Senior Data Engineer (Scala) - Remote - Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference. 


Our SemanticBits team works side by side with customers to articulate a vision for success, and then make it happen. We know success doesn't happen by accident. It takes the right team of people, working together on the right solutions for the customer. We are looking for a seasoned Data Engineer who will be a key driver to make this happen.

You will work on projects that support the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as we develop a next-generation analytics and reporting system that directly impacts healthcare quality. You will use Spark, EMR and other AWS technologies to build data processing pipelines that derive information from large sets of government data. You will be the go-to on your team for Spark, the Spark Engine, and the Spark Dataframe API. This program allows for the continued quality of clinicians’ work according to CMS standards. We are a collaborative company, so we want you to use your knowledge of Spark to teach others, inform design decisions, and debug runtime problems.  


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Write complex unit and integration tests for all data processing code 
  • Work with DevOps engineers on CI, CD, and IaC 
  • Read specs and translate them into test designs and test automation 
  • Perform code reviews and develop processes for improving code quality 


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • 5+ years of high volume experience with Scala, Spark, the Spark Engine, and the Spark Dataset API 
  • 2+ years of experience with Agile methodology 
  • 2+ years of experience performing data pipeline and data validation 
  • Must have lived in the US for 3 years of the last 5 years
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance
  • Candidate must reside in the US, be authorized to work in the US, and work must be performed in the US


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • MS and 3+ years of technical experience 
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry with PHI/PII 
  • Federal Government contracting work experience 
  • Expertise working as part of a dynamic, interactive Agile team 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 


Job Location: This position requires that the job be performed in the United States.  If you accept this position, you should note that ICF does monitor employee work locations and blocks access from foreign locations/foreign IP addresses, and also prohibits personal VPN connections.

Working at ICF

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Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$84,533.00 - $143,706.00

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Equal opportunity employer Inclusive workplace Reasonable accommodations


Access Agile Agile Methodology Analytics Automation AWS Communication Data processing Design DevOps EMR Government Government contracting Integration IT Policy Scala Spark Verbal communication

  • Communication
  • Integration
  • Perform code reviews
  • Reporting
  • Translate specs into test designs
  • Work on CI, CD, and IaC
  • Write unit and integration tests

5+ years


Bachelor's degree Education Government IT MS Policy


Public Trust clearance


Able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance Authorized to work in the US Candidate must reside in the US Candidate must reside in the US, be authorized to work in the US, and work must be performed in the US Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance Must have lived in the US for 3 years of the last 5 years Must reside in the US Work must be performed in the US


America/Anchorage America/Chicago America/Denver America/Los_Angeles America/New_York Pacific/Honolulu UTC-10 UTC-5 UTC-6 UTC-7 UTC-8 UTC-9