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Date Added: Fri 11/06/2021

Principal Ontologist

New York, NY, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime


Kforce has a client that is seeking a Principal Ontologist in New York, NY. Responsibilities:
  • Create, maintain, and continuously improve our internal ontology system
  • Develop methods for connecting external knowledge (both to additional external sources and our own internal graph) by creating additional ontology systems and identifying links between the disparate systems
  • Work in a highly collaborative fashion with Knowledge Graph engineers to ensure adherence to our ontology system and identify methods for increasing the reasoning capabilities of our inference system
  • Act as the internal domain expert for semantic knowledge relations and methods for adding business value with our knowledge base
  • Ensure that terminologies and ontologies provide adequate domain coverage and are compatible with relevant Information standards
  • Work with business and domain experts to develop and evolve ontology system
  • Develop high-quality technical documentation about terminologies and ontologies, including detailed descriptions of the terminology content and its associated models and processes
  • Work collaboratively with other technical teams on knowledge-engineering focused projects
  • Evangelize the value of our customers' knowledge, not just the knowledge graph, and how an ontological view of our data increases our ability to use it and extend it

Job Requirements:


  • Three (3) or more years of experience working with semantic technologies including RDF, SPARQL, and OWL 2
  • Working understanding of constraint languages like SHACL/SPIN
  • Experience with RDF is a plus
  • Ability to function well when working in somewhat ambiguous situations
  • Strong, effective communication skills as to bring multiple personalities and cultures together to work towards a common goal
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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