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Job #: TR-662554
Location: CHANTILLY, VA
Category: Database Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Yes
Group: Defense & Intel

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Mission Support Operation is currently soliciting experienced Collection Technology Specialists to be part of a Data Exploitation Technology Team for a language services contract supporting an Intelligence Community customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). Collection Technology Specialists will use technical tools to collect Internet information from publically accessible websites, format the data, and send the results to ingest points. The data collection occurs in a variety of foreign languages. Languages Supported: Any and all languages of Africa; East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; South Asia. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Job Description:
The web collection specialists configure, test, and monitor webscraping tools and the workflows that ingest the data. Though not required for all positions, specialists with language proficiency independently confirm that vernacular data is collected and formatted correctly, otherwise, may be required to work closely with a translator to satisfy specific web collection requests. The successful candidate will perform a variety of data collection tasks, including crawling selected web sources to determine structure, metadata, and data discovery; formatting data to be compatible with downstream systems; performing API pulls, posting the resulting data to cloud-based systems. Some positions may be required to possess intermediate foreign language skills (IRL level 3/3+).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • US citizen
  • 2 year technical degree or 3 years of experience related to web technologies or technology-based data collection
  • Have in-depth understanding of webscraping and data transfers via APIs and be able to work with technology-based data collection in a variety of formats, such as HTML, JSON, XML, REST.
  • Familiarity with processing foreign language text with Unicode standards
  • Understand how to code scripts or software routines to perform and control reliable web collection
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team
  • Self-starter with curious mindset and desire to solve problems and learn new skills
  • Strong organizational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative
  • Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats for a variety of audiences
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Taken training or coursework in digital curation, metadata, digital libraries, electronic records management, big data analytics for the Web and text, ontologies, data semantics, information visualization, digital publishing standards and systems, and data management for big data
  • Experience with Human Language Technology (HLT) such as computer assisted translation (CAT) tools, post-edited machine translation, and adaptive machine translation tools.
  • Intermediate foreign language skills (IRL level 3/3+)


External Referral Bonus:
Yes

Potential for Telework:
Yes

Clearance Level Required:
None

Travel:
No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:
40

Shift:
Day

Requisition Category:
Professional

Job Family:
Database Management

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Defense & Intel
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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