Next Tier Concepts, Inc.

Senior Data Scientist/Neural Network Analyst-TS/SCI

US-CA-Mountainview | US-VA-Vienna
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We’re NT Concepts, a leading provider of business and technology solutions for the intelligence and national security communities, and we’re pretty excited about our new artificial intelligence learning project!  Our team of engineers, software designers and hardware masters will be leveraging Tensor Flow to recognize and track objects in large-scale, full-motion video.  We’re on the lookout for a Senior Data Scientist / Neural Network Analyst to join our bi-coastal team working in Vienna, VA and Mountainview, CA, to fill a critical intelligence need.

Is this job for you?

You’re a senior machine learning / artificial intelligence engineer with an eye for innovation and you’re looking to join a growing team that is leading the way in machine learning in an open, positive and rewarding work environment.


Your skill sets include:

  • Working knowledge of cloud computing including virtualization, hosted services, multi-tenant cloud infrastructures, storage systems and content delivery networks.
  • Strong customer-facing communication and careful listening skills. Proven success in and genuine enthusiasm for working directly with customer technical teams.
  • End to end hands-on ownership of machine learning systems deployable across various projects in SVL – including data pipelines, model generation, training and inference engines.
  • Quick Proof of Concept (POC) project ownership around projects that need Deep Learning, Collaborative Filtering, Clustering/Unsupervised learning, mixed with traditional approaches. POCs should result in rich and deep learning experience for the organization, so that they can be applied to real world projects that are also delivered here.
  • Algorithm development, Model enhancements, around some key research areas (innovation areas). This requires constant paper reading, and staying ahead of the game by knowing what is and will be state of the art in this exciting field.
  • The ability to work collaboratively across organization barriers to achieve a goal.
  • Some amount of familiarity with system bring up, application development, and new hardware architecture is essential as we will be working across a range of hardwares, GPUs etc. as part of early prototyping.
  • Delivery of a previous AI based project with success and failure stories from a real customers, with a good sense of lessons learnt and a clear interest and passion in trying out what was learnt into new projects.


Your qualifications must include:

  • MS with 6+ years /PhD with 3+ yrs in Computer Science field or BS with 8+ years of applied machine learning experience.
  • Strong background in one or more of : Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Recommendation Systems, Pattern Recognition, Large Scale Data Mining or Artificial Intelligence.
  • Strong Experience using one of TensorFlow, MXNet, Theano, Caffe and other open source frameworks. Solid understanding of underlying concepts of Tensor Flow (as an example) to understand/enhance the inner workings of an AI framework of choice
  • Hands on coding with C/C++, Python, Lua, Matlab or any proficient AI language of choice
  • A mathematical, statistical and probability inclination and deep understanding of some AI concepts
  • Active TS/SCI clearance.


NT Concepts is a company of talented, dedicated people committed to helping our customers achieve critical missions that are of the utmost importance to our nation and to our world.  We fuse business process with technical expertise to deliver data-driven enterprise solutions that solve our clients’ most unique challenges.  Founded in 1998 and headquartered in the Washington DC Metro area, NT Concepts is a privately held mid-tier company with customers spanning the Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities.

NT Concepts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

All resumes are held in confidence. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract.  No faxes please.  Only candidates whose profiles closely match requirements will be contacted during the search.

NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any or part of the employment process, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.


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