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Sr. Principal Systems Administrator- TS/SCI with polygraph in Herndon, Virginia
The customer requires a Programmer to support projects initiated and maintained by Data Scientists. Data scientists combine applied mathematics, programming skills, analytical techniques, and data to provide unique insights for decision makers. Each individual typically only has depth in one of these areas, so effective data science efforts require teaming of complementary skill sets. The customer environment is fast-paced and the Programmer will be expected to support multiple projects and collection efforts. Specific duties, priorities, and workload will be established by the customer, however, the Programmer is expected to take initiative and provide innovative solutions to technical problems to the customer on a regular basis. The Programmer should be knowledgeable of technologies/environments including Ruby on Rails (RoR), Python, PERL, J2EE, .net, Linux, Java, JavaScript, MySQL, iOS, relational and non-relational databases including Oracle, Hadoop, and HBase. The Programmer will use and develop software and tools to effectively exploit "big data" and emerging media types within a cloud-based environment. The primary focus of projects will be on "big data" collection, storage, management, and analysis—the Programmer will participate as a team member with other customers and will support configuration management and other programmatic activities (updates to procedures, logging of activities, and use of Subversion configuration control software) as required. The Programmer will perform some database and web activities, specifically as they relate to "big data" issues. The customer will require bi-weekly activity reports from the Programmer.

Desired skills:
• Experience with distributed computing platforms such as Cassandra, Hadoop and associated technologies such as MapReduce, Pig and Hive
• Recent programming experience in a production environment
• Experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, SQS, etc.)
• Strong object-oriented coding skills
• Knowledgeable with Python programming
• Knowledgeable with Django, MongoDB, pymong, multiprocessing/threading, WSGI, and no-SQL databases
• Knowledgeable with Linux (Shell scripting, Apache, Lighttpd, MySQL, MongoDB configuration/maintenance and Cron job scheduling)
• Proficient in SaaS/high-volume, large data environments
• Proficient with .NET Framework 3.0/3.5/4.0
• Proficient with SQL Server 2005/2008 - database design and optimization
• Proficient with ASP.Net MVC 2.0/3.0 or ASP.Net Web forms
• Knowledge of UI design tools
• Moderate or advanced visual graphic design skills
• Experience with Usability Testing methods
• Experience conducting user research to understand fundamental needs and goals
• Experience with web application design
• Experience with Agile methodologies including Scrum
• Understanding of front-end development technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, AJAX
• Experience designing for data visualization
• Experience designing mobile web UI
• Experience designing for native or hybrid web applications
• Low fidelity / High fidelity prototyping skills
• Written and oral communication skills, with ability to document techniques, potential solutions, etc
• Ability to read, speak, and write in languages other than English (Russian, Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Arabic, etc.)
• Experience with Machine Language Translation (MLT) tools (Cybertrans, Systrans, Language Weaver, Google Translate) and/or large scale translation projects
• Experience with using web APIs and HTTP XML APIs, including but not limited to: Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media API
• Understanding of "web crawling" software, with an emphasis on Kapow, BrightPlanet, PERL, Python, Ruby on Rails, HTML, Javascript, CSS, and other scripting languages

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

10-15 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.

Provide Windows 2008 system administration support to include: implementation of Windows baseline changes, and respond to change requests (CR) and discrepancy reports (DR); perform technical evaluations, analysis, and trouble shooting for all Windows servers; build Windows servers by providing technical configuration, setup, installation services, test plans, and security lockdowns for security hardening; and physical hardware support/builds.
2. Have current work experience and certifications in the Windows 2008 OS and related technologies.
3. Provide expertise in multiple technologies, or the ability to gain, such as database appliances, storage technologies, hardware support, including knowledge of additional operating systems- like Linux- and scripting syntaxes.
4. Provide VMWare 5.1 administration support with the ability to respond to customer requests to build Windows and Linux VMs. Also should be able to provide Citrix 6.5 administration and customers support.
5. Have strong time management (i.e., prioritize, organize and accomplish work) and problem solving (i.e., analyzing information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems) skills.
6. Have the ability to provide explanations of complex

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 sectors. With approximately 28,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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