The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a federally funded research and development center supporting the Department of Defense and other federal agencies that require rigorous and objective analysis of national security issues. The Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SFRD) performs interdisciplinary analyses of plans and policies related to national security strategy, the structure and capabilities of US, allied and adversary forces, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense, organizational efficiency and management issues, and human capital challenges.
SFRD is seeking a motivated Data Engineer to streamline and upgrade the data management process for a large and growing set of data. The Data Engineer will support the research data needs of the IDA Personally Identifiable Information Enclave and other depositories. The Data Engineer should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams responding to research questions of deep significance to DoD policy, regulation, statute, and culture through high-quality, timely, and objective research. Continued professional and intellectual development is important at IDA.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter detailing how their skills and experiences align with the requirements. We are particularly interested to read about any prior experiences managing large datasets for research or applied work. Those selected for an interview will be required to submit transcripts, computing code samples, and professional references.
U.S. Citizenship is required
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required
Equal Opportunity Employer
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