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Job #: R-00035764
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Software Development
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Description

Job Description:

The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation of Leidos is seeking a senior level NLP engineer in Bethesda, MD to lead the engineering, analysis, and development of a core natural-language-processing (NLP) engine of a new system to perform indexing scientific documents against a custom Thesaurus, to be integrated into an enterprise grants system.

Qualified candidates should possess a strong track record of success in developing state-of-the-art NLP solutions and must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, results-driven individuals who can learn quickly and work well within a fast-paced environment and who have good interpersonal as well as time-management skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the conceptualization, design, development, and testing of an NLP engine for the indexing of scientific text documents.
  • Incorporate a custom Thesaurus into the indexing engine.
  • Work closely with enterprise architects and software engineers to integrate and test the indexing engine into an existing enterprise system.
  • Conduct extensive assurance testing of the indexing engine against well defined performance metrics.
  • Decompose high-level scientific, business and user requirements into functional requirements.
  • Work closely with project leadership and government business owner(s) to plan, develop, and deliver system modernization, enhancement, and operations and maintenance capabilities.

Experience Guidelines

Education:

Master’s degree or doctoral degree in a discipline of science, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or linguistics.

  • Required experience (at least 10 years of relevant experience, to include):
    • Mastery of all aspects of NLP: tokenization, stemming, stop-word filtering, acronym and abbreviation expansion, normalization, part-of-speech tagging, and named-entity recognition.
    • Deep understanding of controlled vocabularies, scientific thesauri, and ontologies.
    • Understanding of best practices for development in multiple programming languages.
    • SQL design skills and experience with relational database products.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership.
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills including the ability to create and deliver clear reports and presentations.

Requires ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance.

Desired experience:

  • Knowledge in categorization of biomedical science text (grant proposals, publications etc.) using a custom Thesaurus.
  • Experience in coordination expansion.
  • End-to-end development experience in an Agile environment.
  • Skill in data science, machine learning, and predictive analytics.
  • Experience working in a Unix or Linux environment.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Software Development

Leidos

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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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