About the Job

Impact Research is looking for a talented data engineer to join our growing company. In this role, you will be responsible for the data collection pipeline, including collecting, storing, and transforming data in collaboration with our data science team. You will choose, implement, and maintain solutions for the data, and troubleshoot the problems that come with scale, speed, and adapting to changes in the data pipeline.


About the Company

Impact Research is a small business located in Columbia, Maryland that specializes in transportation data analysis. We are a highly motivated company working on impactful projects in the auto safety and railroad safety industry.


  • Selecting and integrating any tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities
  • Implementing and maintaining Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) process 
  • Monitoring ETL and data performance and any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Defining and enforcing data retention policies

Basic Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working with relational databases such as PostgreSQL or MySQL
  • Minimum 4 years of experience working in Linux/Unix environment, including Bash scripting
  • Minimum 4 years of experience programming in languages such as Java, Python or TypeScript

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles
  • Experience working with ETL techniques and frameworks such as Apache Flume, Airflow, Sqoop, Twister or Nifi
  • Ability to troubleshoot ETL technologies or database scripts
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with container systems such as Docker
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as DynamoDB, MongoDB or Cassandra
  • Experience working within the AWS eco-system such as Fargate, S3, and others

For more information, email or call: contact@impactresearchinc.com, Phone: (410) 988-4107

*COVID-19 vaccination required.