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Data Engineer (Skillbridge Intern) – 13722, AUGUSTA, GA, GEORGIA

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Data Engineer (Skillbridge Intern) – 13722

Date: Apr 8, 2023

Location: Augusta, GA, Georgia

Company: HII’s Mission Technologies division

Enlighten, honored as a Top Workplace from the Baltimore Sun, is a leader in big data solution development and deployment, with expertise in cloud-based services, software and systems engineering, cyber capabilities, and data science. Enlighten provides continued innovation and proactivity in meeting our customers’ greatest challenges. 


We recognize that the most effective environment for your projects doesn’t always look the same. Our hybrid work approach ensures that you can make lasting relationships with your team and collaborate in-person to get the job done—while having the flexibility to work from home when needed to achieve focused results. 

Job Description

This is an UNPAID internship through the DoD SkillBridge Program for transitioning active-duty US military personnel. DoD SkillBridge Internships are available to help transitioning active-duty military personnel gain real-world experience in the work force sometime during their final 180 days of active-duty service. The intern will actively train on meaningful projects and work closely with a mentor and with senior company leadership. Enlighten Internship programs are focused on placing transitioning military into internships that require KSAs, Education & Military Training similar to their current or previous military jobs; positions that could easily transition over to a full-time regular and permanent job with Enlighten. 

Essential Job Responsibilities

The SkillBridge intern will train as a Data Engineer with Enlighten, reporting to a designated Enlighten Supervisor, with the goal of learning Enlighten’s approach to design, build, and optimize Big Data Platform (BDP) systems for data collection, storage, access, and analytics at scale. The intern will be assigned special projects as needed. 


Desired End State (3-4 month target)

At the end of four months, the intern will be able to understand basic data engineer concepts. Data engineers, as part of enterprise data analytics teams, manage, optimize, oversee, and monitor data retrieval, storage, and distribution throughout the BDP enclaves.

The intern will develop a good understanding of all critical tasks to successfully conduct data engineer objectives:

Data acquisition

Develop data set processes (Extract, transform, load (ETL))

Use programming language and tools

Identify ways to improve data reliability, efficiency, and quality

Prepare data for predictive and prescriptive modeling

Use data to discover tasks that can be automated

Enlighten will benefit from the military background of the SkillBridge intern and considers the SkillBridge internship an overall positive experience.


If candidate is selected and approved, SkillBridge Intern can travel in conjunction with this internship; Enlighten will fund all travel costs.

SkillBridge Intern will be available during core hours for critical meetings and training.


Training Plan

Phase 1 Basics

Enlighten A wholly owned subsidiary of HII

Week 1: In processing, Introductions/office familiarization

Week 2: Intro to the Big Data Platform (BDP) technologies

Week 3: Intro to BDP analytics and applications

Week 4: Intro to Army and Air Force Cyber data ETL process

Phase 2 Parser Overview

• Week 5: Data Acquisition, Taxonomy/Schema
• Week 6: Review existing parsers and deployment flows; understand existing

transforms available for use in parsers.
• Weeks 7-8: BDP technologies – Kafka and Nifi workflows; Establish a development

environment for BDP parser development

Phase 3 Parser Development, Deployment, and Testing

Weeks 9-11: Modify Kafka and Nifi workflows; modify existing parser schema and transforms to alter ingest pipeline.

Weeks 12-13: Understand how to access logs to identify errors; understand common parser development errors; troubleshoot errors.

Additional Goals

• Project management

Minimum Qualifications
Active-Duty Military ONLY within final 180 days of active-duty service. 
Minimum of 5 years relevant data engineering (including experience with Python or Java) experience with Bachelors in related field; 3 years relevant experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 9 years relevant experience.
Additional experience dependent on Program of Instruction.
Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements will vary and is dependent on the Program of Instruction.

We have many more additional great benefits/perks that you can find on our website at []. 
Enlighten, an HII Company, is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans and Disabled Employer. U.S. citizenship may be required for certain positions.

HII’s Mission Technologies division / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBHII-13722 2023.05.06

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