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Data Engineer

Reston, VA


We seek an experienced Data Engineer with the skills, energy and business acumen to excel on our aviation Data Engineering Team. Our team performs data acquisition and ingestion, processing, and data delivery across a variety of products.


Your contribution will be critical in many areas such as cleansing, consolidating, and normalizing industry data, and then synthesizing valuable data sets to be served directly to clients or loaded into a data warehouse that supports our online analytics tools. You will support industry-leading Cirium products and help develop the next generation of Cirium Business Intelligence tools for the aviation industry.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining, improving, and executing existing scripts written in SAS, SQL, and Python. Most of the codebase is currently in SAS but the future will contain more Java, and possibly Python or R.
  • Designing new scripts using the above tools to ingest, cleanse, consolidate, analyze, and summarize the incoming data. You will also be implementing and tuning algorithms and business rules, quality-checking the data results, and working iteratively with evolving requirements.
  • Meeting delivery deadlines for new products, features, and enhancements.
  • Implementing and delivering large historical data solutions to new and existing customers.
  • Coding new applications for ad hoc reporting and for data research inquiries.
  • Investigating issues with data quality and responding to stakeholders’ technical questions.
  • Identifying opportunities to complement, enhance and/or optimize our data processing environment with new tools and techniques.
  • Provide on-call support on rotation basis, occasionally during afterhours and weekends.
  • 3+ years of experience with SAS programming in a business environment, particularly with data modeling, or in a “big data” context.
  • 1 year of Java experience
  • Well qualified with SQL.
  • BS or MS in any quantitative field (computer science, systems engineering, mathematics, economics, statistics, etc.) or equivalent work experience.
Key Skills Required:
  • Solid experience with SAS data processing, macro programming and running SQL queries within SAS (PROC SQL and SQL pass-through to Vertica.)
  • Our planned Data Lake will make use of new tools including AWS Glue, AWS Athena, Spark, etc. Knowledge of these tools or the interest and desire to learn them.
  • Familiarity with Linux, GIT and AWS Console.
  • Able to implement complex algorithms which transform, cleanse, impute, and mash up data.
  • Passion for data processing, data modeling, data mining and tackling complex operations.
  • Professional experience working in an Agile environment.
  • Professional experience working with a source code version control system.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • English fluency, both spoken and written. Able to discuss complex technical subjects with clarity and precision.
Optional Skills Preferred:
  • Knowledge of advanced SAS programming techniques and efficiencies.
  • Familiar with Linux command line and shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of passenger aviation data (ticket data, DOT data, schedules), QSI scoring models.
  • Knowledge of airline terminology and airline business metrics.
  • Experience with Kanban.
  • Knowledge of GIT source control, particularly from the Linux command line.
  • Knowledge of R and / or Python for data processing and machine learning.
Please note:  This is a regular, full-time position which requires working out of our office located in downtown Reston, VA.

About Cirium

Cirium provides data services and end-to-end data solutions to customers serving the global travel industry. The company has established a leadership position as a provider of real-time global flight information, serving airlines and airports, travel agencies, developers, consumers, and more. The company is leveraging the platform and domain knowledge it has developed to expand into new data sets and new products that deliver value to the company’s core markets. We work in an interesting field, we have demonstrated success in what we do, and we are well positioned for future growth.   

Our Environment: We hire the best talent in the travel and technology industries. To support our talented team, we offer an extraordinary work environment that places trust and respect at the forefront of our company values. These values enable our employees to do their best work by creating an open, supportive environment that promotes creativity. We think it's a great place to do great work, and if you like the sound of this as well, we encourage you to consider this opening.


Cirium is a branded division of Reed Business Information (RBI). RBI provides information, analytics and data to business professionals worldwide. Our strong global products and services hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.


RBI is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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