Human Language Technology Research Engineer Senior

BTS Software Solutions Columbia, MD
Human Language Technology Research Engineer - TS/SCI w/ Full Scope Poly

BTS Software Solutions is seeking an ACTIVE, TOP SECRET/SCI (TS/SCI) w/ Full Scope Poly, Human Language Technology Research Engineer to join our team in Fort Meade, MD.

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

The HLT Research Engineer will support Human Language Technology (HLT) and/or Natural Language Processing (NLP) projects through identification of solutions to HLT application problems: the building of voice/text analytic models, including performance assessment of models, adjustment of algorithms and processes to optimize model building procedures and corporate configurations, examine new methods of creating models, and provide ad hoc exploration of applications impacting voice analytic solutions, and/or, the research and development of natural language processing algorithms (e.g. development and testing of parsers, part-of-speech taggers, Wordnet applications, and processing of multi-lingual data; these algorithms will then be applied to NSA/SIGINT and other data sources of interest. This work includes supporting advanced data driven model building services, including assessment of the performance of vendor-supplied modeling algorithms, adjustment of algorithms and processes to optimize model building procedures and corporate configurations.

The HLT Research Engineer is responsible for:

1) providing expert knowledge and insight into specific areas of HLT science and technology;

2) guiding the development and application of this HLT knowledge to the project;

3) Independently performing a variety of system design and integration tasks where HLT subject matter expertise is required.

Produce high quality professional work on diverse assignments that are technically complex, in support of HLT research, development and engineering efforts

Performs research, design, and development activities

Performs design, development, and implementation activities under the routine direction of more senior technical staff

Resolves complex technical problems by applying advanced principles and R&D techniques in Human Language Technologies; has working knowledge across a number of HLT specialties

Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of HLT


A minimum of six (6) years general experience in computer science, engineering, or an HLT-relevant field.

Proficiency with scientific research software development using at least one (1) of the following: Python, C/C++, Java

Familiar with HLT analytic development projects

Comfortable with HLT prototype development

In depth experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP) projects

Fully capable with entity extraction/disambiguation

Experience with machine learning/classification

Clear experience with: Speaker Recognition, Language Recognition, Automatic Speech Recognition, Machine Translation, and Pattern Recognition

Fluency with scientific computing, specifically Python/Numpy/Scipy, Julia, and/or MATLAB


EDUCATION: A bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or an HLT-relevant field may be substituted for three years general experience; a master's degree in computer science, engineering, or an HLT-relevant field may be substituted for five years general experience; a doctoral degree in computer science, engineering, or an HLT-relevant field may substitute for six years general experience

CLEARENCE: TS/SCI w/ Full Scope Poly

LOCATION: Fort Meade, MD

About BTS Software Solutions

BTS Software Solutions is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business who are community-focused innovators who transform ideas into technology to serve people. We recognize that innovation is only valuable when applied towards a needed solution. Technology has no value without the hard work to turn ideas into reality. Our roots are in helping save Soldiers lives through technology. We bring that ethos to serving our community. We create solutions that touch people's lives - products to communicate, to connect companies with customers, to stay informed, to save lives, and to enhance lives.

We have a small company persona with a large company ethos and capabilities; we create elegant solutions for complex problems that will enrich peoples lives. BTS offers one of the best benefits packages in the industry: 100% Company PAID health benefits, PTO, 401K matching and vested from day one of employment, to name just a few of our benefits and perks. To learn more about BTS Software Solutions visit us at

BTS Software Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.