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Job #: R-00108168
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Developer to work at our customer site on Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. We are seeking a dedicated, talented, and experienced AI Developer to work as part of a leading-edge research and engineering, design and development team. Leidos seeks mission and team-oriented individuals who enjoy working as an individual contributor in highly collaborative and interdisciplinary teams.

The AI Developer will contribute to the Adaptive Technologies for Force Readiness Program supporting AFRL/RHW. The ATFR Program provides the Air Force with research into a wide range of advanced machine learning (ML) technologies--such as cognitive modeling, adversarial robustness, and reinforcement learning—with the goal of creating reliable autonomous agents capable of teaming up with Warfighters in dynamic mission environments.

The Air Force is increasingly utilizing ML systems across a variety of domains to solve myriad problems. However, these systems are frequently susceptible to adversarial attacks, making them a potential security risk when deployed outside of laboratory conditions. The primary effort the AI developer will be contributing to is the development of novel metrics for measuring the robustness of ML systems. The secondary effort will be designing, then comparing ML systems trained interactively to independently trained counterparts.

Primary Responsibilities

You will work as part of a research team to develop creative and innovative solutions for complex machine learning and artificial intelligence problems.

  • Collect, process, and analyze various types of data for researching and developing analytics tools and approaches.

  • Research, then implement machine learning algorithms, techniques, and other tools from academic literature.

  • Work along with full-stack developers to build UIs, data visualizations, and model performance charts for downstream use.

Basic Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher, or a bachelor’s degree with 2+ years' experience in Computer Science, Visual Analytics, Machine Learning, Mathematics or related field.

  • Experience with Visual Analytics, Human-Computer Interactions, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.

  • Experience with conducting research in machine learning.

  • Proficient with Python

  • Proficient with PyTorch and Numpy.

  • Proficient with git, Jira, and agile development

  • Self-motivated with strong intellectual curiosity, especially around defining impact.

  • Maintain outstanding written and oral communications skills, and good organizational skills.

  • Be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Be a US Citizen and capable of obtaining DOD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in full-stack development, web-based systems, service-oriented architectures, front-end user interfaces, and back-end databases.

  • Experience with UI development.

  • Experience with Adversarial Robustness.

  • Experience with Active or Interactive Machine Learning.

  • Experience with human subjects research, user studies, or UX design and testing.

  • Experience in a research environment.

  • Experience in Web Development

  • Experience using High Performance Computing or Cloud Computing.

  • Proficient with Node Frameworks (React or Angular)

  • Cognitive modeling/ intelligent agent experience.

  • Active DOD Secret security clearance.


Electronic Warfare

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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