23224 Java & Elasticsearch Developer - NLP/Human Generated Text Analysis Developer

McLean, VA

Posted: 06/25/2018 Industry: Java Developer Job Number: 23224

Job Description

Category : Java Developer
Location/City : VA - McLean
Area Code : 678
Job Type : 1: Full Time
Country/Locale :
Id : 23224

Java & Elasticsearch Developer - NLP/Human Generated Text Analysis
Location: DC Metro, or Remote


Our client helps organizations find high-value signal hidden in the noisy world of human-generated text data.  They specialize in curating better data by identifying content that is hidden from standard search approaches or at risk for removal. Better data leads to better analysis, and better analysis leads to better decisions. Their technology is the result of a collaboration between a team of data scientists from Harvard and a former intelligence officer who understands the needs of experts conducting high stakes analysis.

You must be eligible for a security clearance, which means you must be a US citizen.



-Collaborate on our evolving core platform.
-Create prototypes with our subject matter experts (SMEs) and data scientists and iteratively transform them into a production application with your fellow engineers.
-Extract, transform, and load (ETL) text data in a variety of languages with the assistance of our SMEs.
-Write tests to ensure the functionality and reliability of the team's code.
-Implement APIs that stream data and analytics of interest to our users.



Core Competencies:
-Developing for the ELK stack.
-Problem solving.
-Communicating and collaborating in a diverse team to include non-engineers.
-Taking initiative.
-Conveying complex topics concisely and clearly.
-Ability and willingness to learn new things.
-Agile development.
-Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-moving environment, prioritize your work, and manage your own time.

Additional Skills:

-Developing for a cloud environment (AWS).
-Data wrangling.
-Text analytics.
-Relational databases (i.e. Postgres, MySQL).
-Security best practices.
-Dev-ops automation.
-System integration and architecture.
-Working with version control software (git).

We are not expecting you to have it all, but if you're ready and willing to learn, come be part of our client's team!


Compensation is competitive and includes full benefits. We are open to part-time and/or flexible work arrangements. You must be eligible for a security clearance, which means you must be a US citizen. This is a great opportunity to collaborate on a team with diverse data and social science experience, and work on challenging technical problems in the national security space with dual applications in the commercial sector.


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