Position:  Systems Engineer - Big Data Systems
Location:  Redstone Arsenal, AL
Job Id:  1979-AS0003WSjb-D
# of Openings:  1

Systems Engineer – Big Data Systems
Engineer IV
Redstone Aresenal
Huntsville, AL
HX5 is an award-winning provider of technical services to clients such as NASA and the DoD.  Founded in 2004, HX5 is a fast-growing small business with over 500 employees located around the U.S.
HX5 is currently seeking a Systems Engineer to work with Big Data Systems for the IRES Program supporting the Missile Defense Agency at Redstone Arsenal.
The person filling this role will perform all phases of system engineering including requirements analysis, application design, and code development and testing. S/He will design and implement product features in collaboration with business and IT stakeholders.  They will also design reusable components, frameworks and libraries.
This person will work very closely with architecture groups and drive solutions. S/He will participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high-quality software releases. They will design and develop innovative solutions to meet the needs of the business. They will review code and provide feedback relative to best practices and improving performance. They will troubleshoot production support issues post-deployment and come up with solutions, as required. This person will demonstrate collaborative skills working within a project team of diverse skills. This is a complex, matrixed environment that requires this person to develop innovative systems and solutions within a demanding technology environment while always focused on meeting customer needs. This person’s ability to communicate effectively across teams while building solid relationships will set them up for long-term success.
Education and Skills:
  • High school diploma and 16 years general experience OR an associate’s degree and 14 years general experience OR a bachelor’s degree and 12 years general experience. OR a master’s degree and 10 years general experience
  • Must possess a CompTIA Security+ with CE or higher or able to obtain certification within 30 days
Experience and Knowledge:
  • Must have 8 years of directly related experience and 5 years in management or leadership roles.
  • Related experience must be in one or more of the following:
- Windows Server,
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux,
- Structured Databases (Oracle MySQL and Microsoft SQL) Big Data Platforms (Hadoop, ElasticStack Infrastructure),
- Enterprise Server Hardware,
- VMware,
- Cisco IOS Model Development,
- PowerShell,
- Bash scripting,
- the Software development lifecycle (SDLC)
*Must be a US citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation 
**Must have an active DoD Secret clearance
- Experience developing processes and training and cloud-based system architectures and related tools
- Experience with Cloudera, Kafka, Logstash, Redhat, SQL, JSON, C++, Python, R, C#, Ruby, Agile Methodologies, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE).
- Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
- Experience in large development initiatives, developing high volume database applications, data warehousing, complex shell scripting, Agile methodology and public or private cloud experience.
If you submit your information for consideration, the position is currently available under the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) program. If selected, your employment would be with HX5, but you may be contacted by one of our teammates on the contract.
HX5 offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include:
- Medical/dental/vision insurance
- 401(k) plan with company match
- Paid holidays
- Accrued Paid Time Off
HX5 is an Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: employment@hxfive.com or call (850) 362-6551.

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