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Data Scientist (Machine Learning, NLP, Text Analytics)

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Job Number:
642547_Bethesda
Job Category:
Information Technology - Software
Location:
BETHESDA, MD US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
Yes, 10% of the time
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
None
Description:
Set your sights high! The Advanced Solutions Group (ASG) at Leidos has a career opportunity for a Data Scientist specializing in text analytics located in Herndon, VA, Arlington, VA, or Bethesda, MD. The job of the Data Scientist is to perform in a demanding, high-energy position requiring flexibility and innovative technical solutions to the challenges of processing, interpreting and analyzing unstructured text documents. We are seeking individuals knowledgeable in state of the art research in machine learning as applied to NLP as well as experience applying text analytics in an operational environment.  The Data Scientist will design and apply approaches to natural language understanding such as conference resolution, event extraction, and relation extraction, to the problem of reasoning over large quantities of imprecise unstructured text. Individuals will be part of a small but dedicated team to provide new technology for approaches and methods for advanced analytics. Research applications developed will to be used for DoD applications. The program is an exciting rapid development effort employing agile engineering processes and fielding evolving prototypes to end users in the field. 

Roles and Responsibilities: 
- Independently design and undertake new applications of Machine Learning for NLP research as well as partner in a team environment across organizations. 
- Prototype and integrate new approaches to improve event extraction from unstructured text for the purpose of knowledge base population. 
- Perform metrics-based evaluations of new technologies from research organizations to determine potential contributions. 
- Design and implement secure, scalable, and fault-tolerant solutions across a distributed architecture, with the objective of researching and developing text analytics applicable across multiple domains. 

Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- BS in Computer Science or a related discipline and 2+ years of related experience. 
- At least 6 months of specialized experience using machine-learning, text-mining or natural language processing techniques. 
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art methods coupled with the creativity and intelligence to advance beyond them. 
 -Technical task leadership abilities 
- Must have a TS/SCI security clearance. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
- Advanced degree in NLP or a related discipline, such as computational linguistics, machine learning, or artificial intelligence. 
- Experience implementing NLP techniques with social media and applying other non-traditional open sources to real-world mission solutions.
- Experience in the following areas: computational manipulation and analysis of natural language documents using statistical models, and experimenting with large corpora for developing and testing advanced algorithms.

ASG/SPO
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ArlingtonASG

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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