Sierra Nevada Corporation

Cybersecurity Data Engineer I (Hybrid)

1 July 2024
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£109000 - £203000 / year

Job Description

Cybersecurity Data Engineer I, you will use your skills to build systems that collect, manage, and convert raw data into usable information for data scientists and the Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts to interpret using our Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system. Much of the focus for this position will be on building, deploying, and maintaining the data pipeline that feeds the SIEM and data science platforms in Azure Gov Cloud.

As SNC’s corporate team, we provide the company and its business areas with strategic direction and business support spanning executive management, finance and accounting, operations, human resources, legal, IT, information security, facilities, marketing, and communications.

*Role is Contingent Upon Award*


  • Collect data from a variety of systems
  • Design, build and maintain batch or real-time data pipelines.
  • Maintain and optimize the data infrastructure required for accurate extraction, transformation, and loading of data from a wide variety of data sources.
  • Develop ETL (extract, transform, load) processes to help extract and manipulate data from multiple sources.
  • Automate data workflows such as data ingestion, aggregation, and ETL processing.
  • Partner with data scientists to deploy machine learning models.
  • Build, maintain, and deploy data products for analytics and data science teams.
  • Ensure data accuracy, integrity, privacy, security, and compliance through quality control procedures.
  • Monitor data systems performance and implement optimization strategies.
  • Leverage data controls to maintain data privacy, security, compliance, and quality for allocated areas of ownership.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Network Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related Engineering/Science discipline and 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • Higher education may substitute for relevant experience
  • Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of required education
  • Working SQL knowledge and experience working with relational databases
  • Experience with cloud-based data platforms such as AWS, Azure
  • Experience in Analytics, Statistics, Software Development, Cybersecurity, Mathematics, or related field
  • Experience supporting government customers and contractors
  • Understanding of the multitude of tools and processes required to be implemented and managed by a Security Operations organization
  • Background running tools in and supporting on-premise, Cloud, and hybrid environments
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required.


  • Knowledge of Cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, etc
  • Knowledge of Data Management, Data Warehousing concepts & methodologies
  • Experience combining and correlating large, complex, and disparate data sources
  • Experience working with data engineering/science Python packages
  • Experience working with working on large data sets and distributed computing (e.g. Hive/Hadoop/Spark/Databricks/Azure Synapse)
  • Experience working with SIEM solutions like ElasticSearch, Sentinel, Splunk, etc.
  • Experience working with both relational and non-relational databases
  • Experience working with various data platforms and file formats like Hive, Hadoop, Kafka, json, parquet, pickle, etc
  • Experience working with APIs / APIM (Azure API Management)
  • Experience working with code editors like VS Code and Anaconda
  • Experience working with source control on Github and developer tools such as Terraform, ARM/Bicep
  • Experience working with containerization tools like Docker, Kubernetes (like Azure Kubernetes Service, AKS), etc

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 6%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances.

SNC is a global leader in aerospace and national security committed to moving the American Dream forward. We’re known and respected for our mission and execution focus, agility, and disruptive and rapid innovation. We provide leading edge technologies and transformative solutions that support our nation’s most critical security needs. If you are mission-focused, thrive in collaborative environments, and want to make our country stronger with state-of-the-art technologies that safeguard freedom, join our team!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination.  Employment decisions are made without regarding to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.