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Job #: R-00111477
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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The Leidos Innovation Center (LiNC) at Leidos currently has an opening for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Researcher to work at our customer site on Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. We are seeking a dedicated, talented, and experienced AI Researcher 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 Researcher 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 machine learning (ML) in human-machine teaming systems to advance our understanding and capabilities to assess the performance of ML systems under a variety of conditions, including adversarial ML. We also seek to develop novel metrics for measuring robustness of ML systems when humans are integrated into the learning process or when ML is integrated into human decision making.

This effort involves researching state of the art ML models and training methods together with assessments of model robustness. At the conclusion of the project, we aim to have a better understanding of the mechanisms for and measurement of robustness in the context of machine learning.

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.

  • Work within a research team to develop creative and innovative interfaces for complex analytical data produced by ML and Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems.

  • Direct, collect, understand, and process various types of data for developing analytics visualizations for research and analysis.

  • Build creative visualizations and user interfaces that show off the models being tested and allow for human feedback or enable active and interactive learning paradigms.

  • Help bridge the gap between computers and humans utilizing ML, AI, and intelligent user interfaces.

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 in Deep Learning.

  • Experience with conducting research in machine learning.

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

  • Experience with Visual Analytics, Human-Computer Interactions, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Explainable AI (XAI).

  • Proficient with PyTorch and Numpy.

  • Experience with UI development.

  • Proficient with git.

  • Possess solid software development and programming skills in Python, JavaScript, and Web Developement.

  • Experience using data visualization tools and/or libraries such as React, d3, or other tools.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Cognitive modeling/ intelligent agent experience.

  • Experience using High Performance Computing or Cloud Computing.

  • Active DOD Secret security clearance.


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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 45,000 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

Pay and Benefits

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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