Network Engineer

Kalman & Company, Inc. - Washington, DC3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $130,000 a year
Kalman & Company, Inc. is seeking a Network Engineer IV for a contingent opportunity in Washington D.C. Kalman & Company Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Specific Duties:
Provide technical acquisition strategy and project management support to senior leadership
Provide oversight on execution of development and maintenance of conceptual, logical, physical, and DBA data models in both relational and dimensional modeling techniques
Coordinate, review, and analyze database structural requirements by assessing client operations, applications, and programming; reviewing objectives with clients; evaluating current systems; and assessing requirements in accordance with proposed cost and schedule
Coordinate, manage, and participate in review of the data design of BI projects, to include determination of risk in the high-level design of the overall solution and detailed data design of components as needed (e.g., Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), Data Mart, ETL, user interface, analysis/reporting, etc.)
Develop and maintain data flow diagrams, data dictionary, state transition diagrams, and process models
Manage and execute preparation of process models in accordance with the guidelines/conventions of designated process modeling methodology, including creation and maintenance of process descriptions and glossary of terms, to ensure successful project performance
Develop database solutions by designing the proposed system and defining the physical structure, functional capabilities, security, back-up, and recovery specifications of the database
Manage the lifecycle database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems; calculating optimum values for parameters; evaluating, integrating, and installing new releases; completing maintenance; and answering user questions
Monitor and, when required, Provide database support, as well as monitoring and mitigating risks and reporting performance
Support and maintain the BI system (i.e., Jaspersoft) by developing and maintaining reports and ad hoc querying tools
Serve as task manager. In addition, manage scheduling and document control processes
Draft, review, staff, and update a variety of documentation (e.g., acquisition documents, memorandums, briefings, information papers, issue papers, meeting meetings, etc.)
Deliver Senior-level presentations and briefings
Lead or assist in preparation and support of Program Management Reviews (PMRs), Integrated Product Teams (IPTs), and other meetings
Lead staff meetings and develop presentations
Coordinate reviews and analyses.

Minimum Required Education/Qualifications:
Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline, as well as twelve (12) years of general experience and eight (8) years of relevant experience
Possess at least five (5) years of hands-on experience and/or supervisory experience with:
o Data modeling and data administration tools (e.g., PowerDesigner, Erwin, Rational Rose, Embarcadero, Data Architect, etc.)
o Data dictionary maintenance
o Technical, process, and business metadata management, either with custom applications or tools
o Business process design for management of master data throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Possess a comprehensive understanding of the technical requirements of an information and data architect
Possess experience in software project management, engaging different organizations to achieve project goals

Possess experience in:
o Systems analysis and design in medium or large systems environments
o Monitoring and using CASE tools for the development and documentation of data architectures and detailed data models
o Data modeling methods and tools (e.g., Erwin, DBDesigner, etc.)
o Object-Oriented Methodology
o Development and scripting in Unix and SQL
o Use of using MySQL/PostgreSQL in a Ruby in Rails environment
o Partnership development with interagency stakeholders
Possess demonstrated experience using MySQL/PostgreSQL in a Ruby in Rails environment to conduct program management activities

Possess advanced skills in:
o Analysis and query scripting languages for MySQL/PostgreSQL databases
o Extensible Markup Language (XML)/XML Schema Documentation (XSD) and XML Schemas
Possess an understanding of the use of XML/XSD and XML schemas in software project management
Possess expert knowledge of Open Source Business Intelligence (BI) and Extract Transform and Load (ETL) tools
Possess a working knowledge of metadata structures, repository functions, and data dictionaries
Possess a general understanding of the scrum development process and Agile development methodology used in completing software projects

Preferred Education/Qualifications: