Human Language Technology Specialist - TS/SCI

  • Leidos,
  • Bethesda, MD
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Management, Metrics, Programming, Project, Project Management
Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description:


The National Solutions Operation is currently soliciting experienced Human Language Technology (HLT) Specialists in various languages to support the HLT initiatives of a Department of Defense (DoD) customer in the National Capital Region (NCR). HLT specialists should have experience working with human language technologies, computer programming, translation memory, and terminology management. HLT specialists will support a program performing Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) operations, and are expected to leverage language, analytical, and programming skills.

The HLT specialists will support the use of HLT for triage and translation. They will help to identify and prioritize work to be performed on the program. Must currently possess TS/SCI. Candidate will be required to pass a polygraph and subject interview prior to starting on the project.


Leverage customer tools to generate reports and metrics

Review search results generated by tools to assess their accuracy and effectiveness

Work with various team members (e.g., systems engineers, triage specialists, and linguists) to identify products of potential value

Create translation memory projects and assist in their integration with Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools

Work with SDL Trados and other CAT tools

Provide training to other team members on the use of translation memory and CAT tools

Identify issues with the integration of technology

Create and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the use of HLT


Active TS/SCI clearance

Achieve a minimum score of 3 in respective foreign language and English for Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale

Three (3) years of experience working with human language technology and computer programming

Bachelor's degree or equivalent 8 years of professional experience.


Team player who is able to prioritize and effectively manage his/her own matrixed team and multiple competing priorities

Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner (email, spoken, & reports).

Ability to make sound decisions and handle stress, while meeting deadlines and performing in a high-paced environment.

Proficiency in standard computer systems and office programs, with additional experience in media examination tools.

Proficiency in the use of CAT tools

Ability to use or train to proficiency on customer specific software programs and tools.

Ability to collaborate, interact, and communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel

Preferred Qualifications:

Formal education in linguistics, computational linguistics, and/or computer programming, Master's degree

Experience with translation memory and translations management, certification preferred.

Advanced degree in computer programming, computational linguistics and/or linguistics

Familiarity with Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) processes and specialized tools

Trados certification for Project Management or Translation

Training or certification in Translation Memory and Terminology Management

Company Information

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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Dice Id : SCNCAPI2
Position Id : TR-658602

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