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Job Summary

Semantic Research, Inc.
Arlington, VA 22202
Computer Software
Government and Military
Business Services - Other
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
7+ to 10 Years
Career Level
Experienced (Non-Manager)

We provide competitive compensation and benefit packages.
Job Reference Code
REQ 0135

Semantica Subject Matter Expert II - Clearance Required (Job ID 0135)

About the Job

Semantica Subject Matter Expert II (Clearance Required) - Arlington, VA

Leader in Network-based, Graph Analytics and Knowledge Systems

Semantic Research Inc. is the leading provider of knowledge representation and analysis tools based on connected data and graph analysis. Semantica is the leading NetCentric Knowledge and Intelligence software platform. We provide innovative mission support and technical capabilities for our Department of Defense, Federal Law Enforcement and Intelligence Community customers. With our highly qualified personnel, unique technologies and NetCentric Intelligence methodologies, Semantic Research Inc. significantly improves the government's ability to integrate data from all sources, perform complex analysis, and present the resulting knowledge in ways that humans can understand it and make better, faster, more accurate decisions.

Semantic Research, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Semantica Subject Matter Expert to support ontology definition, data interface mapping, end user support, and aggregation of multiple data sets into structured archives suitable for analysis or other knowledge development tasks for a DHS customer. The candidate will support integration to enable end-users to see their data in context of:
1) associations (e.g. relationships, social network, communications),
2) locations (e.g. area of operations, address, coordinates),
3) modus operandi (e.g. pattern of life, travel activity), and
4) unique attributes (e.g. place/date of birth, drivers license number).
The candidate will develop workflows and define ontologies to integrate the capability to access data and information from multiple domain accessible databases, as well as allowing local desktop data input. The candidate will apply customer-provided domain language to semantically link multiple concepts to visualize the targeting of individuals, regional threat groups, associated movement, and support elements. Working in a team the candidate will establish a process to ingest customer data into Semantica® to enable users to build analysis and knowledge transfer products to support end-user field personnel.

Provides Expert guidance and insight into specific technologies and their application and independently performs a variety of system design and integration tasks where a specific subject matter expertise is necessary. Plans and performs research, design assessment, development, integration and other assignments in a specific technical area. Capable of directing activities, evaluating requirements, and develop solutions to highly complex problems.

The ideal candidate will use existing processes and tools to integrate customer specific data sources, workflows, and ontology with the Semantica® Platform.
Tasks include
• Analysis of the data environment (scope, schema, infrastructure, access, permissions);
• Establish a functional ontology (to support current business needs);
• Help users modify the ontology (to adapt to mission needs).

Experience and Qualifications:
• Must have at least eight (8) years of related experience in applicable field. Expert in single or multiple technical disciplines.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
• Proficient in providing analysis to government customers
• Familiar with Intelligence Analysis, Ontology, ETL operations, JIRA
• Proof of US citizenship is required
• Proof of permanent residency is required
• Clearance required DHS background investigation with favorable EOD; DOD TS/SCI clearance a plus

Reference Job Req Number: 0135

Semantic Research Inc. offers a challenging, rewarding and ethical work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people apply their talent, energy and dedication to make a difference in the world.

We provide competitive compensation and benefit packages that include company paid health insurance premiums for employees and their immediate families, 401K plans, and corporate use laptops and cell phone supplement. Semantic Research Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

Based on the early, ground-breaking work on knowledge representation for education by our founders, Semantic Research has been redefining the way users visualize, interact with, and understand data and information for more than 12 years.


After the events of 9/11/2001, we turned our attention to the problems associated with “connecting-the-dots” of information. Our unique adaptation of semantic network theory, from cognitive science, artificial intelligence and education, has enabled us to tackle the very hard problems of data fusion and common representation with a very different, and much more adaptable, vision than anyone else in the business.


The Network has become the dominant model for understanding in the modern age: Social networks, supply-chain networks, terrorist networks, financial networks, transnational criminal networks – all are based on amorphous, constantly adapting networks of people, organizations, places, things, events and ideas.


Semantica® is the only analysis tool built, from the ground up, to directly address the ever-changing networks that define the greatest data challenges of our times. NetCentric Intelligence® is the application of fused data and information to the deep problems of mapping and understanding the nature and specifics of constantly changing networks.


Semantic Research, Inc. pioneered the field of NetCentric Intelligence by adapting the semantic network as a data model for fusing and representing data from virtually any source into a common, visual, interactive representation of knowledge that allows analysts to see, and understand, the network they are attempting to exploit. 


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