Senior Software Engineer - Data Science SME

  • District of Columbia, DC
  • Posted 27 days ago | Updated 27 days ago


Depends on Experience
Full Time
No Travel Required


AWS SageMaker
Cloud-Native Development
AWS Technologies

Job Details



Smoothstack is recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer with a strong focus in Data Science and significant hands-on experience in Cloud Native development to drive the creation of next-generation, data-driven applications. This position is hybrid in the DMV area.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead Cloud Native development initiatives with a strong focus on data science. Design and prototype robust applications that integrate complex data processing methods and functions tailored to enhance the functionality and efficiency of the 2030 Decennial SoS.
  • Work collaboratively with application engineering, DevOps teams, and data scientists to ensure full integration and optimization of AI/ML models and Big Data processing. Provide technical leadership in data analysis, model verification, implementation reviews, and performance enhancement.
  • Take responsibility in maintaining a clean, efficient, version controlled code base. Ensure thorough documentation of development processes, release notes, and data sets for future reference and policy compliance.
  • Engage in brainstorming sessions and propose innovative solutions and approaches that take full advantage of AWS cloud-native services and technologies to meet the evolving needs of the US Census Bureau.

Qualified candidates will have the following education and experience to be considered:

  • Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field, complemented by at least 8 years of hands-on development experience, preferably in government-related projects or other high-stakes, public-facing environments.
  • Proven mastery in Cloud-Native development, with a strong focus on Python, C# and other similar development skills, AWS SageMaker, and a solid track record of developing, deploying, and managing sophisticated cloud-native solutions.
  • Proven capability in data engineering or data science, with practical experience using AWS SageMaker and other industry-standard data analytics tools.
  • ship is required with the ability to pass a Department of Commerce Public Trust investigation.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with US Census Bureau and AWS technologies highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent communication abilities, and a proven record of leading data-centric development projects from start to finish.