Machine Learning Engineer III

AeroVironment, Inc.
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Job Description

The Machine Learning Engineer III will be a member of the Learning and Active Perception (LEAP) group in AV’s MacCready Works division and develop a variety of innovative computer vision (detection, classification, localization, and tracking) and other analytics solutions for defense and commercial applications. These development efforts will require a range of skills and tools across traditional engineering, computer science, and mathematical disciplines including but not limited to computer vision, machine learning, optimization, deep convolutional neural networks, and visual tracking. This position will work on all stages of development including requirements definition, concept design, prototyping, detailed design, test and evaluation, and validation and verification testing.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support development of computer vision and machine learning (ML) algorithms capable of detection, classifying, localizing, and tracking objects of interest from a variety of stationary and mobile sensor platforms
  • Implement ML algorithms and validate designs through a series of purpose-designed experiments
  • Analyze ML algorithms to solve a given problem and rank them by their success probability on new data
  • Set objectives and develop models that help achieve them, along with metrics to track their progress
  • Select appropriate datasets and data representations
  • Analyze errors of the model and design strategies to overcome them
  • Write and test software to support the integration of machine learning algorithms into aircraft (such as autopilots, payloads, or other functional components) or other systems
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills & Experience)

  • BS in any of the following fields: Computer Science/Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related Science or Engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years of relevant experience in machine learning and/or computer vision
  • Familiarity with C/C++ or Python required
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex systems
  • Proficiency with a deep learning framework such as TensorFlow or Keras
  • Proficiency with basic libraries for machine learning such as scikit-learn and pandas
  • Proficiency with OpenCV
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Visualizing and manipulating big datasets
  • Algorithmic optimization
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Predictive analytics

Other Qualifications & Desired Competencies

  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Familiarity with office software and computer-based productivity tools
  • Ability to work within defined requirements to complete tasks under minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player and collaborate effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Able to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, where small teams share a broad variety of duties
  • Displays strong initiative and drive to accomplish goals and meet company objectives
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for current and past work products
  • Is committed to learning from mistakes and driven to improve and enhance performance of oneself, others, and the company
  • Has effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Focuses on teamwork, collaboration and puts the success of the team above one's own interests

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in an office environment (Constant)
  • Required to sit and stand for long periods; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard (Frequent)

The salary range for this role is:

$132,954 - $199,430

AeroVironment considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the location, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

ITAR Requirement:

This position requires access to information that is subject to compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). In order to comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S. person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A “U.S. person” according to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR § 120.15. Some positions will require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.

Benefits: AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit offerings please visit:

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Company Info.

AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc. is an American defense contractor HQ in Arlington, Virginia, that designs and manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Dr. Paul B. MacCready Jr., a designer of human-powered aircraft, founded the company in 1971. The company is best known for its lightweight human-powered and solar-powered vehicles. The company is the US military's top supplier of small drones - notably the Raven, Switchblade, Wasp and Puma moddels.

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