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Job #: R-00079077
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Language
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The National Solutions Operation is seeking an experienced Natural Language Processing (NLP) / Human Language Technology (HLT) Specialist to support the HLT initiatives of a Department of Defense customer in the National Capital Region. NLP Specialists will support a program performing Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) operations and are expected to leverage language, analytical, and programming skills.

Must currently possess TS/SCI. Candidate will be required to pass a polygraph and subject interview prior to starting on the project.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient in one or more programming languages such as Python, R, Java, and Scala and the knowledge to apply those apply skills to automate processes involving multilingual data
  • Experience working on large data sets and machine learning models
  • Intellectual curiosity: strong personal initiative to pursue learning opportunities and expand knowledge and skill sets
  • Knowledge of core and emerging NLP
  • Ability to adapt to new technologies and grasp concepts quickly
  • Proactive problem-solving skills, ability to work in teams and independently
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts to non-technical audiences in multiple formats

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Formal education in linguistics, computational linguistics, and/or computer programming
  • Experience working with ML/AI products and techniques pertaining to NLP, such as topic modelling, document classification, Named Entity Recognition, Machine Translation, etc.
  • Familiarity with machine learning libraries (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, or Scikit-learn) and NLP libraries (e.g. spaCy, HuggingFace).
  • Knowledge and understanding of pre-trained language models like BERT and GPT
  • Experience with extract, transform, and load processes including manipulating and cleaning diverse data types (i.e., parsing XML documents and/or working with JSON)
  • Knowledge of translation management processes, translation data formats (e.g., TMX, TBX) and conversion processes
  • Familiarity with Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools, workflows, and data formats

Pay Range:

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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