionals and continue to grow. ARA 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 ourselves on having a challenging culture where innovation & experimentation are the norm. At ARA, employees are our greatest assets, so we give our employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take active roles as owners. The motto, “Engineering and Science for Fun and Profit” sums up the ARA experience. The company realizes employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. 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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