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Computational Linguistics Research Specialist/NLP - Secret

Company: Xcelerate Solutions
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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Computational Linguistics Research Specialist/NLP - Secret
Xcelerate Solutions is seeking a Computational Linguistics Senior Research Scientist with a background in designing Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Human Language Technology (HLT) approaches that integrate, adapt, and extend novel capabilities to address the customer's research challenges in competitive contract and internal research and development (R&D) programs (basic and applied). Candidates with a deep technical background in computational linguistics, human language technology, machine translation, automated speech recognition, machine translation, linguistic data analysis, statistical programming, data science, are strongly encouraged to apply. Come join our award-winning organization and work with some of the most talented and brightest minds in the GovCon industry.Location:
Bethesda, MD Security Clearance:Secret Responsibilities:

Independently influence the development of approaches and solutions that address highly-complex research challenges as well as partner in a team environment across organizations.Independently design and undertake new applications of NLP research as well as partner in a team environment across organizations.Develop topics for novel and innovative R&D approaches to solving challenges in the area of NLP and work with potential sponsors (customers or internal champions) to secure funding for new research efforts based on those topics.Collect, curate, and analyze natural language corpora for a variety of NLP and text analytic tasks.Perform metrics-based evaluations of new technologies from research organizations to determine potential contributions.Lead teams of fellow researchers, data scientists, data engineers, and software engineers to execute complex R&D programs.Other duties as assigned; associated with and/or in support of your primary role or program mission.Minimum Requirements:
Advanced degree (PhD highly desired) in computational linguistics, computer science, data science, or a related discipline, such as statistics or applied mathematics. Demonstrable experience (both individually and leading/directing others in) adapting and extending open technologies in the context of novel approaches for NLP tasks. Tasks of interest include: computational linguistics, text analytics (to include data from multilingual sources), speech recognition, machine translation, formal grammar, lexical semantics/semantic parsing, coreference analysis, discourse analysis, argument mining, lexical entailment, natural language understanding, natural language generation, and multi-role dialogue understanding. With a Master's degree, at least thirteen (13) years of specialized experience innovating analytical techniques and performing analytical functions using machine-learning libraries or other approaches. With a PhD, at least ten (10) years of specialized experience is required. Experience in the following areas: text processing and construction of corpora in unfamiliar languages; processing of large text collections with standard NLP tools for parsing, entity extraction, POS tagging, topic discovery and classification (such as sentiment analysis), and natural language understanding; tuning hyper-parameters of existing NLP models for domain-specific data sets; computational manipulation and analysis of natural language documents using statistical models; experimenting with large corpora for developing and testing advanced NLP algorithms. Ability to program in Python, Perl, or other scripting language. Familiarity with common NLP and ML toolkits such as Stanford CoreNLP, OpenNLP, NLTK, scikit-learn, and Tensorflow. Knowledge of state-of-the-art methods coupled with the creativity and intelligence to advance beyond them. Track record of active learning and creative problem solving. Track record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. Experience leading technical projects to successful completion. An active DoD Secret Security clearance with the ability to upgrade to a TS/SCI w/ PolygraphPreferred Qualifications: (if applicable)
Previous experience as a technical lead, such as a principal investigator on a project Experience as a PI on projects for a competitive contract R&D customer, such as DARPA Familiarity with collaboration environments (e.g. Jupyter notebooks, PyCharm) Prior experience with many of the following models: Deep Learning (CNNs, RCNNs, LSTMs), GANs, Autoencoders, Reinforcement Learning, Siamese Networks, Logistic Regression, Linear Regression, Support Vector Machines, Hidden Markov Models, Conditional Random Fields, Latent Dirichlet AllocationAbout Xcelerate Solutions: Founded in 2009 and headquartered in McLean, VA, Xcelerate Solutions ( is one of America's fastest-growing companies. Xcelerate's culture is defined by our diversified workforce of dynamic and versatile professionals, supported with growth and development opportunities that contribute to individual and company growth. This strong commitment to our employees has been recognized by our inclusion on the Washington Business Journal's "50 Best Places to Work" list as well as being a "Great Place to Work" certified company with a 4.6 star, and a 99% CEO approval Glassdoor rating. Come find out why Xcelerate Solutions is one of the DC Metro top employers!Xcelerate Solutions is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or expression of another protected characteristic. As part of this commitment to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, Xcelerate provides reasonable accommodations if needed because of an applicant's or an employee's disability.Pay Transparency Notice: Xcelerate Solutions will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

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