Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, NLP, Security, Civil, Networks, Computer, Java, Python
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.


The Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Department seeks a creative and enthusiastic NLP Data Scientist to join a diverse team of engineers, data scientists, and programmers with a passion for machine and deep learning, data analytics, natural language processing, statistical analysis, and computer vision. We are a growing, innovative, and collaborative department that makes meaningful contributions to National Security Space (AF, NRO, etc.), and Civil and Commercial customers (NASA, NOAA MDA, DHS, etc.).

The ideal candidate has deep expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and in addition to experience with one or more of the following disciplines: Artificial inIntelligence, Applied or Theoretical Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Classification SystemsMethods, Clustering, and Statistics. They are also team-oriented, take initiative, focused on developing cutting-edge technologies and frameworks, and are comfortable balancing multiple a variety of projects spanning internally funded research and development to direct customer support for mission-critical space systems.

Key Functions
  • Interact cross-functionally with a wide variety of people and teams. Work closely with engineers and subject matter experts to identify opportunities and implement improvements to tools using natural language processing and machine learning techniques
  • Contribute to the Natural Language Processing and Space-based applications research community through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences
  • Be a champion of AI and Machine/Deep Learning by fostering relationships and collaborative opportunities throughout the corporation and external peer organizations in the interest of National Security Space
  • Solve difficult and non-routine natural language processing problems while prototyping and building machine learning tools and pipelines
  • Build and lead high-functioning teams of data scientists, machine learning engineers and software developers

This position can be filled as a Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing OR a Sr. Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing.


Required for Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing
  • Master's degree or higher in Computational or Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field and strong knowledge of machine learning
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.
  • Typically, five or more years of relevant experience in industry and/or academia
  • Fluency in at least one programing language (C++, Java, or similar) and one scripting language (Python, Julia, R, or similar)
  • Familiarity with a broad set of supervised and unsupervised ML-based solutions to natural language processing problems
  • Strong analytical, creative problem-solving skills, and experience with fast prototyping of a minimum viable product
  • Experience effectively working with and/or leading data science or software teams
  • Delivered at least one talk or presentation at a well-regarded academic conference in a field relating to natural language processing

Required for Sr. Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing
  • All of the above requirements for Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing
  • Typically, eight or more years of relevant experience in industry and/or academia

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D in in Computational or Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field and strong knowledge of machine learning
  • Produced at least one publication in a field relating to natural language processing accepted to a peer-reviewed journal
  • Active TS/SCI security clearance
  • Strong programming skills utilizing Scikit-learn, spaCy, genism, NLTK, Keras and/or Tensorflow libraries
  • Experience with statistical modeling tools (R, Python/scipy, etc..)
  • Experience with traditional natural language processing techniques like text preprocessing (tokenization, lemmatization, n-grams, etc.), keyword extraction (TF-IDF, RAKE, etc.), sentiment analysis, topic modeling, text summarization, and named entity recognition for information extraction
  • Experience with state-of-the-art deep learning models for natural language processing such as distributed representation models (Word2Vec, Glove), BERT, and RNN or LSTM-based model architectures
  • Experience processing large data sets/corpuses on a cluster or using GPUs
  • Experience implementing information and feature extraction approaches
  • Experience building and optimizing text classification models
  • Experience implementing real-time natural language processing and other machine learning algorithms
  • Participation in extracurricular activities related to data science (e.g. Kaggle competitions)

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R001192
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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