Software Engineer

Tampa, FL

Our tradition of delivering innovative, technical solutions dates back to 1995, however, you may know us better by one of our legacy company names: Trident Technologies, Smartronix, Datastrong or C2S Consulting Group. With the support of OceanSound Partners, our private equity investment sponsor, we began operating as one business starting in 2019 and became SMX in 2021. We operate in close proximity to our clients around the globe and have core locations in Alabama, California, DC Metro, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, and Massachusetts.


Today, as SMX, we are one team and together empower government and commercial enterprises to become more effective, innovative, and resilient, no matter what challenges they face.


The SMX Global Open-Source Threat Network Disruption Cell (“GOST Cell”) utilizes publicly available information (PAI), non-traditional intelligence gathering and exploitation methods to provide our customers with insight to counter counterdrug (CD) and counter trans-national organized crime (CTOC). The GOST Cell utilizes commercial subscriptions, social media, financial transactions, and open-sourced geospatial data to identify, disrupt, and interdict trans-national threat networks responsible for illicit drug trafficking, illicit financial flows, and the illicit trafficking of people, wildlife, natural resources, and weapons. The team has an opportunity for a Software Engineer.


Hybrid remote/office position – must be in the Tampa, Florida metro area.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and enhance the data pipeline architecture
  • Assemble data sets to meet functional and non-functional business requirements
  • Work within an AWS environment and use technologies like S3, Redshift, Glue and Lake Formation, Sagemaker, and Athena.
  • Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, etc.
  • Work with business stakeholders to assist with data-related needs and issues
  • Create data tools for front-end analytics and data scientist team members that assist them in their responsibilities
  • Design and deliver ETL data integration workflow components
  • Advanced working SQL knowledge and experience with cloud computing and RDBMS platforms
  • Must also have experience as a systems administrator – understanding
  • Expertise building and optimizing data pipelines, architectures, and data sets
  • Experienced in agile methodologies
  • Expertise performing root cause analysis on internal and external data and processes to answer specific business questions and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Strong business and analytical skills including direct interaction with business end users for requirements analysis
  • Hands-on experience with implementation and support of commercial data integration software (Informatica, IBM DataStage, Talend, Microsoft SSIS, etc.)
  • Expertise with AWS cloud services: EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift
  • Expertise in Python, message queuing, or stream processing
  • Hands-on experience with implementation and support of commercial data integration software (Informatica, IBM DataStage, Talend, Microsoft SSIS, etc.)


Required Skills

  • Clearance may be required for full-time employment; candidates must have the ability to obtain Secret clearance (position may require U.S. citizenship for work under DoD contracts)
  • Basic knowledge of Azure or GCP services
  • A good understanding of foundational AWS components (e.g. VPN, Direct Connect, IAM, CloudWatch, ""cross account"" capabilities)
  • Ability to write Terraform and/or AWS CloudFormation templates, or other automation frameworks
  • Experience in creating REST API documentation using Swagger and YAML or similar tools
  • Experience in using version control tools, git, such as GitHub or Bitbucket
  • Experience with Linux scripting (BASH, CSH, KSH), Javascript, Python, PostgreSQL, Spark, and PowerShell


Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Engineering, Business Analytics disciplines, or related area
  • 3+ years of experience with ETL and data integration, data quality analysis, statistical analysis, cloud computing, and/or modeling


Vaccination within 60-days of hire, or an approved accommodation, is a requirement of the position per Executive Order 14042 (unless precluded by State law). If a candidate is not vaccinated, they may request an accommodation once offered the position, and the accommodation must be granted prior to the employee starting in the position. Candidate will have 60 days to get vaccinated.


SMX is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, race, color, age, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation. SMX is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

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