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The MITRE Corporation Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer - 00054195 in McLean, Virginia

Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer - 00054195


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We are currentlyseeking Deep Learning / Computer Vision Research Software Engineer to join theCross-cutting Urgent Innovation Cell (CUIC), an organization that is unique toMITRE because:

  • Weare team of analysts, scientists, innovators, and engineers focused ondelivering meaningful solutions to national security challenges

  • Weconcentrate on rapid prototyping, mission analysis, experimentation, andresearch together in a unique environment that is structured to optimizeresults.

  • Weleverage our strong relationships with our customers and their missions todrive innovation that helps solve our nation's biggest challenges.

CUIC relies oninitiative and enthusiasm from individual staff members who work proactivelyand collaboratively towards common goals. We are looking for talented problemsolvers with a passion for adapting emerging academic and commercialtechnologies to develop cross-cutting innovative solutions for the defense,intelligence, and civilian communities.

We are seeking individualswith expertise in machine learning, algorithm development and/or deep learning.Candidates do not need experience in all these areas but should have strongproficiency and hands-on experience in at least one.

As a member of CUIC,your day-to-day work will be in one or more of the following:

  • Applyyour knowledge of computer vision, remote sensing or machine learning to avariety of challenging problems by developing software prototypes to measurethe feasibility of an algorithm/approach.

  • Adaptresearch done in academia and industry to solve critical national securityproblems important to both the defense and intelligence communities.

  • Codein Python, C , or other languages to prototype/test algorithms and softwaretools in a team environment.

  • White-board(i.e. brainstorm, problem solve) with experienced technical staff to developsolutions for challenging problems, work with a small team to implement/testthose solutions, and then quantify their accuracy.

  • Analyzedata from cutting-edge sensor systems, including visible, infrared, andhyperspectral imagery and video.

  • Designand develop code architectures for the retrieval, processing, fusion, analysis,and visualization of various datasets by leveraging backend/frontend softwareand integrating various data platforms to support rapid analytics.

  • Learnnew techniques and approaches on-the-job by leveraging both structurededucational content as well as expertise from team members.

  • Maintainfull responsibility for deliverables-including definition, completion, andtechnical quality, as well as assuring consistency across the responsibilityspan.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, data science, applied mathematics/statistics, operation research, or other physical science/engineering fields.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements for TS/SCI level security clearance (Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation).

  • Strong problem-solving skills and capable of working with scientists, analysts, and technical software developers across several technical disciplines.

  • Strong software development and/or algorithmic scripting skills, preferably with knowledge of machine learning and/or deep learning frameworks.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience working technical challenges associated with machine learning and/or computer vision.

  • Experience cleaning and wrangling real-world messy data.

  • Domain knowledge of machine learning and computer vision techniques for classification, detection, key attribute extraction, segmentation, or activity detection.

  • Hands-on experience using deep learning and computer vision libraries such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Caffe, OpenCV, and scikit-image.

  • Practical experience in statistics and linear algebra.

  • Experience with modern source control software and methodology, including version control with Git and code reviews in a GitHub Flow-like development workflow.

  • Experience with object-oriented programming and principles, in Python or C

  • Proficiency with Python's scientific computing and machine learning ecosystem such as NumPy, SciPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, and scikit-learn.

  • Comfortability working with Linux-based environments and servers.

  • TS/SCI level clearance.

Additional (Nice-to-Have but Not Required) Qualifications:

  • Experience with parallel processing, including Python multithreading and multiprocessing, distributed and shared memory parallelism with MPI and OpenMP in C , and/or CUDA for NVIDIA GPUs.

  • Experience with containerization and deployment of portable code with Docker or Singularity.

  • Familiarity with computational geometry and visual navigation.

Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

Other Locations United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Sep 24, 2019, 12:31:55 PM

Req ID: 00054195

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