Unisys Federal Systems

  • Biometrics "SME"

    Job Locations US-VA-Reston
    Req ID
    Federal Systems
    Travel Percentage
  • Summary / Description

    We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Biometrics "SME" to join our team in Reston, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.


    • Domain knowledge with thought leadership in emerging biometric technologies within border security or a unique identity context
    • Knowledge of multi modal fusion techniques
    • Ability to design testing protocols for biometric solutions to balance across detection rates, volume of transactions and response rates. 
    • Knowledge of current biometric solutions and vendor products and be able to utilize these to architect and implement biometric services for the federal market place.
    • Must possess technical proficiency with the analytical and quantitative utilization of biometric data for algorithmic tuning and functional enhancement to increase speed, accuracy, and efficiency of a biometric system
    • Must have hands-on experience with large automated biometric identification systems with large gallery sizes (10 million+) and a large number of daily transactions (100K+) in terms of analysis, tuning, functional process flows, troubleshooting, and design, development, and deployment. 

    Must be able to:

    • Develop an understanding of the customer’s data environment through data profiling and statistical analyses 
    • Experience with developing predictive models for risk assessment arena using large data sets for high transactional volume environment
    • Experience with evaluating and measuring performance of models
    • Should have a firm understanding of common statistical modeling and techniques (e.g., linear regression, decision trees).
    • Execute complex SQL queries of large Oracle table(s) efficiently. (Note: Advanced command of SQL is important – beyond just simple PROC SQL commands in SAS to include perhaps something like Toad or Oracle SQL Developer.) 
    • Must be familiar with NIST studies and matching algorithms.
    • Conceptual understanding of – and/or prior experiences related to – data profiling, fuzzy matching, entity resolution, and signal detection theory (specifically with respect to SD theory: designing and improving upon systems that monitor, minimize, and balance false positive and false negative outcomes).
    • Perform the above tasks using SAS, SPSS, R, Python with Data Analysis Packages or Matlab.
    • Must be well versed with:
      • Biometric Capture in terms of ISO or NIST standards
      • Biometric Capture Quality Assessment
      • Biometric Performance Evaluation and Assessment (ROC, CMC, etc.)
      • Biographic matching algorithm (Biographic Matching Design Concept)
      • Machine Readable Travel Document ICAO standards 
      • Message Exchange Standards such as BioAPI, NIEM, ANSI, ISO/IEC


    Position Requirements:

    • Master's degree and minimum 15 years of related experience or equivalent.
    • US Citizenshp Required
    • Ability to understand and analyze data models – how the data is stored in relational databases
    • Design and development of complex large scale OLTP system in Oracle environment
    • Obtain, scrub, explore, model and interpret data currently stored in Oracle databases – using SQL and other data mining tools like SAS or SPSS Modeler
    • Provide proper sizing estimates, Design hardware and software architecture
    • Expertise in real-life implementation and deployment, vendor management and proof-of-concept or R&D experiences.
    • Ability to understand system integration aspects of integrating model input and output in transactional systems to help real time decision making
    • Good understanding software application architecture and develop integration approaches for predictive models
    • Experience in performing data quality analysis and profiling tasks, including: Source/target assessments, Data model integrity, Redundancy checks, Ranges and outliers Sparsity/density metrics.
    • Prior experience in working in a mission oriented environment a plus
    • Experience with statistics, modeling and machine learning techniques a plus
    • Advanced – Master’s degree Computer Science or Applied Mathematics or Computational Statistics preferred
    • Strong organization and time management skills – prior experience in leading a small team is preferred
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively within a team environment 
    • Ability to work effectively in a high energy and a very rapid dynamic environment

    Preferred Skills/Experience:

    • Must possess biometric and border security related IT architectural Expertise relevant to Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies. 
    • Involvement in the design, delivery and testing of a nation state level biometric solution such as IDENT, ABIS or NGI.
    • Familiarity with policy and/or governance regarding the use of personally identifiable information
    • Experience with federal security policies such as NIST and FISMA


    About Unisys

    Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

    Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

    Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

    Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

    Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

    Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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