Machine Learning Research Engineer

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Job Description

Leidos is seeking a Machine Learning Research Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan!

We are leaders in the exploitation of airborne and satellite imagery for automated target detection and classification. We are looking for someone to join our technical team who can immediately start supporting our existing research programs. This is an opportunity to use your ML and image/signal processing experience and expertise to conduct applied research, software development, and transition new and innovative solutions to address difficult surveillance problems in the defense and intelligence communities.

The opportunity awaits to create your own research portfolio by exploiting advanced image and signal data into actionable information.

These are some of the interesting things you will be doing:

  • Working with small teams on the research, design, and development of sensor exploitation systems including object/target detection and classification.
  • Collaborating with our customers to address challenging surveillance mission requirements by developing new capabilities as well as making improvements to existing systems.
  • Interacting with technical and management staff at Leidos and our customers to execute research and development projects, document and report project results and support business capture efforts.

To be successful in this job you will need these skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field with 4+ years of experience in Computer Vision, Deep Learning and/or Signal Processing or a Master’s degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience.
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • Strong Python and PyTorch capabilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and the ability to effectively interface with and brief your ideas and technical solutions to coworkers, teammates, and customers.

You will really impress us if you have these skills and/or interests:

  • Experience integrating machine learning solutions into software useable by others.
  • Familiarity with exploiting remote sensing data and imagery, particularly Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), data.
  • Experience developing software in Linux environments.
  • Interest and desire in crafting and leading your own research program portfolio within the U.S. defense and intelligence communities.

Company Info.


Leidos, formerly known as Science Applications International Corporation, is an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services.

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    Information Technology
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    La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA
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