FAST Labs - Emerging AI/ML Research Scientist (Hybrid)

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Job Description

  • Clearance Level - Must Be Able To Obtain: Top Secret/SCI Polygraph
  • ITAR: U.S. Citizen Or Green Card Required: Yes
  • Travel Percentage: <10%
  • Clearance Level - Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI Polygraph
  • Career Level: Experienced
  • Is Relocation Available: Yes

Because this role involves a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split between working onsite and remotely.

Looking to make a difference developing disruptive technologies? BAE Systems FAST Labs leads the way with opportunities for tackling the Defense and Intelligence Communities’ hardest problems with innovative software and hardware solutions. FAST Labs, the research arm of BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems, is looking for a machine learning Research Scientist to join the Emerging AI Innovation Group. The Emerging AI Innovation Group works on problems related to:

  • AI at the edge
  • Counter and adversarial AI
  • Robustness and trustworthiness

These technologies are being developed to support a wide-range of applications including signals and sensor processing, networking and communications, multi-level fusion, situational understanding, and autonomous decision making and reasoning.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Working with experts across the spectrum of military subject matter experts, data and AI/ML scientists, and software engineers to create trusted AI/ML solutions to challenging problems.
  • Providing technical leadership, algorithm design, customer interaction and shaping, writing technical portions of proposals, or new concept development depending on the specific project.
  • Implementing software prototypes for defense customers to demonstrate feasibility of solutions then transition projects for follow-on development. Consistently work in the cutting edge of DoD technology.
  • Presenting at conferences and helping develop collaborations with academic partners and small businesses/startups.

This position can be located in Burlington, MA; Arlington, VA; Reston, VA; Durham, NC; Merrimack, NH; or Austin, TX.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Bachelors Degree (6+ years professional experience); Masters Degree (4+ years professional experience); PhD (2+ years professional experience) in a science, mathematics, or engineering subject required
  • Expertise in state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.
  • Experience with prototyping code in Python with packages such as PyTorch, TensorFlow/Keras, scikit-learn, SciPy, etc.
  • Interest in applying AI/ML knowledge to DARPA and DoD challenges (past DoD-industry experience not required).
  • Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires US citizenship status and eligibility to obtain a US security clearance.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Expertise and/or an interest in performing applied research in emerging areas such as Edge AI, Adversarial or Counter-AI, Trustworthy and Robust AI
  • Track record of publications or conference presentations
  • Experience briefing customers and writing proposals
  • Experience serving in a technical leadership role
  • Experience with CNNs, RNNs, and transformers a plus
  • Experience with MLOps a plus
  • Experience coding in languages besides Python (CUDA, C++, Java, and/or Matlab) a plus

Company Info.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems plc is a British multinational arms, security, and aerospace company based in London, England. It is the largest defence contractor in Europe, and ranked the seventh-largest in the world based on applicable 2021 revenues. As of 2017, it is the biggest manufacturer in Britain.

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