Natural Language Processing Subject Matter Expert

Location: Remote, Remote
Date Posted: 05-03-2018
EDC is actively seeking a strong NLP Subject Matter Expert who is able assist clients in the selection, implementation and support of the integrated solution that includes Advanced Analytics, Natural Language Processing and / or other Cognitive Computing technology components. Requires a combination of consulting skills and integration experience with Analytics and Cognitive components to pull together holistic business solution for the client. Applies Watson solutions and offering for successful client transformation. Has a good knowledge of Watson technology stack, and in-depth knowledge of Watson solutions. Must have the appropriate mix of functional and technical expertise for successful application to package solution to business problem. The nature of the work will include elements of integration, enterprise consulting, compliance and quality assurance, inspection, research design, and statistical and evaluation skills.

Required Skills and Abilities:  
  • (a) High Proficiency in Object-oriented programming skills to include, at minimum, Python (3+ Years)
  • (b) Proficiency in code automation, performance testing, and optimization in Python, spanning unit and integration testing
  • c) 2-3 years of experience with Machine Learning and Text Analytics to include: feature extraction, statistical approaches, clustering techniques, classification techniques, neural networks and model testing and performance
  •  Experience with OSS NLP tools such as: NLTK, OpenNLP, sPacy, Textblob, gensim etc.
    (d) Experience with Watson Developer Cloud, with an emphasis on Natural Language Understanding and Natural Language Classifier
  • (e) 2-3 years of experience in text parsing and unstructured data engineering techniques, including regular expressions
  • (f) 2-3 years of experience in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques including text similarity, classification, topic modelling, POS tagging, entity extraction, and word embedding
  • (g) Experience with database technologies including MongoDB and MySQ
  • (h) Experience using GitHub for version control and source code management
  • (i) Working knowledge of IBM Cloud services, with an emphasis on IBM Bluemix.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:   
Experience with application deployment using IBM Bluemix 
Provide primary job duties: Be specific in one line bullets for the top 6 job duties required in the position in order of importance with the percentage of time required to do that duty in the job.  The percentages must add to 100%.

Job Duties Breakdown:
Code Automation, Performance Testing, and Deployment – 50%
Natural Language Processing (text parsing and modeling) – 20%
Machine Learning (feature extraction, statistical approaches, classification techniques, and model testing and performance) – 10%
Integration of Watson Developer Cloud APIs – 10%
Database and User Interface Integration – 5%
Presenting Technical Information – 5%

Travel Requirement: N/A

Location: Remote

Security Clearance Requirement:  Candidates must have a minimum Public Trust clearance to be considered for this position. 

About EDC Consulting 

Headquartered in Tyson's Corner, VA, EDC Consulting LLC (EDC) is a leading small business provider of enterprise solutions and strategic business support to the Federal Government.  With more than 150 employees and over 100 client engagements, EDC has extensive experience designing, developing, implementing and maintaining complex business systems and software solutions for a wide range of Department of Defense, civilian Federal, state and local and commercial entities.  EDC is an Oracle Platinum Partner, SAP PartnerEdge Partner, and Premier Business Partner of the IBM Corporation. EDC Consulting was recognized in Washington Technology Magazine’s “Fast 50” list of Washington DC’s fastest growing companies and has consistently been named to Inc. 500 magazine’s list of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. 
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