Next Tier Concepts, Inc.

  • Big Data Applications Developer

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  • Overview

    We’re NT Concepts, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions for the intelligence and national security communities, and we’re excited about a variety of new opportunities to serve our government customers!  Our engineers, software designers and hardware masters leverage the latest in artificial intelligence, machine learning, geospatial information systems, software development, IT services, and business support services.  We are growing and on the lookout for a senior-level Big Data Applications Developer in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.


    NT Concepts is seeking an experienced big data applications developer to create, leverage, and apply data science approaches so successfully implement information management solutions.  The duties for this position include:


    • Identify and implement methods for duplicate detection, document categorization, entity and information extraction using natural language processing and machine learning.
    • Assist with the design and implementation of visualizations and reports for business intelligence metrics.
    • Understand and implement methodologies that are consistent with standard techniques in the data science field.
    • Propose, implement, and evaluate content analytic strategies for characterizing and categorizing large data sets of unstructured files and messages using COTS/GOTS/Open Source tools.
    • Develop custom software as required by Sponsor to characterize and categorize large datasets of unstructured files and messages.
    • Oversee construction of annotated data sets for training and evaluation of prototype tools.
    • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in discussions with analytic tool developers and enterprise IT management.
    • Partner with information management SMEs to define and refine framework, strategies, and actions for collecting and analyzing unstructured file metadata and content stored in Sponsor's     automated systems (e.g. email repositories, databases, shared drives).
    • Implement collection and analysis actions, such as ingesting, indexing, normalizing, and structuring file content and metadata in preparation for analysis using tools in the big data environment (GOTS, COTS, and open source tools including but not limited to Hadoop, Hive, Tableau, Spark, Visual Studio, and other emerging technologies).
    • Partner with information management SMEs to determine baseline, analyze patterns and characteristics in file content and metadata, and construct visualizations to share lessons learned.
    • Lead and/or contribute to discussions with Sponsor and Sponsor partners on collection and analysis framework, strategies, processes, and methodologies.
    • Build relationships with stakeholders to negotiate access, security, and storage needs for the unstructured file objects and the features created during the collection and analysis process.
    • Provide recommendations and training to Sponsor and Sponsor partners on techniques and tools in the big data environment.
    • Write MapReduce jobs, Hive queries; Python, Java, Scala, R, and Scala programs as appropriate to perform various tasks related to machine learning and data science activities including data cleanup, data transformation, data mashing and algorithm parallelization.
    • Implement algorithms from various sources (academia, federal labs or other Government Agencies) into parallelized MapReduce.
    • Analyze and correlate large amounts of data.
    • Run machine learning workflows from various platforms (such as Apache NIFI and Jupyter Notebook) on large amounts of data.
    • Administer, configure, and optimize a distributed cluster ecosystem such as Hadoop or Spark.
    • Write and deploy web-based applications using HTML, JavaScript, Java, graph, and similar technologies that expose data and allow end users to view and interact with it.


    Mandatory skills with specific demonstrated experience in:

    • Integrating and analyzing large data sets using big-data technologies, such as GOTS, COTS, Tableau, Visual Studio, Hadoop, and Hbase.
    • With XML, JSON, or other Customer standards for data transfer and metadata management.
    • With Hadoop and Spark.
    • With Java, Python, Bash scripting
    • Proposing, implementing and evaluating content analytic strategies for characterizing and categorizing large data sets.
    • Designing and implementing metadata measurement and trend extraction on large data sets
    • Communcating technical concepts to a non-technical audience.


    Highly Desired Skills:

    • Familiarity with Scala and or R
    • Experience with AWS
    • Familiarity with Linux/Windows
    • Systems administration for AWS, Hadoop, Spark, databases such as Oracle and MySql
    • Familiarity with Scikit-Learn, Gensim, NLTK, Spacy and the applications of these tools to Natural Language Processing
    • Familiarity with Theano, Tensorflow, Torch, Keras, Mxnet, Deeplearning4j and the application of these tools to Natural Language Processing
    • Familiarity with classification and clustering algorithms such as LightGBM, Xgboost, Random Forest, Support Vector Machine, K-means and t-SNE


    Founded in 1998, NT Concepts is a woman-owned technology solutions company focused on data analytics, software engineering, investigative services, and geospatial information systems. We provide a broad range of Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Community customers with solutions for enterprise, cloud-based, and mobile environments.


    NT Concepts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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 this search.

    NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.   If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail 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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