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  • Big Data Technologist

    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

    The FBI Applications and Data Division is looking for passionate technologists to help the agency face some of the nation’s toughest IT challenges. We provide end-to-end technical services for applications and data that enable FBI Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts around the world to protect the American public and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Join us in developing technologies to further the mission of the FBI. Our goal is simple: stay ahead of threats by delivering on the potential of software and data.


• Experience developing solutions using the Hadoop ecosystem, including HDFS, YARN, Spark, MapReduce, HIVE, Zookeeper, Kafka, Storm and Hue, as well as experience with NoSQL and graph databases such as Accumulo, Hbase, MongoDB, Gaffer, Graphulo and SecureGraph.
• Experience with search indexes such as Elasticsearch or Solr; experience using Splunk or ELK Stack to aggregate and mine cluster and application logs. The job requires the ability to write quality code and tests in one or more scripting/programming languages (Java, Scala, Python, R, Bash, etc.).
• Demonstrated ability to develop RESTful web service APIs; experience with automated environment configuration and deployment tools such as Puppet, Chef or Ansible; and Linux Unix OS experience (including shell scripting and basic commands).
• Knowledge and understanding of Agile tools and DevOps techniques such as: continuous integration, continuous delivery; build and test automation; test driven development; etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

You must:
• Be a U.S. citizen.
• Be able to obtain a Top-Secret Clearance-Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance.
• Must meet the FBI’s Employment Eligibility requirements.

All applicants will be rated on the following competencies:
• Knowledge and expertise in Big Data technologies.
• Analytic Thinking
• Communication
• Flexibility/Adaptability
• Initiative

What to Expect in the Hiring Phase:
The FBI’s mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States; you will be integral to delivering innovative software that helps the FBI accomplish that mission. Selecting great talent for our mission is one of the most important privileges we have. Part of the selection process will be for you to meet with a five-member panel of FBI technical experts and senior leaders in your field who will assess your problem-solving skills and technical acumen, as well as give you an opportunity to ask questions and make sure this role is a great fit for you.

To apply for this position, please send your resume (and direct all questions) to FBI_Apps_Data@fbi.gov.


  • As a Big Data Technologist, you will design and build solutions for Special Agents and Intelligence Analysts that bring together data lakes from disparate sources, extract mission-critical intelligence and provide advanced analytics to the FBI’s investigative teams.


  • Travel No travel
  • Incentives Not provided
  • Clearance & Citizenship U.S. Citizenship
  • Remote Work No remote work
  • Education Bachelors Degree
  • Salary Range Not provided

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