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Data Engineer

Location: Columbia, SC

Applications are submitted by directly emailing: careers@integer-tech.com

Job Description

Data Engineer

What
We Do

Integer Technologies is an applied research and product development company founded by scientists and engineers with a passion for technology and national security. We perform R&D on next-generation systems and technologies for the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government agencies. We are hardware and software developers with experience turning research into impactful products for military and commercial applications. Our core portfolio of research includes projects in controls and automation for electrical and machinery systems, perception systems for uncrewed vehicles (with an emphasis on maritime vehicles), digital twins and autonomy, and advanced manufacturing. We are a startup founded for the purpose of putting research into action. Our mission is to create a safer world by translating scientific discoveries into reliable products that address urgent national security needs… at the speed of relevance. 

Our perception systems portfolio includes work on critical enabling technologies for more reliable, more intelligent, and longer-duration uncrewed vehicles. We are actively developing a new perception system for ships that automatically detects objects on and just below the surface of the water, day or night, and in most weather conditions, by fusing sensor data from multi-spectral cameras and radar using reliable and validated computer vision algorithms. This perception system will be a key enabler for uncrewed ships to navigate safely without human intervention.  

About the
Role

Integer seeks a Data Engineer with experience building and standardizing structured databases as well as unstructured data pools, pipelining video/telemetry data for external and internal use, and designing massive storage and data manipulation infrastructure. This Data Engineer will apply best practices to partition, store, and develop tooling and utilities to assist Perception operations and enable Computer Vision applications and Data Analysis capabilities.  Extensive experience scripting, developing applications, writing runtime jobs, and the containerization and deployment of data pipelining environments is critical. 

 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Be the subject matter expert and technical lead developing database infrastructure for in house Perception operations. 

  • Provide technical subject matter expertise for the Company’s projects related to deploying, storing, and manipulation large datasets. 

  • Leverage experience with continuous integration and continuous development to iterate on available infrastructure and tooling to increase capability, capacity, and robustness.  

  • Use extensive software development capabilities to create workflows and data pipelines for the myriad of applications related to Perception. 

  • Create, deploy, and automate data labeling and annotation efforts for use in designing training datasets for detection, SLAM, and segmentation neural networks. 

  • Develop and deploy algorithms for edge computing devices that can be integrated into autonomous platforms. 

  • Provide domain knowledge of massive data storage standard operating procedures and data manipulation techniques. 

  • Implement tooling and pipeline containerization protocols to scale deployment of Data operations. 

  • Execute individual medium-long term (e.g., monthly to quarterly) tasking with minimal oversight, delays, or rework. Proactively recommend your own medium-long term tasking to project leads. 

  • Communicate estimated time to complete tasks with infrequent need to extend and demonstrate sound time management. 

  • Proactively understand required technical work and address problems with minimal required management intervention.  

  • Develop key content for deliverables including monthly reports, quarterly project reviews, and demonstration events.  

  • Regularly exercise technical leadership. Coordinate junior engineers or technicians to achieve medium term tasking.  

  • Support the Company as needed to develop new funded research and development projects. This includes, but is not limited to, engaging with government stakeholders to understand priorities and gaps related to the Company’s capabilities͕ supporting the development of white papers and proposals and building relationships with university and industry partners.  

  • Embody Integer’s core values: Integrity, Agility, Growth, Open-Mindedness, Commitment. 

Core Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a US DoD Secret clearance. 

  • Deep understanding of topics in Data engineering, Tooling and Test Automation, and Software Implementation/Development standards. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, or related technical discipline. 

  • 4+ years of industry experience as an engineer working on databases, automation, system architecture, CI/CD, and backend software development. 

  • Strong working knowledge of software development using modern C++, Python, SQL or equivalent. 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • Ability to travel occasionally, estimated at less than 10% of the time. 

Additional
Desired
Qualifications

  • Experience working on aspects Computer vision or perception. 

  • Experience with maritime autonomy (e.g., autonomous surface vessels or autonomous underwater vehicles). 

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Data engineering, Software development, Analytics, or related field. 

  • Track record of transitioning to production from R&D. 

Company
Benefits

  • Base salary which exceeds local & national industry averages.  

  • Integer fully covers medical, prescription, vision, and dental insurance costs for the employee and dependents. Integer’s standard plan pays 100% of health insurance premiums for your entire family from a well-known national insurer, saving employees thousands of dollars annually. 

  • Year-end performance-based bonuses.  

  • 401(k) with company matching that vest immediately; no funny business.  

  • Paid vacation. 

  • Paid sick leave.  

  • Paid holidays. 

  • Relocation assistance available. 

Company Perks

  • Startup culture with the stability of a large company. Integer’s business plan has years of time phased contracted work, alleviating the would-be risk from a traditional small company.  

  • Direct access to company leadership, prioritization of people over process, and a stellar team with a shared desire for personal and professional growth.  

  • Friendly atmosphere where people enjoy not only their work and what they're creating but enjoy helping each other as well.  

  • Bottomless Coffee!  

Integer Technologies is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please let us know. In keeping with our culture and values of growth and open-mindedness, we at Integer Technologies believe in the inherent benefits of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. Trust, inclusion, openness, and diversity of perspectives are paramount for our team to perform at its peak.

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