Data and Technology Specialist

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.


Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Data and Technology Specialist. The ideal candidate will be a key member of the group, supporting both internal and external information systems along with technology and innovation projects and solutions. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the full lifecycle for a range of projects including, but not limited to, support for data architecture, databases, data analytics, business process analysis, design and evaluation of commercial and custom applications, and evaluation of new technologies relevant to FFP requirements.

The Specialist will monitor project risks and ensure compliance with all Agency and USG guidelines, policies, and procedures related to system operations, privacy, and data protection. This includes assisting in completing, submitting and tracking USAID’s Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) submissions and engaging with CIO and CPO program staff to ensure completion of required processes and compliance with CIO and CPO requirements. The specialist will also stay current with broader USAID, USG and industry information management solutions and strategies and evaluate opportunities to leverage corporate solutions and resources.



Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of relevant experience; or
Less than BS/BA with 5 years of relevant experience
MS/MA/MB with 3 years of relevant experience
JD/ABD with 2.5 years of relevant experience
Required Skills:

Experience working closely with customers to understand requirements and identify and management solutions.
Professional or academic experience managing complex projects including functional and technical requirements development, technical design, software development and testing, and user support.

Knowledge of, coursework or experience in technology and innovation.
Knowledge of, coursework or experience in data management, analytics or visualization.
Knowledge of, coursework or experience with technology and innovation, such as Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, etc.
Knowledge of, coursework or experience on private sector engagement.
Experience and knowledge of existing USG, USAID and/or FFP structures and processes.
Additional education/training in technology and innovation – including both academic and work related courses.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored clearance.

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