• AI Data Scientist/NLP Engineer

    Job Locations US-Washington DC | US-VA-McLean
    Client Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    What do you get when you bring together the brightest minds and place them into an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards based on impact, not tenure?


    You get one of the fastest growing consulting companies in the United States. While we may be a new name in consultancy, we were born from a storied one. Guidehouse was founded in 2018 as an evolution of PwC Public Sector with a mission to help our clients deliver on their mission; providing bold new strategies that catalyze transformative results across all ends of the enterprise. We embrace brilliance. We embrace independence. Join us.


    Build the future of Data Science as part of the Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is a unique team within Guidehouse, focusing on solving our client’s most important challenges using Data and Advanced Analytics, AI, and Automation. As one of the top Public Sector professional services firms, the CoE works on a huge variety of projects; from predictive analytics models to support our healthcare and financial services divisions, to open source analysis for federal agencies, and deep learning initiatives for advanced analysis. As part of Guidehouse’s Data Analytics team, you will work on high-impact and high-visibility projects, helping to shape not only Guidehouse’s current business, but its long term strategy.


    This role involves working in a complex, multi-functional, Agile team environment with other data scientists, engineers, and UI/UX developers to develop and productionize analytics solutions. This requires the use of sophisticated distributed systems, the development of high-availability APIs, and the application of statistical techniques. It also involves working with the customer / product owner to gather and validate modeling business rules and assumptions. Working with open source tools and platforms to build AI/ML models into production systems that provide real-time insights into data, decision-making, and case complexity. As part of your job, you will handle large amounts of training data, rapidly prototype new cloud architectures, perform testing and push solutions into production. Must have strong problem-solving abilities, be able to work both at high and low levels of detail, have excellent communication skills.


    Additionally design, implement and deploy scalable, distributed solutions to support real-time NLP data analytic platform using modern AI principles and techniques. We are seeking individuals with both an understanding of the state of the art in NLP research and operational experience, in order to apply approaches to natural language understanding such as coreference resolution, event extraction, and relation extraction, to the problem of reasoning over large quantities of imprecise unstructured text. Advanced degree in NLP or a related discipline, such as computational linguistics, machine learning, or artificial intelligence. Experience implementing NLP techniques with social media and applying other non-traditional open sources to real-world mission solutions. Experience in the following areas: computational manipulation and analysis of natural language documents using statistical models, and experimenting with large corpora for developing and testing advanced algorithms.



    Required Qualifications

    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of research and analysis
    • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • 1+ years of Natural Language Processing (NLP) experience
    • 1 + years of statistical modeling experience using the R programming language
    • 2+ years of Python experience
    • 2+ years of SQL experience
    • 1 + years of machine learning experience
    • Knowledge and understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) disciplines such as Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing
    • Hands-on NLP & ML (machine leaning) is must and must have worked with NLP packages such as Stanford NLP, NLPTK and other open-source libraries.
    • Experience with common NLP techniques, such as Pre-processing (tokenization, part-of-speech tagging, parsing, stemming)

    Desired Qualifications


    • Knowledge and understanding of Semantic analysis (named entity recognition, sentiment analysis)
    • Knowledge and understanding of modeling and word representations (TF-IDF, LSA, LDA, word2vec)
    • Experience working with big data infrastructure with tools such as Hive, Spark, Databricks and H2O
    • Experience with reading, understanding and implementing algorithms and other techniques from industry and academic publications


    Educational Requirements

    • 2+ years experience in the industry with relevant AI, NLP, ML design and build experience
    • A MS or Ph.D (Ph.D strongly preferred) in Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics or related fields
    • Ability to communicate proposals and results in a clear manner backed by data and coupled with actionable conclusions to drive business decisions

    Additional Requirements

    This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.

    Professionals in Guidehouse LLP may be subject to a government security investigation and may need to meet related eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

    The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


    Guidehouse is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other characteristics protected by law.


    If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.


    Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.


    Benefits include:

    • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
    • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan
    • Student Loan Paydown
    • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
    • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
    • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
    • Skills Development & Certifications
    • Employee Referral Program
    • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
    • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program


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