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VA543: 22270 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22270 Pacific Boulevard Building CC5, Sterling, VA, 20166-6924 USA

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You have been redirected to RTX’s career page as we have recently transitioned from RTX to become a standalone company, which provides us with greater autonomy and opportunities for growth. As a prospective employee of Nightwing, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our continued success and shape the future of our cybersecurity, intelligence, and services offerings.

Nightwing, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

This position is CONTINGENT upon funding, an open position, customer approval, completion of a favorable background investigation, and successful TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance crossover Day 1.

Nightwing is seeking a Database Developer to support a multifaceted software modernization effort.  Specifically for the Database Developer, the project needs experienced support in extract, transform, load (ETL) workflows. The work includes engaging regularly with data scientists, analysts, and managers.

In this role, the Database Developer will be responsible for the following tasks (including but not limited to):

Load large datasets into the client’s on-premises and Cloud environments.

Develop and maintain ingestion algorithms and schemas for large datasets.

Analyze new large-volume datasets to optimize the data ingest processes.

Support the creation of Apache NiFi schemas for new data loads.

Develop software tools that efficiently preprocess, modify, aggregate, load, index, and archive large data collections into clusters in near real-time.

Ensure proper access controls are implemented.

Generate metrics to track data ingest statistics to maintain data integrity and provenance.

Document the data-flows according to standards set by Sponsor.

Required Skills:  

Demonstrated professional experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or closely related discipline.

Demonstrated professional experience with AWS cloud services, including long-term storage options, and cloud-based database services.

Demonstrated experience working with Databricks.

Demonstrated experience understanding SQL database structures and mapping them between different SQL databases.

Demonstrated professional experience working with Apache NiFi.

Demonstrated professional experience working with large data and high performance compute clusters such as Hadoop or similar.

Demonstrated experience with API development techniques.

Demonstrated experience developing and deploying ETL processes for large data sets.

Demonstrated experience creating operating system level scripts to perform ETL operations on SQL databases.

Demonstrated professional experience with version control systems, preferably Git.

Demonstrated experience testing the development of software solutions for the extraction, transformation, and loading of data using the most efficient languages for the task such as NiFi, Python, and SQL.

Demonstrated experience implementing multiprocessing data-flows to parallelize ingest operations.

Highly Desired Skills: 

Demonstrated experience exhibiting strong coordination and collaboration skills.

Demonstrated experience working with full-stack developers to deploy applications that leverage large data sets.

Demonstrated experience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

About Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services

The Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services (CIS) business provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our capabilities include cyber space operations, cyber defense and resiliency, vulnerability research, ubiquitous technical surveillance, data intelligence, lifecycle mission enablement, and software modernization. CIS brings disruptive technologies, agility, and competitive offerings to customers in the intelligence community, defense, civil, and commercial markets


Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation’s most mission impactful initiatives.

When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world’s most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we’ll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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