Job Description

Job Title: Developer Ops Software/Data Engineer
Job ID: 4886
Location: Santa Monica
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Developer Operations Software/Data Engineer, Information Services

Overview of RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, RAND has close to 1,800 people from approximately 50 countries working in offices in North America, Europe, and Australia, with annual revenues of more than $308 million.

RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.  Our research is sponsored by government agencies, charitable trusts, and community nonprofits. In addition, we rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; shape emerging policy debates; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Position Description

The cloud data engineer will be an integral member of the cloud service delivery and emerging technology team.  The engineer will support research projects in the adoption and execution of scalable analytics using RAND’s suite of cloud services.   Beyond this, the role will also look to facilitate RAND’s traditional IT services transition from infrastructure to relational databases to platforms into using cloud services. 

The position will work closely with research programmers, principle investigators and others in the execution of research projects to both educate and train them on the use of cloud services and cloud automation.   The engineer will provide automation solutions to streamline the research project efforts through a combination of orchestration tools, pipeline resources and packaging systems.   Critical to this role is the cost and time optimization of the use of cloud services, securing the services to the needs of the information being processed, and continuously assess the maturity of services as they relate to research project needs.


Essentials Skills

Required Experience

Education Requirements

Bachelor's degree - equivalent experience in-lieu of degree is acceptable.



Security Clearance

U.S. Citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.


Santa Monica

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