Lead / Principal Data Scientist, Content Semantics

The MITRE Corporation
Mclean, VA
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. The Architecture Analytics Department has a new opportunity for a motivated, creative Data Engineer with documented success applying cutting edge tools and techniques to challenging problems facing the US government. This position offers the opportunity to interact directly with government leaders in a fast-paced and dynamic atmosphere with the ability to make a difference and impact outcomes with solid analysis.Warning: if you want a finite list of job responsibilities - this is not the option for you! As a member of our Architecture Analytics Department you will work on multiple projects, cross-pollinate good ideas across the government and continuously learn. We are truly an interdisciplinary department that thrives on having a large toolbox to support data- and model-driven decision making. We value people who can bring diverse perspectives.Our department works to solve problems in the public interest, in partnership with the government. We also actively conduct independent research in areas of interest to our government partners. Once established with a proven track record of quality delivery and consistent performance, members of our department have latitude to select projects** Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining & maintaining a US government clearance.**Responsibilities will include:* Design, develop, and implement semantic data annotation, integration, and search technologies in the context of interagency, multi-domain, multi-fabric Data Harmonization and multi- cloud compute environment.* Work with a spectrum of government sponsors to gain understanding of their challenges, evaluate possible solutions and conduct insightful, actionable analyses.* Support the development and application of a variety of analytical models to sponsor challenges, with a willingness to adapt and learn.* Present results in an intuitive, actionable manner that can be understood by all sponsor audiences, regardless of technical expertise. * Lead the creation and maintaining of a repository of software code and scripts (eg Java and Python), for rapidly extracting, transforming, and loading a variety of structured and unstructured data source* Examine and assess commercial-off-the-shelf, government-off-the-shelf, and open-source software for their viability to extract objects (eg entities, events, documents, and relationships) from structured and unstructured data and multimedia (eg exif)* Examine and assess commercial-off-the-shelf, government-off-the-shelf, and open-source software for their viability to transform entities, and the apply general data cleansing, transformation, an augmentation methods.* Mentor junior staff** This position can be located in McLean VA or Fort Meade MD ** Required qualifications: * Bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics* Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining & maintaining a US government clearance.* 8 + documented success employing Content Semantics (controlled vocabularies, ontology, taxonomy, metadata, schemas etc.).* Familiarity with content Structure (content modeling, markup, schema, DITA, XML)* Knowledge and application of the content semantics and structure principles.* Hands in experience with Web Ontology Language (OWL), RDF and SPARQL and related technologies. * Build, design, develop an understanding of the application of semantics principals at abstract, architecture, and in some case at the very tactical applied levels within enterprise knowledge and customer experience delivery environments.* Construct/Re-construct data provided in XML, delimited text, email (eg eml, mbox, pst), and a variety of database systems (SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL)* Apply semantic data modeling techniques to classify, aggregate, and generalize data stored in hierarchical, network, or relational database management systems to define the meaning of data within the context of its interrelationships with other data* Design physical database management systems to represent semantic data models, including relational and object-relational Databases (eg NoSQL, SQL Server, MySQL), Key value stores, Inverted Indexes (Lucene, Elastic Search), and distributed file systems * Experience formally evaluating and assessing commercial-off-the-shelf, government-off-the-shelf, and open-source software for their viability and adaptability. 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